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Digital Detectives: Following the Computer Forensics Trail

Posted on July 21, 2015 in Articles | by

From hipsters in lab coats to gun-toting crime solvers, television programming is full of depictions of computer forensics as a fast-moving, action-packed career where analysts routinely interface with law enforcement and often confront perpetrators with evidence of their crimes in dramatic courtroom showdowns. Is that really the case?

As with any television dramatization, this depiction of digital forensics certainly glamorizes the field, but there are grains of truth behind the flashy Hollywood embellishments. Computer forensic technicians do often uncover critical evidence that solves crimes and they do testify in court about their findings. However, the reality is that forensic analysis is painstaking work that requires great attention and tremendous expertise. Successful forensic analysts have many lucrative career opportunities in both the public and private sectors.

Read the full article: Digital Detectives: Following the Computer Forensics Trail

Published July 21, 2015 in Certification Magazine

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