Computer       
           Forensics

Love the idea of digital forensics investigation? That is what computer forensics is all about. You will learn how to determine potential online criminal activity at its inception, legally gather evidence, search and investigate wireless attacks. 

Today's world is cyber so it is no surprise that computer crime is on the rise. Police, government institutions and even corporate entities use computer forensics tools to solve cases related to computer and digital devices. Whether you are starting out and do not even know what is computer forensics, or if you are an established professional, this internship program will help you start a new career or develop an existing one. Having a computer forensic investigator certificate is extremely valuable in the network security community.

Gain a solid understanding of Computer Forensics and advance your career

In this internship program, you will learn the principles and techniques for digital forensics investigation and the spectrum of available computer forensics tools. You will learn about core forensics procedures to ensure court admissibility of evidence, as well as the legal and ethical implications. You will learn how to perform a forensic investigation on both Unix/Linux and Windows systems with different file systems. 

Applications are open for internships with work experience for 6-24 months in Computer Forensics
Scope of Computer Forensics
  • Scientific examination and analysis of Digital Storage Media for example hard drives, Flash Memory, Floppy Disks, CD/DVD etc.

  • Forensic Analysis of Mobile phones and Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs).

  • Forensic Examination of standalone/ networked computers after a break-in, for example, to determine how the attacker gained access and what the attacker did.
     

  • Retrieve/acquire evidence from digital media.

  • Recovery of deleted digital data in case of damaged hardware that may have evidentiary value.
     

  • Recovery of deleted digital data in case of software failure that may have evidentiary value.
     

  • Forensic Analysis of retrieved and/or submitted media.
     

  • To provide expert testimony on resultant analysis on Agency cases in the Court.

According to PayScale, the average forensic computer analyst makes around $70,000 a year, though there's a rather wide range that can go from around $45,000 to around $115,000
Computer Forensics Jobs

Jobs in computer forensics tend to have titles like "investigator," "technician" or "analyst," depending on the level of seniority and specialization. The majority of jobs in the computer forensics field lie in the public sector — in law enforcement, for state or national agencies, or for crime labs.

Best Computer Forensics Certifications

There are mainly two types of computer forensics certifications available today, namely, vendor-neutral and vendor-specific.

Vendor-Neutral Certifications

  • Certified Forensic Computer Examiner (CFCE)

  • Certified Computer Examiner (CCE)

  • Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC)

  • Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHFI)

Vendor-Specific Certifications

  • EnCase Certified Engineer (EnCE)

  • AccessData Certified Examiner (ACE)

 

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