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SO YOU WANT TO WORK IN             DIGITAL FORENSICS?                 The Lorenzi Group(C) 2012 THE LORENZI GROUP - ALL RI...
WHY ARE WE DOING THIS                          PRESENTATION?We decided to do this presentation because we are seeing an in...
WHAT IS DIGITAL FORENSICS?                    Simple 4 Step Process                        Preservation                   ...
DEGREE, CERTS…. WHO CARES?           Your mom. (That’s who cares)                          Why?        Because digital for...
WHY IS IT SO HARD TO FIND A              JOB IN THE FIELD?     People don’t know what digital forensics is.   The big comp...
I REALLY WANT TO WORK IN                       DIGITAL FORENSICS….                              Great!           Just know...
STILL, I REALLY WANT TO BE                               HERE….                    Network like a lunatic                 ...
WHAT ELSE CAN I DO?                                           Volunteer.         At current position, discuss digital fore...
ANYTHING ELSE I CAN DO?            Update your LinkedIn profile. All the time.Remember: This is not Facebook. FB is for fr...
THAT’S IT?!?                                          Yep.          You need to be creative, be persistent, work hard, and...
THE LORENZI GROUP    Data Analytics, Digital Forensics, Data Security                  Robert Fitzgerald                 8...
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So, You Want To Work In Digital Forensics....

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This is a presentation on how to "break into" digital forensics (and what we think is important once you do).

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So, You Want To Work In Digital Forensics....

  1. 1. SO YOU WANT TO WORK IN DIGITAL FORENSICS? The Lorenzi Group(C) 2012 THE LORENZI GROUP - ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
  2. 2. WHY ARE WE DOING THIS PRESENTATION?We decided to do this presentation because we are seeing an influx of people with skills and a refusal of companies to hire those people with skills. We think this situation is silly. There are many opportunities in the industry. Companies and employees need to change their paradigm. (C) 2012 THE LORENZI GROUP - ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
  3. 3. WHAT IS DIGITAL FORENSICS? Simple 4 Step Process Preservation Restoration Analysis Reporting No more, no less.The 2 most important aspects of this is ANALYSIS and REPORTING (C) 2012 THE LORENZI GROUP - ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
  4. 4. DEGREE, CERTS…. WHO CARES? Your mom. (That’s who cares) Why? Because digital forensics isn’t about tests. It’s about process. It’s about analysis. It’s about articulation. It’s about testimony. (NONE of which you get from degrees and certs.)(C) 2012 THE LORENZI GROUP - ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
  5. 5. WHY IS IT SO HARD TO FIND A JOB IN THE FIELD? People don’t know what digital forensics is. The big companies paid BIG dollars for experts. No one pays BIG dollars now. Companies have TOO HIGH expectations (because of how much they pay….)Clients don’t want to spend money on digital forensics (because they don’t understand it)(C) 2012 THE LORENZI GROUP - ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
  6. 6. I REALLY WANT TO WORK IN DIGITAL FORENSICS…. Great! Just know that you’re going to have some hurdles….Know that you are (probably) going to have to make up a role/position for yourself.Know that NO ONE ELSE really understands what you’re talking about. Know that if you’re successful, you will be great. (C) 2012 THE LORENZI GROUP - ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
  7. 7. STILL, I REALLY WANT TO BE HERE…. Network like a lunatic IMPORTANT NOTE: Networking is NOT collecting business cards!! Networking is meeting people and helping them first withthe understanding that someday… 6 weeks, 6 months, or 6 years from now, they MAY be in a position to help you.TIP: After every networking event, ask yourself: “Who did I help today?” (C) 2012 THE LORENZI GROUP - ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
  8. 8. WHAT ELSE CAN I DO? Volunteer. At current position, discuss digital forensics as part of the over-all data security solution.Meet police chief at the local (small) town you live in. NOTE: PD’s in most major cities DO NOT NEEDyour volunteer services and will not hire you. Go to the small towns, explain what you can do, why it could be helpful and offer support if they ever need it. Start a blog. Post interesting articles, thoughts, or ideas.Improve your skills in public speaking and analysis (the 2 most important skills in digital forensics). (C) 2012 THE LORENZI GROUP - ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
  9. 9. ANYTHING ELSE I CAN DO? Update your LinkedIn profile. All the time.Remember: This is not Facebook. FB is for friends. LinkedIn is for money. Do NOT confuse them. Be willing to work part-time, on contract, project only, and more for opportunities. There are opportunities in: Law Firms, Accounting Firms, PI Firms, HR Firms, Law Enforcement, eDiscovery Firms, Consulting Firms, Data Security Firms and more. (C) 2012 THE LORENZI GROUP - ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
  10. 10. THAT’S IT?!? Yep. You need to be creative, be persistent, work hard, and be patient. (No one will hire you if you’re too pushy. No one will hire you if you’re not assertive.) Review your resume, update LinkedIn, start networking. (No, you aren’t a good networker. How do I know? You don’t have the job you want.)Write down your ideas for integrating DiFo into your existing role. Write out a draft letter to your boss. Schedule a meeting with “the boss” to discuss. Use the letter as a guide. DON’T give “the boss” the letter, have a discussion instead.Call the local PD. Ask to meet with the Chief. Explain that you’d like to come in and help out. You are looking to trade your time and skills for experience. (C) 2012 THE LORENZI GROUP - ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
  11. 11. THE LORENZI GROUP Data Analytics, Digital Forensics, Data Security Robert Fitzgerald 866-632-9880 x123 rfitzgerald@thelorenzigroup.com www.thelorenzigroup.com(C) 2012 THE LORENZI GROUP - ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

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