Day in the Life of DFIR - skills needed for a career in Digital Forensics and Incident Response.

Day in the Life of DFIR (Digital Forensics and Incident Response) - interview with Becky Passmore, Vice President, Cyber Risk at Kroll Inc.

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Difficulty Level: beginner
Prerequisites: interest in working in DFIR or interest in advancing your career in DFIR

In this video, we will talk with someone who has significant experience in the Digital Forensics Incident Response (DFIR) field.

Becky Passmore holds a Master of Science Degree in Digital Forensics and Cyber Investigations. She currently works as a Digital Forensic Incident Response Examiner with Kroll, Inc.  She has over seventeen years of investigative skills as a Senior Digital Forensic Examiner with the Federal Government.  Becky has led a variety of complex digital investigations, including technical analysis for national security, insider threats, internet fraud, child exploitation, terrorism and public corruption. Becky has provided expert testimony in cases involving computer forensics.  Becky teaches at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and American InterContinental University.  She holds several certifications in technology and forensics; SANS - GCFE, SANS - GASF, CompTIA Net + and CompTIA A+, to name a few.   

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Video timeline
00:00 intro
01:32 how did you get into the field of Digital Forensics Incident Response?
02:31 what does a computer forensics examiner do?
04:24 what does a typical day in DFIR look like?
05:06 what kind of decisions does an examiner get to make?
05:57 how many cases do you work on at one time?
06:39 do examiners work in teams or by themselves?
07:47 give an example of a more interesting case you worked on
10:12 what latest technology change has been keeping you up at night?
11:54 how do yo deal with increasing volumes of data?
13:40 how does one get started in the field of DFIR?
16:26 what specific degree are you looking for as a hiring manager?
17:43 how would an applicant stand out from others?
19:43 what are the major difference between government and corporate investigations?
21:40 what types of challenges should someone expect to run up against?
23:15 what types of problem solving skills do you need?
26:03 speed round. FUN!

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