Great, Another Forensics Blog

Lets address the 300# guerrilla in the room, the world needs another computer forensics blog like I need a hole in my head. This of course begs the question why I’m starting one. The answer is, I have to and I want to.

I have to because it’s not enough to say “I have certs X, Y & Z, so hire me”. You need to be active in the community and having a blog is a great way to do that.

I have to because you truly get a far better understanding of a topic when you have to teach it as opposed to just learn it. I doubt the local YMCA is interested in such a class so a blog it is.

I want to because I’m spending such a huge amount of resources (both time and money) to learn these topics and I think that I’ll be able to help a few people start in their journey. If I fork out $3,000 + for a training, I can at least have the common decency to write out my opinions so others can make an informed decision on whether or not the training might benefit them.

Right now I imagine that this blog will be me reviewing trainings that I attend in person or via the internet. In the last 6 months I’ve attended computer forensics trainings and mobile device forensics trainings that I’ll give my opinion on here. I’ve taken several computer forensics certification exams recently which I’ll write about as well. I’ll also review products when I can.

I’ve started to delve into the realm of ethical hacking and computer security so you’ll probably see quite a bit of material on those subjects as well.


I’ve learned so much from others blogging efforts and hopefully I  can help others in the future.



2 thoughts on “Great, Another Forensics Blog

  1. Yes, another forensics blog, but consider what others are posting, and if they’re posting at all. There is a great deal that can be discussed, with different perspectives added to the mix…and the biggest problem with forensic blogs is the lack of sharing or insight. No one of us knows everything, which is why it is so important for us to share out thoughts, findings, and perspectives when we can.

    • Very well said. I’m a big fan of yours and own/have read several of your books. Two of them went into my GCFA test with me 🙂

      I’ve been spending the last 14 months (and likely the next 6-10) knocking out cert after cert just to become well rounded. I know they’re not the be all end all but having not come from an IT background I really didn’t want to jump straight into forensics/security without having a better understanding of the core concepts.

      That said, I’ll be glad when this stretch is over and I can start to focus on a few areas I love and get some more research in. Right now my main contributions are course reviews but I look forward to the day when I can start posting experiments.

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