By Tim Rollins
Make sure you check out the latest episode of Exterro's digital forensics podcast series, FTK Over the Air. In our fourteenth episode, Exterro Forensics Evangelist Justin Tolman sits down with Dan Sumpter of Exterro, Chris DeLeon of Texas Central Bank, and Amanda Fields of Blue Cross Blue Shield, to talk about making the transition to digital forensics careers after working in law enforcement. With over 50 years of law enforcement experience combined, this group discusses the strengths from their public sector careers that gave them an advantage when transitioning into private DFIR investigations. They dive into team dynamics, data acquisition, remote work, zero trust obligations, and even reporting.
With over 700,000 cybersecurity jobs in the US unfilled, there is no shortage of opportunities for both established public sector investigators and young professionals looking to start out there career in digital forensics and incident response. In fact, Exterro FTK plays a role in helping young scholars at Louisiana Tech achieve their career goals in cybersecurity, as well!