Acquisition and in-depth analysis of forensic evidence collected from a range of devices and operating systems ● Daily use of industry standard digital forensic tools such as: ○ Encase Investigator ○ Nuix Workstation and Investigate (Formerly Web Review) ○ Magnet Forensics Axiom ○ FTK Imager ○ BlackLight ○ Autopsy ● Communicated with customers to explain and update on forensic investigations ● Authored forensic reports to provide detailed technical break-downs of our investigations
To analyse information in a forensic manner and how to use a variety of forensic software, and identify the signs of an insider threat and how to respond accordingly.
Yes, I was treated as if I was a full employee and was expected to do the work of one, and was not treated as a student. It was refreshing to be treated as if I was an actual employee and not just given busy work.
The entire team offered their expertise to me in the initial training and they were also happy to assist me whenever I had issues with work.
Everyone was immensely friendly, there were no unpleasant people I ever encountered. They cultivated a friendly attitude, often poking fun at each other with banter.
I thoroughly enjoyed the placement - I gained an opportunity to learn so much through real world experience and honestly learnt more in 10 months than I did in my previous 2 years of university. I enjoyed making new friends and learning new things.
Be enthusiastic when you apply, and show a passion for whatever it is you're applying for, preferably with prior experience, and show a willingness to learn more.
Placement Year (10 Months+)