Digital Forensics in 2021: Growing Scope and Emerging Trends

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Date: 16st November, 2021
Time: 9 AM CDT/ 7AM PDT/ 8:30 PM IST/ 3:00 PM GMT
Topic: Digital Forensics in 2021: Growing Scope and Emerging Trends

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With the rise of malicious activities in the cyber landscape, organizations need to hire more cybersecurity professionals, including forensic analysts and investigators, to secure their infosec architecture and detect the cause and impact of a security breach. This has paved the way for individuals from both IT and other technological backgrounds to utilize cyber forensic certifications to further propel their careers. Digital forensics is an essential aspect of tracing computer-based crimes in cybersecurity.

The career opportunities in Digital Forensics are growing rapidly. According to studies, the global market for digital forensics is estimated to reach $7 billion by 2024, with an average salary for cyber forensic professionals reaching $74,199 annually. With opportunities in both the private and government sectors, it’s no wonder why Digital Forensics is so appealing. The increase in cybercrimes has made skilled cyber forensic professionals with reputed certifications highly sought after.

Those interested in digital forensics have ample career opportunities, including digital forensics analyst, cloud forensic analyst, InfoSec analyst, digital forensic consultant, computer forensics investigator, forensics technician, forensic examiner, auditor, and more with growth rates 9-28% faster than general IT and cybersecurity roles.

Key Takeaways:

  • What is Digital Forensics?
  • What is the scope of Digital Forensics?
  • What are the career opportunities for professionals with IT and Non-IT backgrounds?
  • Who can transition into Digital Forensics and how?


Ricoh_HeadshotRicoh Danielson, Executive Advisory of Incident Response and Digital Forensic for a Private Organization

Bio: Ricoh Danielson is a decorated U.S. Army combat veteran of Iraq who has spent many years with special operations and other organizations in various countries such as Iraq, Afghanistan, and Haiti. He transitioned from the military to law and cybersecurity. He has since become a prominent figure in the cybersecurity world, specializing in incident response and cyber privacy. Ricoh has handled cyber breaches and conducted ransomware negotiations with cyberthreat actors.
Ricoh is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson School of Law, Colorado Tech University, and the University of Arizona. In addition, he also holds a multitude of cybersecurity certifications.

Sean_HeadshotSean Pattee, Incident Response Consultant

Bio: Sean Pattee is an Incident Response Consultant helping customers with proactive and reactive services. Prior to consulting, Sean was a Senior Threat Analyst at Redacted, Inc., helping the Managed Security Service deliver white-glove threat and response actions to their customer portfolio. He has also helped set up the Security Operations Center at Carvana and re-build the Security Operations Center at McKesson.

*Examples, analysis, views and opinion shared by the speakers are personal and not endorsed by EC-Council or their respective employer(s)

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