The Journey Begins

Thanks for joining me!

Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton

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My blogging journey begins thanks to Phill Moore of thisweekin4n6.com.  I don’t know how he does it, but he maintains an incredible wealth of knowledge, on a weekly basis.  This includes a post on starting a blog, which is why I say – thanks Phill.  After a strenuous five minutes involving things like choosing a domain name, and clicking a few option buttons, this blog has taken its first baby steps.

A bit and byte about myself (did you see what I did there) – I live and work in the northeast U.S.  I work a caseload involving mobile and computer forensic examinations.  The work includes data analysis, as well.  What about the road leading up to my current job?

I strongly believe that, my path to digital forensic began in my younger years, while downloading viruses to my Compaq Presario.  Hard drive reformatting became one of my hobbies, and I only needed tech support on two occasions, to walk me through the process.  In my semi-older years, I took this love for drive-formatting, and supplemented it with a few courses in cybersecurity.  Thereafter, I just fell in love with everything having to do with digital forensics.  As a result, I wish to pass along some information that I’ve found useful during my journey.  All you need is a spark!

Here are a few of the activities I like to classify as “research and development” to continue learning about the field:

I could go on, but I hope I’ve provided enough information, for anyone interested in digital forensics, to start their journey.  A little Google magic will help with any of the items listed above.

Before I end this first blog post, I’ll mention some of the things I want to get done in the near future:

  • Learn Python enough to create scripts for my workgroup
  • Attend SANS FOR572 (Advanced Network Forensics)
  • Continue meeting new people working in digital forensics
  • Ride-along with someone in IR (or a SOC)

Feel free to contact me with any questions, concerns, or rants.  I’m a pretty good sounding board.

Thanks for tuning in, and I promise to post some interest tidbits as they become available!

 

2 thoughts on “The Journey Begins

  1. Hello Luis,

    I have taken my first role as a forensic examiner just 1 year and 3 months ago. I am very excited about your blog post and have already benefited from your “research and development” section. Am looking forward to your future posts!

    Nate

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    1. Hey Neight! I’m very happy to hear something in that section works for you! Everyday, there is something new spawned in digital forensics, whether it’s a tool or some insight into an old artifact. This is what makes me excited about digital forensics as a whole. I’ll have more info to share in just a bit. Take care and thanks for taking the time to visit!

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