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PostPosted: Tue Oct 18, 2011 11:44 pm    Post subject: Starting out Advice? Reply with quote

I just graduated from college with a BS in information security. I landed a job in gov't contracting with security policy writing. I really want to go into forensics. I took a class in undergrad, but I know I need more experience than that. Should I just bank on my security degree and get a few certs? (Which ones?) Or should I go ahead and get my masters in CF, or will that make me overqualified? Should I get both certs and masters? I want to stay working in some form for gov't, either directly or contracting. So which path is best?
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2011 7:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

IMHO - training is expensive and getting a job in CF is hard too.

Stick with the company you are working with and see if they can train and move you into the forensic component of their business - assuming they have one.

Good luck!
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2012 6:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You guys should be looking at law firms and the vendors that serve them. There is a tremendous need for people with this skillset. Look for jobs with "litigation support" in the title or find a "litigation support" recruiter and you shouldn't have any problems finding a job (a very good paying one).
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