Hiring kit: Computer Forensic Analyst

Originally Published:
Jun 2019

The typical job duties of a computer forensic analyst involve the examination of electronic equipment ranging from basic USB flash drives to entire enterprise IT infrastructures. Whether it is a personal computer, smartphone, or encrypted hard drive, the analyst’s job is to search, find, and document exactly what information can be gathered from a device. Traditionally, this process was undertaken to acquire evidence in a legal investigation, but computer forensic analysts can now be found working in many industries and under many circumstances. This hiring kit includes a job description, sample interview questions, and a basic want ad to help you find, recruit, and hire the best candidates for your company.

From the job description:

Your company name] is searching for a Computer Forensic Analyst to help [criminal, legal, compliance, etc.] investigators find, analyze, and document information and data recovered from electronic equipment used for illegal or non-compliant activity. The successful candidate will have demonstrable technical expertise and established analytical problem-solving abilities.

Candidates will also have highly advanced communication skills and the proven ability to work in a high-pressure team environment.

Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree in computer sciences or information technology from an accredited university or college. Supplemental education or training in accounting, finance, or criminal justice is preferred.

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