Digital crimes have almost doubled since the 1980s and keep growing faster than most governments and law enforcement agencies are able to keep up with them. Although many countries have created specialized task forces and groups to target the perpetrators, there is still a high demand in this constantly changing and evolving field. Newer technologies and viruses are being developed almost daily by hackers and terrorists, which has created a need for the latest in investigative resources so that governments and civilians can fight back.
Hackers always seem to be a few steps ahead of everyone else, which causes a great deal of damage and financial losses sometimes estimated to be in the billions, as in the case of the Love Bug virus of 2000. Some companies are forced to go bankrupt and/or lose their credibility when their customers find out their information has been compromised. Because of this, there is a need for skilled digital forensic scientists to fight back and protect citizens and information.
Founded in 2001, DataNumen is constantly staying up to date with the latest in computer crimes and creating products to battle its effects. The company is well known all across the world for their innovative products and technology in data and file recovery. Their software development kit in particular is always in demand with developers because of its ability to effectively integrate their latest programs into software quickly and easily. Their analysis center computer engineers can recover damaged and corrupted files in any format whether it is a hardware, software, virus, or hacker issue. DataNumen can also help with problems with everyday programs such as Excel and Outlook, recovering files and offering services like pst repair.
Interested in pursuing a career in digital forensics? If you think digital forensics is like what you see on CSI, think again. It can be tiresome and take months or even longer per case. Most of the time it is very boring, but sometimes you may have to watch and read disturbing things that you can’t “un-see”. You must also be a skilled computer software and programming expert (preferably with degrees from reputable universities) and stay up to date with the latest changes and developments in computer technology. Computer forensics examiners need to be able to think on their feet and have a level of creativity to solve different types problems, many of which have never been encountered before.
Although the pay tends to be pretty great and you get to help put bad people behind bars, make sure to do your research to see if this is the right career for you.
Alan Chen is President and Chairman of DataNumen, Inc., which is the world leader in data recovery technologies, including word recovery, excel repair, outlook repair and sql recovery software products. For more information visit www.datanumen.com.