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10 May 2006 

I have not actually sat through a whole episode of CSI (apparently a sin in the eyes of my friends), but I am completely hooked on Numb3rs. Considering careers falls under my umbrella of workforce librarian, I got interested in what computer forensics entails. While a career as a computer forensics librarian is a little way off, I looked around for some interesting resources.

Forensic Focus seems to be the most interesting one I have found so far. They have articles that you can view on a variety of topics.

For you wiki fans, there is a Forensics Wiki that you can enjoy. It does not look complete but it could be interesting.

Then there is the Computer Forensics World site too and it has a Slashdot structure, complete with forums that you could post questions too.

About.com has an article on "How to become a Cyber-Investigator" and it will give you an idea about the certifications that might be required. Warning: It does not look cheap! But if you fancy being a Cyber-Investigator then why not?

There is a ton of books on Amazon too on this topic. I noticed that my local police department has a division for Computer Forensics and Analysis. I might have to see if they could share some other resources!

Interesting stuff. I did two semesters of undergrad work in a Police Administration major because I was interested in this field and wanted to chase serial killers. I rethought my career path when I noticed many of the guys I was in class with were real dicks. Not saying all cops are dicks, but many of those in the classes I took were.

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