Cybercrime analyst / investigator

The cybercrime analyst/investigator role includes a variety of entry-level information security positions focused on analyzing and investigating cybercrime events.

What does a cybercrime analyst do?

Cybercrime analysts and investigators require an understanding of how malware compromises a system and the methodologies behind digital forensics, including identifying, preserving, extracting, analyzing and reporting on cybercrime evidence.

It is one of three entry-level, core cybersecurity roles mapped directly to the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education’s CyberSeek model.

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Overview

Common job titles
  • Digital forensics analyst
  • Cyber IT/forensic/security incident responder
  • Cyber forensics analyst
  • Digital forensics technician
  • Cyber security forensic analyst
U.S. job openings
  • 777
Most-requested skills
  • Computer forensics
  • Information security
  • Linux
  • Network security
  • Python
  • Malware analysis
  • Information systems
  • Forensic toolkit
  • Malware engineering

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