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 four entry-level, core cybersecurity roles mapped directly to the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education’s CyberSeek model.

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Certified Computer Forensics Examiner (CCFE)
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Certified Computer Forensics Examiner (CCFE)

Certified Computer Forensics Examiner (CCFE)

The Certified Computer Forensics Examiner (CCFE) certification path teaches you the skills needed to investigate computer threats. You'll learn about performing forensics on hard drives, file systems and networks as well as the legal and ethical issues of investigating cybercrime.

Certified Mobile Forensics Examiner (CMFE)
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Certified Mobile Forensics Examiner (CMFE)

Certified Mobile Forensics Examiner (CMFE)

The Certified Mobile Forensics Examiner (CMFE) certification path prepares you for the CMFE certification exam by teaching the necessary skills to investigate mobile threats and mobile cybercrime.

Computer Forensics
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Computer Forensics

Computer Forensics

The Computer Forensics skill path teaches you critical techniques about identifying, preserving, extracting, analyzing and reporting forensic evidence through use of the most popular computer forensic tools.

Mobile Forensics
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Mobile Forensics

Mobile Forensics

The Mobile Forensics skill path teaches you critical techniques about identifying, preserving, extracting, analyzing and reporting forensic evidence found on mobile devices, including Android, iOS, Windows Phone and Feature Phone.

Network Forensics
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Network Forensics

Network Forensics

The Network Forensics skill path helps you fully understand how systems are compromised and what traces are left behind by attackers on the network. You'll learn the concepts, techniques and tools used to analyze logs, protocols, wireless, web traffic and email.

Windows Registry Forensics
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Windows Registry Forensics

Windows Registry Forensics

The Windows Registry Forensics learning path will enable you to understand the purpose and structure of the files that create the Windows Registry. You will learn to identify, extract and interpret important data from a live and non-live Windows Registry.

Overview

Common job titles
  • Digital forensics analyst
  • Cyber forensics analyst
  • Cybersecurity forensics analyst
  • Computer forensics analyst
U.S. job openings
  • 967
Most-requested skills
  • Computer forensics
  • Linux
  • Information security
  • Consumer electronics
  • Hard drives
  • Information systems
  • Forensic toolkit
  • Unix
  • Malware engineering

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