Do you need to be a PI to do Forensics?

Do you need a private investigators license to practice forensics in Texas? Well in many cases yes.  If, for example, you are directly securing evidence and analyzing said evidence, then yes you do.  However there are exceptions. Frequently I am asked to render an expert opinion in court cases regarding forensic procedures.  According to the Texas Department of Public Safety a scientific review and even serving as an expert witness does not require a private investigator license “Section 1702.130 of [...]

Do you need to be a PI to do Forensics? 2017-05-30T08:45:50+00:00

What makes a cyber security professional?

One problem we have today, with the attention to cyber security, is that everyone wants to get into the game. And frankly there are all too many 'security professionals' and even 'security companies' that simply don't have sufficient skills.  So what makes a good security professional? Here is what I consider the most basic skillset: First and foremost you need a solid understanding of computers.  Yes a CS/CIS/BIS degree would be good, but without that, a basic skillset equivalent to [...]

What makes a cyber security professional? 2017-05-30T09:02:35+00:00