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Tuesday, May 19, 2009

FBI -- Senior Level Technical Forensic Advisor

To All,

The FBI has just posted a truly unique employment opportunity, applications for which must be received on-line no later than May 25, 2009.

The position is that of a Senior Level Technical Forensic Advisor whose primary duty it is to advise and assist FBI executives on all issues affecting the acquisition, preservation, examination, processing, presentation and storage of digital evidence in support of both the FBI’s criminal and national security investigations.

The individual filling this position serve as a key architect responsible for mapping the future course of the exploding field of digital evidence forensics, including traditional computer hard drive forensics, network forensics, remote forensics, mobile forensics (e.g., cellular telephones), device forensics (e.g. GPS devices) and more.

The selected candidate would report directly only to Senior Executives of the FBI. The salary range for the position is $117.787 to $162,900 per year.

The FBI currently manages a network of over 400 certified digital evidence forensic examiners located across the country in FBI Field Offices, Laboratories and at FBI Headquarters in the Metro-Washington, DC area.

The FBI also operates and administers the FBI Digital Evidence Laboratory in Quantico, VA and Linthicum, MD as well as 14 existing Regional Computer Forensic Laboratories (RCFLs) across the country in collaboration with other Federal, State and local law enforcement agencies, all of which have either been accredited by the American Society of Criminal Laboratory Directors – Laboratory Accreditation Board (ASCLD-LAB) or are in the process of applying for the same.

Combined, these elements represent the world’s largest contingent of digital evidence forensic examiners operating under one central, validated, quality assurance system.

Details on the vacancy can be found at as Job Announcement Number 18-2009-006, under the category “Senior Executive.”

Thursday, May 14, 2009

100 Open Courses on Computer Information Systems and Security

I was recently email a very interesting link on class courses that are free to the public. Many of the courses are from Ivy League colleges such as MIT, Princeton and Harvard.

“100 Open Courses on Computer Information Systems and Security”

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

DHS Will Increase Security...

The Department of Homeland Security will step up operations to secure civilian computer networks against cyber attacks in coming years, getting increases in funding and personnel, and coordinating responsibilities now scattered across government agencies, administration officials said this week.