Cybersecurity Forensic Engineer

Forensic Engineers acquire, recover and analyze data related to cyber breaches, attacks, and company investigations and discovery initiatives.

Role overview

A Cybersecurity Forensic Engineer is part of the cybersecurity and investigation teams, responsible for acquiring and analyzing information and applying advanced analysis skills to support or contest cyber event timelines. They often work to recover hidden, encrypted, or deleted information to safeguard the integrity of data.

Cybersecurity Forensic Engineers
may also be referred to as:
Computer Crime Specialist
Computer Cyber Specialist
Computer Forensic Investigator
Cyber Crime Investigator
Cyber Defense Forensic Analyst
Cyber Forensics Analyst
Cybercrime Investigator Intern
DFIR Engineer
Digital Forensic Analyst
Digital Forensic Detective
Digital Forensic Examiner
Digital Forensic Investigator
Forensic Analyst
Forensic Engineer
Forensic Investigator
Forensic Specialist
Mobile Device Forensic Analyst
Network Forensic Analyst
Security Forensic Analyst
Security Operations Forensic And SIEM Engineer
Threat Computer Forensic And Intrusion Analyst

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Average Salary

Based upon experience, salary for this role ranges from:
$112,500
National Average
$123,750
$135,000
* based upon those with two plus years of cybersecurity experience

Responsibilities

Investigating cybersecurity crime and incidents.
Securing tamper-proof access to devices, systems, and networks that hold digital evidence related to any investigations.
Finding and following data trails to link suspects to other dangerous parties.
Recovering hidden, encrypted, or deleted information.
Offering security insight to law enforcement personnel and prosecutors regarding their digital evidence.
Interviewing cybercrime suspects or victims.
Helping to prepare evidence before criminal trials.
Creating reports of their findings and presenting them when necessary.

Tools & Environment

Cybersecurity Forensic Engineers need to use advanced digital storage tools, operating systems, programming, and hacking techniques. They also need to handle retrieved and recovered data, with a detailed understanding of the latest malware and the legal aspects of criminal investigations.

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