12/3/2020 0 Comments
This semester is finally coming to an end, and this has been my favorite semester so far class wise because of the classes I took. Most of my classes were forensics related and were requirements for my major. I'm lucky to have had the opportunity to take these classes because it gave me experience on what its like to be in DFIR.
My favorite forensics course was Mobile Device Forensics. There, I got a lot of hands on experience working with Magnet AXIOM. I learned how to extract data from my iPhone and process images to later analyze them. This class utilized both AXIOM Process and AXIOM Examine. AXIOM Process is used to process images and to extract data from the devices. AXIOM Examine is used to examine the images you created with AXIOM Process.
Having this knowledge has made me more confident in my cybersecurity skills. I have faced impostor syndrome but I found that learning new things and achieving new skills has helped me overcome impostor syndrome. I think its pretty cool I can extract data from an iPhone! I also realize that my skills can be used to help those who are in vulnerable situations, which in crucial in a society where we are connected more than ever.
Not only has my passion for DFIR has gotten bigger, but it also made me think deeply about how we approach computer crimes. My goal is to help people who have been victims of computer crimes because these crimes are not always understood and victims often face blame for what happened to them. I want to be that person that tells them that it's not their fault and helps them receive the justice they deserve.
I hope with this blog I can inspire others to do the same while I document my journey into DFIR. Thank you all for reading! See you soon!