Digital India, a
concept mooted by our Prime Minister, opens a vast trove of opportunities for
the young IT brains. It is challenging and fulfilling, unlike the day to
day chores of programmed productivity. The study below indicates the
enormous risk in mooting a digital India, a country so vast, populated and vast
With so little in
monitoring and an almost nonexistent ombudsman to regulate and monitor the
numerous financial institutions that are expected to control at least 80% of
all financial transactions on a day to day basis, frauds and fraudsters will
happen. With breaches increasing at alarming rates in developed nations,
even US Intelligence Agencies with all their technology could not control, it
is prudent on our part to expect much more to happen.
A paltry sum of Rs.10
removed from the purse of 1 crore Indians daily cannot be easily detected and
the culprit caught.. Systems required to be developed to monitor suspect cash
transaction from the service providers, bankers end, detected in time and
payment held until verified.
Technology is changing
fast and so are hackers and their methods. A select group of people, with
the aptitude and intelligence to challenge these so called computer buffs using
their skills for wrongful motives.
To understand Computer
Forensics it is essential to understand cyber security, methods and
technology. Learn old and current methods hackers use and find ways and
means to challenge them. Above all it is also important to be able to
foresee future attacks and methods by understanding the weaknesses within the
The future belongs to
the Intelligence Cyber Security Professional, who can foresee and prevent
attacks and also be able to analyze and detect and analyze an incident, so that
future attacks can be prevented by plugging loop-holes.
According to Verizon’s 2012 Data Breach Investigations Report:
85% of corporate data breaches took weeks or more to discover.
92% of incidents were discovered by a third party rather than
Thefts included financial and personal records, trade secrets,
classified information, sensitive organization information, and more.
According to the Ponemon Institute’s February, 2013
Security breaches have increased in severity and frequency in
the past 24 months
64% of respondents cited a lack of in-house expertise
47% cited inadequate forensic capabilities as the reasons for
failing to prevent the breach.
As a result, (52 %) of respondents say the breach resulted in an
increase in spending on forensic capabilities.
A high paid career in
Financial Institutions, large corporate bodies and Government Department,
especially overseas assignments are sure possibilities for candidates who like
to face challenge and work away from the norm.
Here are Some Jobs Titles available for this Career path:
Computer Forensics Analyst
Computer Forensics Investigator
Computer Forensics Specialist
Computer Forensics Technician
Digital Forensics Specialist
Forensic Computer Examiner