Running a digital forensics business | Cyber Work Podcast

We’re going back into the world of digital forensics careers with today’s guest, Tyler Hatch of DFI Forensics! Tyler tells us about moving from being a lawyer into the field of digital forensics, key traits of great forensics professionals and how to prove that incriminating evidence on a defendant’s laptop isn’t always what it seems.

0:00 Intro
2:46 Getting started in tech
5:24 Lawyer vs forensics
12:11 Staff and cases
18:45 Responsibilities and tasks
24:10 Digital forensics files podcast
27:45 Getting hired
30:40 Covid-19 work impact
33:16 Future of forensics
40:17 Breaking into forensics
42:43 Outro

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Following a six-year legal career that included representing clients in legal proceedings in small claims, the Supreme Court and a variety of administrative tribunals in B.C., Tyler found his way into the fascinating world of digital forensics and never looked back.

Tyler is a Certified Computer Forensics Examiner (CCFE) and a Certified Mobile Forensics Examiner (CMFE) and is always training and receiving education to further his knowledge and understanding of computer forensics, IT forensics, digital forensics, cybersecurity and incident response. Tyler formed DFI Forensics in July 2018 and is the host of the “Digital Forensics Files” podcast. He is also a frequent contributor of written articles to various legal and digital forensics publications, including,, eForensics Magazine and Digital Forensics Magazine.

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