Deadbolt Forensics Comments on Growth of Digital Forensics Industry

Deadbolt Forensics released a statement today commenting on the continued expansion of the digital forensic investigation industry. Michael Yasumoto, Senior Forensic Analyst at Deadbolt Forensics, cited the increasing numbers of colleges and universities adding digital forensics programs to their degree offerings as evidence of the field’s increasing importance.

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(PRWEB) April 24, 2014

Deadbolt Forensics released a statement today commenting on the recent growth of the digital forensics industry.

According to a recent report from the Marietta Daily Journal, Middle Georgia State College recently opened a digital forensics lab on campus as part of its plan to launch a concentration in digital forensics for students who are interested in a career in recovering and analyzing electronic data for law enforcement, corporate investigations or court cases.

According to the report, the new lab is funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation, and will be equipped with powerful computers loaded with the same software used by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI).

“More and more programs like this are being instituted around the country every day,” said Michael Yasumoto, Senior Forensic Analyst at Deadbolt Forensics. “The increasing prevalence of these kinds of degree programs just speaks to how much of an in-demand field Digital Forensics has become in the last few years. In the last decade alone, the role of digital forensics has mushroomed to the point where it is often an essential piece of many investigations.

The article also points to surging interest in digital forensics from the private sector as a factor in the field’s rapid growth over the last few years.

“Experts in the field are also increasingly in demand from companies in the private sector seeking to conduct internal investigations,” said Yasumoto. “Those opportunities simply didn’t exist a decade ago, and today they can be extremely lucrative. Simply put, it is a great time to be a young person who is considering starting a career as a digital forensic analyst.”

About Deadbolt Forensics
Deadbolt Forensics is a privately held company focused on digital forensics and the associated services of data preservation, electronic evidence retrieval, analysis, neutral expert witness services, hard drive sanitization, and password/data recovery. The company works directly with attorneys and litigation support teams in both criminal and civil cases supporting plaintiff and defense clients. Deadbolt Forensics accepts clients in the states of Oregon (Registry# 906073-92), Washington (License# 603343020), and Alaska (License# 1000625). For more information on pro bono services offered to our partners in the non-profit sector, please contact us at publicrelations(at)deadboltforensics(dot)com.

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