Cybersecurity: Computer Forensic Analyst

Role, Responsibilities, Language Proficiency

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Primary Duties

  • A computer forensic analyst is a professional who assesses devices and systems and finds methods for recovering data.
  • They can learn more about the people who owned the devices and gather information.
  • A computer forensic analyst often helps to gather the information that the police can use during criminal investigations focused on cybercrime.

Sample IT Forensic Analyst Job Description

Source: Indeed, Computer Forensic Analyst Job Descriptions

Summary of Duties

  • This position is located in the Special Investigation & Prosecution Division (SIPD) of the Department of the Attorney General.
  • The Department of the Attorney General is responsible for the provision of advice, counseling, and representation of the State in civil and legislative matters, administrative and regulatory enforcement, and the investigation and prosecution of criminal offenses.
  • SIPD is dedicated to investigating and prosecuting matters that involve economic crimes, human trafficking, and corruption.
  • This Division will supplement the Department's Criminal Justice Division's capacity to investigate and prosecute criminal cases involving economic crime, fraud, human trafficking, and public corruption involving elected and appointed officials, government employees, and those doing business with government entities or handling State monies, such as matters involving campaign spending fraud and bribery.
  • SIPD's criminal enforcement actions may also present the opportunity to review government agency procedures, identify gaps, and make recommendations to ensure better compliance with the law and enhance efficacy.
  • The primary purpose of this position is to perform forensic analyses of large volumes of data, documents, or other forms of information for investigative, prosecutorial or other legal consideration.
  • Specifically, this position is responsible for detecting and documenting the course, reasons, culprits and consequences of a violation of rules of the organization and/or state and federal laws.


  • Bachelor's or advanced degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Desirable degree is in Criminal Justice or a related field.
  • In the absence of a bachelor's degree, training, experience and certifications specifically elated to the field of forensic investigations may be substituted.

Specialized Experience

  • Three and a half (3 ½) years of experience performing systems analysis work.
  • One to two (1-2) years of which involved forensic investigations and evidence collection.


  • Knowledge of evidence gathering and forensic analysis.
  • Knowledge of law enforcement practices and techniques, including digital evidence collection, preservation, packaging, and submission procedures in criminal investigations.
  • Knowledge and experience in the preparation of written reports of examination findings and conclusions as well as providing testimony in criminal, civil, regulatory or administrative proceedings.

Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to gather, synthesize, organize and interpret data or information and develop financial profiles based on observations and/or insights.
  • Assist in the preparation of search warrants/affidavits associated with forensic analysis.
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to prepare detailed written reports, provide court testimony, and perform public speaking activities.
  • Ability to skillfully interview individuals related to the investigation, including victims and witnesses, to effectively conduct their analytical work.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely in writing and verbally.
  • Ability to operate office equipment, computers, portable computers, and computerized projectors.
  • Presentational skills related to courtroom testimony and instruction that involves both technical and non-technical subjects.
  • Ability to work well with others.
  • Ability to multitask and work multiple assignments under a deadline.
  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision.
  • Ability to collaborate and coordinate with other division team members and to follow directions and instructions from any member of the division identified as the team leader, as well as function as a team leader as called upon to do so.

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Week 1: Introduction to Cybersecurity and Computer Forensics

Pre-session self-study task

  • Introduction to cybersecurity and computer forensics, including definitions, roles, and responsibilities of a Computer Forensic Analyst.

Online session focus

  • Vocabulary and grammar related to cybersecurity and computer forensics.

Post-session homework

  • Write a brief summary of the importance of cybersecurity and computer forensics in today's digital world.

Week 2: Data Recovery and Analysis Techniques

Pre-session self-study task

  • Research and understand data recovery and analysis techniques used by Computer Forensic Analysts.

Online session focus

  • Grammar practice with a focus on past tenses and passive voice.

Post-session homework

  • Analyze a case study and identify the data recovery and analysis techniques used by the Computer Forensic Analyst.

Week 3: Digital Evidence and Preservation

Pre-session self-study task

  • Learn about digital evidence, its types, and the importance of preservation.

Online session focus

  • Vocabulary related to digital evidence and preservation.

Post-session homework

  • Write a short paragraph on the importance of preserving digital evidence in cybercrime investigations.

Week 4: Legal Aspects of Computer Forensics

Pre-session self-study task

  • Research the legal aspects of computer forensics, including data privacy, evidence admissibility, and ethical considerations.

Online session focus

  • Grammar and vocabulary practice with a focus on conditionals and legal terminology.

Post-session homework

  • Analyze a legal case involving computer forensics and discuss the ethical considerations involved.

Week 5: Cybercrime Investigation Process

Pre-session self-study task

  • Understand the steps involved in a cybercrime investigation, including identification, preservation, examination, analysis, and reporting.

Online session focus

  • Vocabulary and grammar related to the investigation process.

Post-session homework

  • Write a brief outline of the cybercrime investigation process.