An Analysis of Computer Forensic Practitioners Perspectives on Education and Training Requirements

  • Colin J. Armstrong
Conference paper
Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT, volume 237)


It could be argued that the academic perspective of computer forensic practitioner requirements reflecting the thinking world (and is based on scientific methods) does not accurately reflect those requirements considered important by some people universities would desire as students, the computer forensic practitioners. This paper presents an analysis of data collected from full time practitioners representing three perspectives; military, law enforcement, and forensic scientist. It also examines the needs of practitioners and compares these with academic contributions intended to meet these needs.


Academic education programs Vendor training courses practitioner education and training needs 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Colin J. Armstrong
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  1. 1.Gailaad Pry LtdPerthAustralia

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