Becoming a Forensic Investigator

by Mark Maher
Sept. 1, 2017 0 comments SANS Institute forensics

One of the for ensic analyst ’ sprimary f unctions is the di ssemi nat i on of the forensic process to the intended audience. To do their jobs successfully, they must write forensic reports that are both technically accurate and easy to read. A great investigation can be rendered largely ineffective if the resulting report is poor. In fact, a report that is disorganized and poorly written may actually hinder their case. Many find forensic technical writing a difficult job, particularly in making reports readable for the intended audience. This paper will offer a methodology to ensure a repeatable standard and hopefully make the job of forensic technical writing easier.