Over the many years I’ve spent training various local, state, federal and law enforcement organizations on forensics methodologies, one story always sticks out in my mind as I prepare for courses. As I get organized for the upcoming Computer Forensics & Incident Response for Investigators course on July 27th – 30that BlackHat USA in Las Vegas or hear about another breach in the news, I’m reminded of the following story once again.
A certain engineer retired from his job of 37 years at a very productive factory of a very well-known company. Prior to his departure, he trained three young college graduates with engineering degrees on the ins-and-outs of the factory. Because the retiring engineer did not have a college degree his replacements quickly discounted his admonitions as the ramblings of an "old man".