Most likely, the main reason that “How do I get into DFIR?” is asked so often is because there are no beaten paths, no roadmaps, and virtually no straight-line guidance to show you the way. Sure, some are fortunate by having a coach (ie: mentor) who can help design a potential path, but overall, there isn’t a single way for everyone to follow. It is probably easier to chart out a path in the medical profession than it is in the DFIR world.
As to why there are many different paths, I would opin that a lack of regulation coupled with a lack of community agreement as to what constitutes the path-to-DFIR results in everyone beating down their own path rather than simply following well-lit road signs on a freeway.
On one hand, the timing is ripe for ANYONE to get into DFIR! Chart your own path and it will