I’m going to show you how you can impress bosses, clients, and courts with your work being as professional and smooth as a well-rehearsed rangers-delta-seal-recon-swat operation.

We in DFIR use quite a few military and law enforcement terms to describe our work. From “red teams” to “battlefield forensics”, we tend to absorb the cool words to describe the work or even to glamorize it more than describe it. That’s all fine and dandy.

But of all the borrowed terminology, the most important military and law enforcement process that everyone in DFIR should fully incorporate is communication. Boring subject? Nope!

You already know that communication in the workplace is important (at home too..). But I am not talking about the social aspects of communication, but rather the tactical and strategic interactions that directly affect your tasks at hand before you even start.  This is the one area where we in DFIR

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