A practitioner and/or student of the computer forensic and digital investigation science. One who actively digs though digital data to find electronic evidence.
A digital investigator Jedi.
Steve: "Did you hear about Bob? He got arrested for child porn on his computer."
Dave: "Yup - can't hide from a good forensicator!"
Mike: "I can't figure out how my network was compromised! Is it a hack, APT or insider threat?!?"
Bill: "I dunno dude - you better hire a forensicator."
Lawyer 1: "Why can't I just drag and drop the files needed for discovery?"
Lawyer 2: "It's not court admissible! You need all the meta data and hash checks - better get a forensicator."
A term to describe digital forensic examiners. This term was originally created by BJ Lachner and has been popularized by Rob Lee of the SANS Institute. The term first came into public use on April 1st, 2007 on the Cyberspeak digital forensic podcast.
The term is sometimes used in the phrase "Lethal Forensicator" to describe elite forensicators.
An easy way to identify a lethal forensicator is to ask them to produce their SANS Institute’s Digital Forensics “Lethal Forensicator” Coin aka the RMO (Round Metal Object) which is awarded by the SANS Institute to select lethal forensicators
When I first started out in digital forensics, I was just doing Nintendo forensics. I've learned so much since then that I'm now a lethal forensicator.
A participant in the speech half of a forensics competition; a public speaker. This noun is found within the forensics lexicon, but not the English one.
"While you are all fine forensicators," said Joe, "that trophy is surely mine."