SANS Digital Forensics and Incident Response Blog: Author - scottamoulton

Michigan To Require Certifications For Computer Forensics Private Investigator's License

I am pleased to have Scott Moulton as a guest Blogger today regarding some new legislation released from Michigan dealing with Computer Forensics and Private Investigation Licensing. -Rob Lee (SANS Institute -

Many of you might know of my involvement in licensing issues for examiners or have seen the "Forensics is for Private Investigators ONLY" speech by Scott Moulton at Defcon 16 earlier this year or have been listening to Dave Kleinman on Brighttalk speaking on the issue.

The primary issue is that many states are passing laws requiring forensics examiners become private investigators.Now it seems that the state of Michigan now wants you to also have a CISSP to do computer forensics.

Back in May the state of Michigan passed a law making it a felony to practice computer forensics