Edmond Buzby is just like the forensics heroes in TV shows like Bones or CSI, only he searches for digital evidence of crimes, collecting and preserving anything he finds for police and the legal system. This evidence may then be used in court proceedings and government enquiries.
As an eDiscovery and Digital Forensics Associate at Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA), Edmond’s work is very important to the bank and its customers. “A lot of the work I do relates to high-profile and public matters, and investigations faced by the bank.”
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Edmond became interested in cybersecurity during his computer science (CS) degree. He initially started a chemical engineering degree but he decided it wasn’t for him so he changed to CS after he particularly enjoyed an engineering computing course.
“Never be afraid of doing something new or completely different,” says Edmond. “Change subjects, change degrees if you have to. Nothing is set in stone, so feel free to follow your passion if you find yourself stuck in a rut.”
Edmond believes the need for STEM-qualified people in the banking sector isn’t going away, which presents an enormous opportunity for young people.
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“Getting ahead and choosing a STEM degree sooner rather than later is going to hugely accelerate your career,” he says.
“You can study computer science with no prior programming knowledge, as long as you’re enthusiastic and willing to put in the effort to learn.”
Edmond’s study and career path:
>> Bachelor of Computer Science and Technology, University of Sydney
>> Summer Intern, CBA
>> eDiscovery & Digital Forensics Graduate, CBA
>> eDiscovery & Digital Forensics Associate, CBA
– Claire Harris
This article was brought to you in partnership with the Commonwealth Bank of Australia. It was originally published in our special edition of Careers with STEM: Cybersecurity. You can read the e-magazine for free online here.
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