Interview with William Oettinger

William Oettinger is the author of Learn Computer Forensics, we got the chance to sit down with him and find out more about his experience of writing with Packt.

Q: How did you become an author for Packt? Tell us about your journey…

William: Was contacted via LinkedIn.

Q: How long did it take you to write the book?

William: about nine months – maybe a bit longer.

Q: What kind of research did you do, and how long did you spend researching before beginning the book?

William: I have extensive experience in the field, authoring required me to revalidate all of my tools and the location of the artifacts in the digital evidence containers.

Q: Did you face any challenges during the writing process? How did you overcome them?

William: Yes. The process required a larger time commitment than I anticipated. You have to set a schedule and stick to it.

Q: What advice would you give to readers learning tech? Do you have any top tips?

William: Grab as much information as you can and validate it. Tech is constantly evolving and changing, you must be prepared for the changes.

Q. How do you keep up-to-date on your tech?

William: Working in the field and communicating with other professionals. Join a professional organisation and participate in the processes.

You can find William’s book on Amazon by following this link: Please click here

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