The Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHFI) certification has been instrumental in assuring both my company and our clients that my skillset is among the elite in the cyber security and response profession. The CHFI allows my company to readily identify to our DoD clients that our team is trained to perform the rigorous functions required of cyber threat response team. Our company can now better brand our capability to investigate cyber security incidents, perform computer/malware forensic analysis, identify active threats, and report our findings.
I felt a bit sorry for Detective Espinoza in this episode. He was supposed to be on vacation in Hawaii when Detective Decker called him to check on Maze. That, and a thug twice his size knocked him out on the slopes of what I believe is the Whistler Blackcomb. Perhaps we shouldn’t tell him that Maze ate his pudding. Oh, nice Hawaiian shirt, by the way! It’s a little stereotypical, but I get that it’s for the overall narrative of the show. Like how it showed the receptionist at the ski lodge as a stereotypical Canadian. Just FYI, not all Canadians say “eh.”
Recently, Colorado and Washington legalized the sale of recreational marijuana under their state law. In addition, 20 states plus the District of Columbia have also legalized the use of marijuana for medical conditions, likewise under their state law. Despite the legalization of marijuana under state law, federal statute specifically prohibits CIA and other agencies from granting security clearances to users of controlled substances, including marijuana. Further, the use of marijuana and other controlled substances in violation of federal law remains a possible disqualifying criterion under Intelligence Community clearance eligibility standards. Regardless of whether an individual is located in a state that has legalized marijuana or in a foreign country where local laws allow it, and regardless of whether the Department of Justice enforces applicable federal criminal prohibitions in those jurisdictions, any use of marijuana may adversely impact that individual’s eligibility for a security clearance.