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Forensics of the Digital Kind

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Melissa Gerr
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What’s the best combination of letters and numbers to create a secure digital password? When there’s a data breach what does it really mean for the average consumer, and what should be done if one occurs? We talk with digital forensic analyst Blazer Catzen, who offers answers, insight and anecdotes about life on the internet. Catzen also discusses how he follows data trails that reveal the digital clues to help him crack open a case.

Sheilah Kast is the host of On The Record, Monday-Friday, 9:30-10:00 am.
Melissa Gerr is a producer for On the Record. She started in public media at Twin Cities Public Television in St. Paul, Minn., where she is from, and then worked as a field producer for Oregon Public Broadcasting in Portland. She made the jump to audio-lover in Baltimore as a digital media editor at Mid-Atlantic Media and Laureate Education, Inc. and as a field producer for "Out of the Blocks." Her beat is typically the off-beat with an emphasis on science, culture and things that make you say, 'Wait, what?'