Here's an informative and scary article titled Forensic Felonies. It warns of a new Georgia law that may require incident response and forensics investigators to be licensed private investigators. Article author Mark Rasch notes:
Georgia is not the only state that requires private investigators or private detectives to be licensed. Indeed, the Georgia law is in fact modeled after similar laws in California, Arizona, Utah, Nevada, Texas, Delaware, and New York – just to name a few. In each of these cases, the law requires that a person providing the defined "investigative" services for remuneration be licensed in that state as a Private Investigator.
Good grief. This has to be promoted by criminal elements. What a great way to keep security experts from helping identify and remove threats? It's probably also a play by the Private Investigator community to get their hands on more security work. That's similar to an argument I heard from a lawyer once that all security investigations should be run through law firms. That would be the only way to keep findings from prying eyes, thanks to attorney-client privilege. Again, another way for a non-technical party to make money from a technical problem.
Has anyone else encountered this issue?