Digital Forensics

Pleased to have completed a US Department of Homeland Security / FEMA accredited course in Digital Forensics on 20th Feb 2012. Part of a Cyber Security Training Suite. A useful addition to my AML and anti-business crime skills.

The US Dept of Homeland Security / FEMA accredited course. Digital Forensics Basics (AWR-139-W)

The US Dept of Homeland Security / FEMA accredited course. Digital Forensics Basics (AWR-139-W) This course covers investigative methods and standards for the acquisition, extraction, preservation, analysis and deposition of digital evidence from storage devices. This course offers a wide array of forensics situations that are applicable to the real world. Students will learn how to find traces of illegal or illicit activities left on disk with computer forensics tools and manual techniques, and how to recover data intentionally hidden or encrypted by perpetrators.

Topics By Module:

Module 1: Computer Technologies This section reviews a variety of computer technologies before introducing the associated challenges and advantages of these technologies to computer forensics. Forensics concepts and issues which emerge from the design, implementation, or features of computer technologies are introduced and discussed in depth.

Module 2: Digital Evidence Collection This section introduces forensics and discusses the specific role of digital forensics in forensic science. The requirements for an individual to become a quality investigator are discussed, as well as the methods used to prove and maintain those qualifications. The process, procedures, and technologies for collecting evidence are discussed in depth and applied to the individual investigator’s responsibilities.

Module 3: Evidentiary Reporting This module continues the study of digital forensics by discussing methods of presenting question answers to a variety of audiences. A deep study is made into quality questions and quality question answers. On this foundation, oral and written methods are discussed in detail as a means for presenting question answers formally to the legal system and informally to other interested parties. The responsibility of forensic professionals in presenting question answers is covered as well as the expectations of evidentiary reports.

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