This course provides delegates with a practical introduction to online investigation techniques and best practice procedures. Providing delegates with an introduction to the realities of online investigation, intelligence gathering and digital forensics. Though a task based course, delegates will have exposure to theoretical frameworks, which will add insight and value to their hands-on learning. This course will enable delegates to think critically about intelligence and investigation and offer a platform for further learning.
A introduction into the values and obstacles of online investigation and the need for a skilful understanding of cyberspace using real world examples and guided discussion with case studies
A look at the digital space, introducing delegates to the architecture of the internet, its actors, and how devices communicate. The aim of this module is to equip delegates with a jargon free understanding of networking.
This module exposes delegates to the sheer masses of data available, looking particularly at social media, online records and marketplaces. Introduce delegates to advanced Google search methodology. – Case Study: The Enc0d3r – Digital footprint of a web pirate
Expose delegates to the wide gamut of verified investigative tools with hands-on exercises on how they are utilised in an inquiry.
Explaining the uses, techniques and developments in cryptography
This module will introduce digital forensics as tool for investigation. Looking at where, when and how it is used, and its value.
A practical case study will expose delegates to a realistic scenario where items will need to be seized to discover evidence and intelligence. This module will demonstrate the challenges to law enforcement and forensic examiners with what items to look out for, which items may contain useable data, the tricks of anti-forensics and finally the issues of bringing forensic evidence to court.
Digital evidence usually involves a large amount of data being captured and investigated. This module provides practical exposure to the challenges of large data sets and the standardised format explaining that evidence.
Delegates will be presented with a range of legislation relevant to internet investigation, intelligence and evidence handling, such as DPA, HRA, CMA, RIPA, PACE
Discussion with delegates of emerging threats, new technologies and future strategy
Module 1 – Introduction to Digital Investigations
Module 2 – The Digital space
Module 3 – Sources of Intelligence for Digital Investigators
Module 4 – Tools and techniques of digital investigation
Module 5 – Encryption
Module 6 – Digital Forensics: What is Forensics and where is it used?
Module 7 – Digital Forensics: case study task
Module 8 – Digital intelligence production and 5x5x5 documents
Module 9 – Legislation: What you need to know
There are no specific prerequisites for this course, however, participants are expected to have a general understanding of computers, the internet and basic evidential capture.
Security practitioners, UK law enforcement or government employees that are required to capture digital evidence or undertake digital investigations. Additionally, anyone in the private sector who works alongside government or who prepares digital evidence for court and regulatory bodies or internal audit and investigations. Our instructors who teach this course are experts in this field, with law enforcement and wider government backgrounds in digitial investigations and forensics.