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Introduction to Digital Forensics

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Name Introduction to Digital Forensics
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Location:
Edinburgh
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£1497.00 +vat
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Course ID:
510164

Overview

Updated for 2018, the Introduction to Digital Forensics course is designed to help commercial and government organizations collect, preserve and report on digital artefacts in a way which is suitable for use in investigations.

The course covers the broad topics essential to the digital forensics disciplines. It sets out a framework for investigations, covering the best practice as described by The National Police Chiefs' Council (NPCC) formally ACPO guidelines. Forensic fundamentals will be covered as well as the use of open source forensic tools. The data will be then analysed and an example report produced.

Participants to this course learn about the methods to identify, preserve, analysis and report on digital artefacts. Using a mixed approach of fundamentals and open source software, delegates will be able to select suitable tools and report on their findings in an evidential way.

The introduction to digital forensic course audience includes all teams across the IT, Security, Internal Audit, Law Enforcement and Government.

IISP Skills Alignment

This course is aligned to the following Institute of Information Security Professionals (IISP) Skills.

Continuous Professional Development (CPD)

CPD points can be claimed for GCT accredited courses at the rate of 1 point per hour of training for accredited courses (up to a maximum of 15 points).

Learning Objectives

  •   The purpose, benefits, and key terms of digital forensics.
  •   Describe and adhere to the principles of the forensic framework
  •   Understand the importance of the chain of custody
  •   Demonstrate a basic knowledge of key locations in different operating systems
  •   Identify how different file systems represent files and how they deal with deletion etc.
  •   Understand where timestamps and other meta data comes from
  •   Have knowledge of the legal framework in which they operate, and the expected level of ethical behaviour expected.
  •   Reporting and 5x5x5 procedures.

Course Content

Module 1: Intro to Digital forensic

  •   What digital forensics is
  •   What is digital evidence?
  •   When and Why is digital forensics used?
  •   Different Types of Digital Forensics – Standalone and e-discovery
  •   What skills should a computer forensic expert have?
  •   Introduction to the forensic framework

Module 2: The Legal Framework

  •   What legislation applies to investigations?
  •   ISO/IEC standards what does it cover?
  •   What does the legislation cover?
  •   What do authorising officers have to consider
  •   What does the legislation mean for investigators?
  •   The consequence of failing to adhere to the legislation which applies

Module 3: Collecting Digital Evidence

  •   The NPCC guidelines and how they apply to the collection of digital evidence
  •   The role of a First Responder
  •   Triaging – the new digital forensics approach
  •   What is ‘chain of custody’ concept and how critical it is to maintain
  •   What is the order of volatility

Module 4: Imaging Digital Evidence

  •   What imaging is and why we work on imaged data
  •   Write blocking hardware and software
  •   How do we forensically image a live device?
  •   How do we forensically image a switched off device?
  •   Physical and Logical Imaging
  •   Understand Hashing Algorithms and collisions and how it is used to verify acquisitions
  •   Creating Forensic Image using FTK Imager

Module 5: Hardware

  •   Why do we need to know about hardware?
  •   Live RAM capture and analysis
  •   Data storage – magnetic hard disks
  •   Understand how solid state drives differ
  •   What is the BIOS and UEFI and what settings they hold
  •   Analysing the boot process
  •   Partitioning Disk analysis
  •   Volume and Master Boot Record

Module 6: Information Representation and File Systems

  •   How number systems work and how data is represented in binary and hexadecimal
  •   Difference between Big and Little Endian
  •   Character Encoding ASCII and Unicode
  •   Different File systems NTFS, FAT
  •   Analysis what happens when file is saved, deleted
  •   What is Slack Space and the different types of slack
  •   What is the Master File Table used for?
  •   Recovering Data from Recycle bin
  •   Viewing Deleted data

Module 7: File Signatures & File Carving

  •   File Signatures Analysis
  •   Manual File carving
  •   File Carving Using Kali Linux

Module 8: Windows Artefacts, Metadata and Hash Libraries

  •   What is Metadata?
  •   EXIF Data and analysis
  •   Windows User Profile
  •   Identifying different Windows Artefacts and what information can be found
  •   Analysing Thumbnail Cache
  •   Viewing the Windows Registry and locating information
  •   Analysing Email Headers
  •   Forensic Analysis of HTTP data using Wireshark
  •   Purpose of Hash Libraries

Module 9: Mobile Phone Forensics

  •   Mobile Forensics Require a Different Approach
  •   What information a mobile device can provide
  •   Different methods for conducting mobile device examinations

Module 10: Digital Evidence Process Model

  •   The difference between notes, examination logs and witness statements

Module 11: Forensic Tools

  •   Commercial Forensic
  •   Open Forensic Tools

Edinburgh

Description:

This Edinburgh training centre, situated at the Gyle, has excellent transport links and is close to Edinburgh airport. All delegates are provided with lunch on-site.

 
Venue's features:

  • Easy access from main travel routes
  • Spacious, comfortable air-conditioned classrooms
  • Drinks and snacks available
  • Internet access
  • Choice of hotels and accommodation available nearby
  • Compliance with Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) building access requirements.

Location:

Edinburgh Training Centre
32 South Gyle Crescent
Edinburgh
EH12 9EB

 

Directions:

Rail

There are two rail stations within 10-minutes walk of the centre:

Edinburgh South Gyle Station

Edinburgh Park

 

Driving


Directions from M8

From the M8 continue to the Hermiston Gait Junction, and take the slip road onto the A720
At the Gogar roundabout, take the third exit, passing the Gyle Shopping Centre on your left
Continue straight over the next roundabout. At the next roundabout take the third exit into the business park
At the mini roundabout take the first exit into South Gyle Crescent and follow the road around
The training centre is on your right

 

Directions from A90 ~ Forth Road Bridge

After leaving the Forth Road Bridge continue straight on to the A90
At the Barnton Junction move into the right lane
At the traffic lights go right onto the A902, and go straight across the next roundabout
Follow the road down to the traffic lights at the Maybury Junction and go right onto the A8. Comet and the Gyle Shopping Centre will be on your left
Take the slip road just before the Gogar roundabout, passing around the shopping centre
Continue straight over the next roundabout. At the next roundabout take the third exit into the business park
At the mini roundabout take the first exit into South Gyle Crescent and follow the road around
The training centre is on your right


Directions from A8 ~ Edinburgh Airport

Leave the airport and join the A8
Continue until the Gogar roundabout and take the second exit, passing the Gyle Shopping Centre on your left
Continue straight over the next roundabout. At the next roundabout take the third exit into the business park
At the mini roundabout take the first exit into South Gyle Crescent and follow the road around
The training centre is on your right


Car parking

Limited free car parking is available at the centre on a first come, first served basis.

 

Exam Information

The exam is now a Proctor-U APMG exam for the Practitioner Certificate in Cloud Security, which will be taken by delegates in their own time after the course. Delegates will receive individual emails to access their AMPG GCT candidate portal, typically available two weeks post exam.

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