Computer Forensics Training

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Introduction

Computer Forensics Training Course with Real World Hands-on Labs and Exercises

Take your system-based forensic knowledge onto the wire. Incorporate network evidence into your investigations, provide better findings, and get the job done faster with this Computer Forensics Training.

Forensic casework that does not include a network component is a rarity in today's environment. Performing disk forensics will always be a critical and foundational skill for this career, but overlooking the network component of today’s computing architecture is akin to ignoring security camera footage of a crime as it was committed. Whether you handle an intrusion incident, data theft case, or employee misuse scenario, the network often has an unparalleled view of the incident. Its evidence can provide the proof necessary to show intent, or even definitively prove that a crime actually occurred.

The rate of fraud, abuse and downright criminal activity on IT systems by hackers, contractors and even employees are reaching alarming rates. Corporate IT, Law Enforcement and Information Security Pros are often required to perform computer forensics duties on their jobs. In terms of job growth, nothing beats computer forensics as a career, and no one can beat ENOSECURITY as the best place to learn from a computer forensics training expert.

Computer crime is here to stay. Computer Forensics Specialists are needed by today’s companies to determine the root cause of a hacker attack, collect evidence legally admissible in court, and protect corporate assets and reputation. The best way to become a forensics expert is to attend a training session with a computer forensics training expert.

Duration: 5 days

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• We can adapt this Computer Forensics Training course to your group’s background and work requirements at little to no added cost.
• If you are familiar with some aspects of this Computer Forensics Training course, we can omit or shorten their discussion.
• We can adjust the emphasis placed on the various topics or build the Computer Forensics Training course around the mix of technologies of interest to you (including technologies other than those included in this outline).
• If your background is nontechnical, we can exclude the more technical topics, include the topics that may be of special interest to you (e.g., as a manager or policy-maker), and present the Computer Forensics Training course in manner understandable to lay audiences.

Audience / Target Group

The target audience for this Computer Forensics Training course is defined here:

• IT professionals involved with information system security, computer forensics, and incident response

Computer Forensics Training - Objectives:

After completing this Computer Forensics Training course, attendees will be able to:

• Firmly understand the provisions of IT law
• Learn complex technical concepts
• Successfully define evidence-handling procedures
• Functionally design and outline procedures related to incident response strategies
• Comprehend the general rules of evidence

Computer Forensics Training - Course Content:

The Computer Forensics training is typically highly structured and rigid; an intense week of instructor led, practical, hands-on training. Typically long days provide an intense week of submersion into computer forensic examination. Computer Forensics training is led by experienced, practicing computer examiners who are CCFE certified. Instructor support begins at the classroom training and extends beyond the classroom session via email to assist students in fine tuning report writing skills. The training is sectioned into eight modules. The material is constantly being revised and is subject to change. The current modules consist of:

MODULE 1:

Course Introduction

• Computer Forensics and Investigation as a Profession
• Define computer forensics
• Describe how to prepare for computer investigations and explain the difference between law enforcement agency and corporate investigations
• Explain the importance of maintaining professional conduct
• Digital Evidence - Legal Issues
• Identifying Digital Evidence
• Evidence Admissibility
• Federal Rules of Evidence
• Daubert Standard
• Discovery
• Warrants
• What is Seizure?
• Consent Issues
• Expert Witness
• Roles and responsibilities
• Ethics: (ISC)2, AAFS, ISO

MODULE 2:

Investigations

• Investigative Process
• Chain of Custody
• Incident Response
• E-Discovery
• Criminal v. Civil v. Administrative Investigations
• Intellectual Property
• Reporting
• Quality Control
• -- Lab and Tool
• -- Investigator
• -- Examination
• -- Standards
• Evidence Management
-- SOPs
• -- Collection
• -- Documentation
• -- Preservation
• -- Transport / Tracking
• -- Storage / Access Control
• -- Disposition
• Current Computer Forensics Tools and Hardware
• Commercial
• Free / Open Source

MODULE 3:

DIGITAL FORENSICS

• Forensic Science Fundamentals
• Principles and Methods
• ---Locard's Principle, Inman-Rudin Paradigm, Scientific Method, Peer Review
• Forensic Analysis Process
• Hardware
• Storage Media
• ---Hard Disk Geometry, Solid State Drives, RAIDS
• Operating System
• ---Boot Process, BIOS/CMOS, The Swap File
•File Systems
• ---NTFS File System, FAT File System, HFS+, Ext2/3/4, Embedded
• Erased vs. Deleted
• Live Forensics

MODULE 4:

ANALYZING DATA

• Hardware Forensics
• Keyword Searching
• Metadata
• Time Line Analysis
• Hash Analysis
• File Signatures
• -- File Filtering (KFF)
• Volume Shadow Copies
• Time Zone Issues
• Link Files
• Print Spool
• Deleted Files
• -- Recycle Bin Forensics
• File Slack
• Damaged Media
• -- Physical Damage
• -- Logical Damage
• -- File Carving
• Registry Forensics
• -- USB Devices
• -- HKLM
• Multimedia Files
• -- EXIF Data
• Compound Files
• -- Compression
• -- Ole
• -- ADS
Passwords
• Web Application Forensics
• Common Web Attack Vectors
• -- SQL Injection
• --Cross-Site Scripting
• --Cookies
•Browser Artifacts
•Email Investigators
• -- Email Headers
• --Email Files
• Messaging Forensics
• Database Forensics
• Software Forensics
• -- Traces and Application Debris
• -- Software Analysis (Hashes, Code Comparison Techniques, etc.)
•Malware Analysis
• -- Malware Types and Behavior
• -- Static vs. Dynamic Analysis

MODULE 5:

NETWORK FORENSICS

•TCP/IP
• -- IP Addressing -- Proxies -- Ports and services
• Types of Attacks
• Wired vs. Wireless
• Network Devices Forensics
• -- Routers, --Firewalls, --Examining Logs
• Packet Analysis
• OS Utilities
• -- Netstat
• -- Net sessions
• -- Openfiles
•Networking Monitoring Tools
• -- SNORT
• -- Wire shark
• -- NetworkMiner

MODULE 6:

Anti-Forensics

•Hiding
• -- Encryption (Symmetric, Asymmetric, TrueCrypt Hidden Partitions)
• -- Steganography
• -- Packing
• -- Hidden Devices (NAS)
• -- Tunneling / Onion Routing
•Destruction
• -- Wiping/Overwriting
• -- Corruption / Degaussing
•Spoofing
• -- Address Spoofing
• -- Data Spoofing (Timestamping)
• Log Tampering
• Live Operating Systems

MODULE 7:

Mobile Devices

•Types of Devices
• -- GPS
• -- Cell Phones
• -- Tablets
•Vendor and Carrier Identification
• -- Obtaining Information from Cellular Provider
• GSM vs. CDMA
• SIM Cards
• Common Tools
• Methodology
• Advanced Mobile Forensics (JTAG, chip-off)

MODULE 8:

New and Emerging Technology

•Legal Issues (Privacy, Obtaining Warrants)

•Social Networks Forensics
• -- Types of Social Networks
• -- Types of Evidence
• -- Collecting Data
•Virtualization
• -- Virtualization Forensics
• -- Use of Virtualization in Forensics
•Cloud Forensics
• -- Types of Cloud Services
• -- Challenges of Cloud Forensics
• Big Data
Control Systems and IoT

DAY 5: Wrap-Up
•Morning Session is spent finishing up any loose ends, dealing with exam prep issues and review

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