Computer forensics is the process of identifying, preserving, analyzing and presenting the digital evidence in a legally acceptable manner.
What is Computer Forensics?
Business Objectives of Cyberforensics:
The key drivers of the training:
The need of the hour for the investigators is to utilize different forensics software applications and demanding technologies to examine the copies, look through hidden folders, and search unallocated disk spaces for copies and files that were damaged, encrypted, or deleted.
1.This training of cyber forensics is to carry out a structured investigation while following a set of procedures and documenting all the available evidence to come to a conclusion regarding a cybersecurity breach.
2.This training provides the procedures which can find out the details based on the involved technical devices, people, and their specific goals.
3.This training is being driven by the professional cyber forensic professionals typically follow standard procedures to complete the investigation task. This includes physically isolating the involved device to find out if it has been accidentally contaminated.
4. The professional trainers also make several copies of media after which, it is documented and secured in a safe facility for updated maintenance. The entire investigation is based on a digital copy.
Phases of Cyber Forensics Investigation
Cyber forensics investigations follow a set of standards to ensure its success and quick results. The following phases are often involved in retrieving computer evidence:
(i) Securing the devices: The first step is to secure the computer systems and other devices involved in the case. This is done to ensure the data and equipment are safe. The trained enterprise teams should ensure maximum information and system security to prevent unauthorized access to storage devices. In case the system or devices are connected with the untrusted domain (Internet), dismissing the connection first is essential.
(ii) Check the data and files: We need to check every file and data in the system, including the encrypted files. Also, to create a strong backup of data, all the files should be copied. Other than that, the original system should be kept intact and preserved.
(iii)Recover lost information: This is a crucial step. The evidence could be hidden in information that has been lost or deleted. Try to recover as much data as possible using applications. Information security certification can help detect deleted data, which may be retrieved.
(iv)Reveal the important contents of all the programs and hidden files.
(v)Access and decrypt protected and hidden files.
(vi)Identify the important areas: Do not forget areas that are not easily inaccessible.
(vii)Document each and every step of the procedure. That’s the only thing detectives can use to back their investigation. This is the best possible way to preserve important information without damaging or changing it.
(viii)Be prepared to present the documents to testify in court.
Phases of Cyber Forensics Investigation
Session 1: Introduction to computer forensics Session
Session 2: Setting up a Computer Forensics Lab Session
Session 3: How to approach to crime scene Session
Session 4: Computer Investigation Process Session
Session 5: Forensic Imaging of the evidence Session
Session 6: Forensic Analysis of the evidence Session
Session 7: Email Crimes Session
Session 8: Investigating Network & log Session
Session 9: Mobile Forensics Session
Session 10: Forensic Report Writing
Session 11: Types of investigation Session 12: Becoming an Expert witness
Key topics to be covered:
- Criminal Law
- Malware Forensics
- Introduction to Networking
- Digital Forensic Analysis
- Criminal Procedure
- Financial Accounting
- Data Engineering
- Digital Forensics
- Technical Writing
- Auditors and financial fraud examiners.
- Chief Security Officers and Chief Technology Officers.
- Professionals seeking a career in computer forensics and cybercrime investigations.
- Security and Network Administrators.
- Cyber Cell representatives from Defence forces (Defence Signal Regiments,..).
- Cyber Cell representatives from Law Enforcement (Police Department).