Cyber Crime Foundation - Only 4 Days

Why

Six reasons why you should sit your course with Firebrand Training

Find Out How We Help You To Learn New Skills Quickly

  1. You'll be Cyber Crime Foundation trained in just 4 days. You'll learn fast when you're taught by law enforcement professionals
  2. Our Cyber Crime Foundation course is all-inclusive. A one-off fee covers all course materials, exams, accommodation and meals. No hidden extras
  3. You’ll learn more. Get immersed in the world of cyber crime as you learn from instructors with experience in cyber crime operations and policing
  4. You’ll learn Cyber Crime Foundation faster. Chances are, you’ll have a different learning style to those around you. We combine visual, auditory and tactile styles to deliver the material in a way that ensures you will learn faster and more easily
  5. You’ll be studying Cyber Crime Foundation with the best. We've trained over 2,300 police officers across 30+ forces in the UK and gained national coverage in the BBC
  6. You'll do more than study Firebrand's courseware. Get access to the Turing Cyber Suite and study the latest developments in cyber crime

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What

Get an accelerated introduction to the four cyber security pillars of law enforcement: Prepare Prevent, Pursue and Protect. On this fast 4-day Cyber Crime Foundation course, you’ll study practical cyber security concepts and how they can support quick investigations, fast time-to-interview and case disposal.

You’ll learn to perform computer and network exercises using the latest technologies and equipment. You’ll also build a foundation of IT security knowledge and threats, including:

  • Computing and networking protocols and devices
  • Wireless networking
  • Computer forensic examination
  • Attack vectors
  • Encryption and hashing

Whatever your experience or background within law enforcement, this course will provide you with the foundation of cyber security skills you need.

GCHQ Accredited

This accelerated Cyber Crime Foundation course is CESG (the UK government's national technical authority for information assurance) and accredited by GCHQ Certified Training (GCT) and is listed as a course option on both the National Cyber Security Centre and Civil Service Learning websites.

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Other accelerated training providers rely heavily on lecture and independent self-testing and study.

Effective technical instruction must be highly varied and interactive to keep attention levels high, promote camaraderie and teamwork between the students and instructor, and solidify knowledge through hands-on learning.

Firebrand Training provides instruction to meet every learning need:

  • Intensive group instruction
  • One-on-one instruction attention
  • Hands-on labs
  • Lab partner and group exercises
  • Question and answer drills
  • Independent study

This information has been provided as a helpful tool for candidates considering training. Courses that include certification come with a Certification Guarantee. Pass first time or train again for free (just pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs). We do not make any guarantees about personal successes or benefits of obtaining certification. Benefits of certification determined through studies do not guarantee any particular personal successes.

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Core Concepts

Cyber-attacks and cyber-offences

The nature of different cyber-attacks and their correlation to cyber-offences.


Network protocols and network security

The TCP/IP protocol suite with all its supporting protocols and their contribution to security technologies and controls.


Digital currency concepts

Virtual currency as a concept and as a culture expanding into the relevant technologies.


Operating systems

The modern operating systems used in computing devices including computers, game consoles, mobile phones and embedded devices.


Open source intelligence

Using native operating systems commands for performing basic open source intelligence searches.


Cloud and virtualisation

What different types of cloud services are available, how virtualisation works and how it can impact an investigation.


Live digital forensics

Gain an understanding of live digital forensic techniques and the impact they have on the integrity of an investigation.


Principles of digital forensics

Work with a DFI (Digital Forensics Investigator) and understanding what they can do. Gain a basic understanding of ISO 17025.


Principles of digital evidence

The ACPO Principles of Digital Evidence.


Network architectures & topologies

Gain a basic understanding of simple network topologies and architectures, and how different devices can interact with and become part of a network.


Crime scene management

Managing the Digital/Logical Crime Scene.


Relevant legislation

The various areas of legislation that are fundamental to core areas of cyber criminality, such as Computer Misuse Act, Human Rights Act, Data Protection Act and Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act.


Understanding of neurodiversity

Gain an understanding of neurodiversity and the autistic spectrum.


Example Terms, Techniques and Technologies

Cyber-attack and cyber-offence topology

Detailed correlation between attacks and offences expanding into cyber-crime, hacktivism, cyber espionage and cyber warfare.


TCP, IP, UDP, ARP/RARP, ICMP, IGMP, SMTP, SNMP, POP3, IMAP4, HTTP, FTP, SSH, Telnet

Protocol purpose, headers and application.


Technical cyber-attacks

Man-in-the-middle, denial of service (including DDoS), defacement, SQLite, malware, backdoors (including misconfigurations), targeted attacks.


Linux/Android operating system

Basic setup of Linux/Android operating systems using virtualisation.


Mac/iOS operating system

Basic setup of Mac/iOS operating systems using virtualisation.


Windows operating systems

Basic setup of Windows operating systems using virtualisation.


Wireless networking

Wireless networking protocols.


Encryption

How encryption works and its impact on an investigation. Including the difference between encryption types and hashing.


Continuity of evidence & chain of custody

How to maintain and ensure chain of custody for digital devices and evidence.


ACPO Principles of Digital Evidence

Understanding the four principles: Prepare, Prevent, Protect and Pursue.


Exhibit identification & exhibit seizure

Being able to recognise and identify potential sources of digital evidence, and being able to seize different types of storage media.


Games consoles & embedded devices

Types, opportunities and timescales for examinations and likely standard outputs.


Home and business network setups

Typical setups and configurations. Things to consider for both in terms of opportunities and management of scenes.


Initial live device handling

Initial handling of different devices whether live (switched on) or ‘dead box’ (switched off) as well as other devices such as routers.


Legislation and powers

CMA, HRA, DPA, RIPA etc.


Live digital device risks

Identification and management of potential risks.


Risk assessments

How to complete and review risk assessments.


Scene mapping & scene searching

Physical mapping of a scene involving digital evidence sources, including identifying potential lines of enquiry.


Seizures relating to digital media

The actual process of safely seizing different forms of digital media.


Servers

Types, opportunities and timescales for examinations and likely standard outputs.


The Internet of Things (IoT)

Overview of the concept behind IoT.


Learning Objectives

Knowledge and understanding

  • Detailed knowledge of how cyber-attacks correlate to cyber-offences
  • Identifies and communicates clearly principles and concepts of modern networks and operating systems
  • Collects and synthesises information to inform a choice of solutions/enquiries towards the successful prosecution of cyber offences
  • Demonstrates an awareness of specialist cyber resource roles, responsibilities, skills and capabilities
  • Has a broad understand of the concepts surrounding the ACPO Principles of Digital Evidence

Performance and practice

  • Have a broad understanding of network topologies and digital devices that can be found within the modern crime scene
  • Undertakes complex and non-routine tasks for managing cases relating to cyber-offences
  • Interact effectively within a team, giving and receiving information and ideas and modifying responses where appropriate
  • Demonstrates awareness of legislative issues with Computer Misuse Act, Human Rights Act, Data Protection Act, Telecommunications Act, Child Protection Act and Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act, as they apply to evidence handling and cyber incident management
  • Demonstrates safe handling, seizure and transportation of digital evidence and related articles, including associated risks

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You’ll sit the following exam during your accelerated Cyber Crime Foundation course:

  • Cyber Crime Foundation exam
    • Online
    • Multiple choice

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Firebrand Training offers top-quality technical education and certification training in an all-inclusive course package specifically designed for the needs and ease of our students. We attend to every detail so our students can focus solely on their studies and certification goals.

Our Accelerated Learning Programmes include:

  • Intensive Hands-on Training Utilising our (Lecture | Lab | Review)TM Delivery
  • Comprehensive Study Materials, Program Courseware and Self-Testing Software including MeasureUp *
  • Fully instructor-led program with 24 hour lab access
  • Examination vouchers **
  • On site testing ***
  • Accommodation, all meals, unlimited beverages, snacks and tea / coffee****
  • Transportation to/from designated local railway stations
  • Examination Passing Policy

Our instructors teach to accommodate every student's learning needs through individualised instruction, hands-on labs, lab partner and group exercises, independent study, self-testing, and question/answer drills.

Firebrand Training has dedicated, well-equipped educational facilities where you will attend instruction and labs and have access to comfortable study and lounging rooms. Our students consistently say our facilities are second-to-none.

Firebrand goes digital

We’re currently migrating from printed to digital courseware. Some courseware is already available in digital, while other books remain in printed form. To find out if this course is digital, call us on +351 800 180 087.

There are several benefits of easy-to-use digital courseware: downloads are immediate, and you’ll always have your courseware available wherever you are. You won’t need to wait for a printed book to be delivered before you start learning – and it’s better for the environment. You can choose to download the courseware to your own device, or borrow one of ours.

Considering a Microsoft course? Always have the most up-to-date Microsoft digital courseware with ‘Fresh Editions’. This gives you access to all versions of digital courseware – you’ll receive updates and revisions of your textbook, at no charge, for the life of that course.

Examination Passing Policy

Should a student complete a Firebrand Training Program without having successfully passed all vendor examinations, the student may re-attend that program for a period of one year.  Students will only be responsible for accommodations and vendor exam fees.

Please note

  • * Not on all courses
  • ** Examination vouchers are not included for the following courses: PMI, GIAC, CREST and CISSP CBK Review. Exam vouchers may also not be included for Apprentices and will require a separate purchase by an employer due to Education and Skills Funding Agency guidelines.
  • *** On site testing is not included for our PMI, GIAC, CREST, CSX Practitioner or ITIL Managers and Revision Certification Courses
  • **** Accommodation not included on the CISSP CBK Review Seminar

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Before attending this accelerated cybercrime course, you should possess a basic knowledge of the following:

  • Computers
  • Statute and case law in relation to cybercrime
  • The ACPO Good Practice Guide for Digital Evidence

Unsure whether you meet the prerequisites?

Don’t worry - we’ll discuss your technical background, experience and qualifications to determine whether this accelerated course suits you.

Just call us on +351 800 180 087 and speak to one of our enrolment consultants.

Firebrand is an immersive environment and requires commitment. Some prerequisites are simply guidelines; you may find your unique experience, attitude and determination enables you to succeed on your accelerated course.

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Reviews

Here's the Firebrand Training review section. Since 2001 we've trained exactly 72,589 students and asked them all to review our Accelerated Learning. Currently, 96.74% have said Firebrand exceeded their expectations.

Read reviews from recent accelerated courses below or visit Firebrand Stories for written and video interviews from our alumni.


"Great Course, It gives a great overview of the technology and systems used in cybercrime. I would definitely recommend this course to any Cyber investigator starting out on this career path."
Jim Lyons, GMP. - Cyber Crime Foundation (4 days) (7/1/2019 to 11/1/2019)

"Very technically informative, providing useful professional / policing and investigative context. Engaging and knowledgeable course trainer."
Lee Brighton, West Mercia Police. - Cyber Crime Foundation (4 days) (7/1/2019 to 11/1/2019)

"I did not know what to expect from this course. I was relieved that there was a room of law enforcement professionals with common learning goals. The course was bespoke for law enforcement with an appropriate mix of law and technical components. The course was delivered with such enthusiasm that it was contagious and brought the material alive. Grateful for the course and looking forward to the next one!"
C.M.. - Cyber Crime Foundation (4 days) (7/1/2019 to 11/1/2019)

"Great training method and delivery. Recommend to all."
Caroline Houghton, Beds Police. - Cyber Crime Foundation (4 days) (7/1/2019 to 11/1/2019)

"Highly recommended very accessible training."
J.S.. - Cyber Crime Foundation (4 days) (7/1/2019 to 11/1/2019)

"Excellent training course delivered in such a way that almost anyone would be able to grasp the basic concepts of cyber crime. Will highly recommend to others in my force. "
Jonathan Lodge, West Yorkshire Police. - Cyber Crime Foundation (4 days) (7/1/2019 to 11/1/2019)

"The instructor managed to pitch the course at just the right level, taking into account the differing levels of skill in the room. "
Phill Darling, West Yorkshire Police. - Cyber Crime Foundation (4 days) (7/1/2019 to 11/1/2019)

"Arrived at course with very limited IT knowledge. Due to the course content and how it was delivered I left with a greater understanding. All of which will enable me to full fill my role with my organisation. "
Craig Sinclair, Northumbria Police . - Cyber Crime Foundation (4 days) (7/1/2019 to 11/1/2019)

"Good entry level course for Cyber Crime, well taught with a trainer who is able to relate the concepts to the real world. "
R.M.. - Cyber Crime Foundation (4 days) (7/1/2019 to 11/1/2019)

"Excellent course, a very intense 5 days covering a large topic area but very well delivered. "
Mark Nicholson, South Yorkshire Police. - Cyber Crime Foundation (4 days) (17/12/2018 to 21/12/2018)

"A very informative and valuable course providing the basis for cyber crime investigation."
T.F., Wiltshire Police. - Cyber Crime Foundation (4 days) (17/12/2018 to 21/12/2018)

"I knew very little about Computers, Networks and Wireless etc before coming on this course. I appreciated that the learning took me from ground level to a good level of knowledge at a pace that was not overwhelming to me and now feel confident with knowledge, understanding and abilities."
L.D.. - Cyber Crime Foundation (4 days) (17/12/2018 to 21/12/2018)

"A very good Course, Tutor and atmosphere to work in."
Anonymous. - Cyber Crime Foundation (4 days) (5/11/2018 to 9/11/2018)

"Really good course, the instructor's delivery was excellent, he made things very easy to understand and I would certainly recommend this course to other colleagues as a result. "
C.W.. - Cyber Crime Foundation (4 days) (5/11/2018 to 9/11/2018)

"I attended this course as a complete novice regarding cyber crime and cyber security. After the training I am now confident to be able to seize volatile evidence at the scene of a crime and also able to apply the principles when explaining my reasoning to other officers/ departments."
Darryll Paulson, kent police. - Cyber Crime Foundation (4 days) (5/11/2018 to 9/11/2018)

"Interesting professional course. Lots and lots of content, pitched at students with an assumed level of knowledge, absolute beginners would struggle with intensity."
Paul Blanchette, West Midlands Police. - Cyber Crime Foundation (4 days) (5/11/2018 to 9/11/2018)

"The Firebrand training I received was fantastic, taking concepts we were comfortable with in conventional crimes and relating them directly to cyber environments."
S.B., Nottinghamshire Police. - Cyber Crime Foundation (4 days) (5/11/2018 to 9/11/2018)

"I found the course challenging and fast paced and there was a lot of content covered throughout the week. However, the instructor was able to relay a lot of the information in a way I could understand whilst keeping things relatively light hearted"
J.R., Wiltshire Police. - Cyber Crime Foundation (4 days) (5/11/2018 to 9/11/2018)

"Very good training, good constructive learning environment, shame about the rooms being of generally a low calibre for the cost of course. "
C.V.. - Cyber Crime Foundation (4 days) (5/11/2018 to 9/11/2018)

"The instructor has been engaging, entertaining and presented the course material in the context of law enforcement very effectively. I was able to understand and digest the information easily"
Robert Lee, Leicistershire Police. - Cyber Crime Foundation (4 days) (17/9/2018 to 21/9/2018)

"The Firebrand environment was well presented and comfortable. It aimed to provide the most relaxed environment which made me feel at ease."
Ed Bell, Sussex Police. - Cyber Crime Foundation (4 days) (17/9/2018 to 21/9/2018)

"I knew very little before attending the course but what I learnt here has inspired me to find out more for myself."
James Farrimolid, Metropolitan Police. - Cyber Crime Foundation (4 days) (17/9/2018 to 21/9/2018)

"Having started the course not overly confident in my IT ability, I found this course perfectly pitched and informative. The content was well delivered and well structured. Above all I found the trainer perfect for the delivery of this course with his previous experience and sense of humour, made it very enjoyable. I look forward to coming back on the PRINCE2."
Alan Wenman, Devon and cornwall police. - Cyber Crime Foundation (4 days) (5/3/2018 to 9/3/2018)

"The instructor is amazing and makes the time spent here very enjoyable! "
Anonymous - Cyber Crime Foundation (4 days) (13/11/2017 to 17/11/2017)

"I have enjoyed the course - the instructor was excellent - he explained everything to a level that I understood. I definitely gained a lot from this course."
Sheryl Plawner, NCA . - Cyber Crime Foundation (4 days) (13/6/2016 to 17/6/2016)

"I have enjoyed the course and found the topics covered very relevant to my role. The tutor was excellent and answered all questions put to him. He made everyone feel relaxed and due to this made the days enjoyable. Facilities were good, rooms a little small. Food excellent! (may have put on some weight!) Thank you and see you in Phase 2....."
M.A. - Cyber Crime Foundation (4 days) (13/6/2016 to 17/6/2016)

"The Course aims and objectives have been met within time frame The Knowledge and dedication of Instructor is excellent, and specific to the role. All firebrand staff are dedicated and a professional Team."
Paul Baker. - Cyber Crime Foundation (4 days) (13/6/2016 to 17/6/2016)

"An excellent course for any Cybercrime practitioner."
B.D. - Cyber Crime Foundation (4 days) (13/6/2016 to 17/6/2016)

"An excellent week, well planned and great material. Thanks!"
Anonymous - Cyber Crime Foundation (4 days) (13/6/2016 to 17/6/2016)

" The Firebrand course was highly enjoyable and whilst the course was fast paced it never felt like any areas of learning were being neglected. The trainer's enthusiastic approach and clear knowledge of the subject matter meant that any questions were answered and the inquisitive nature of the delegates were well met. The course appears to cover large areas of several courses I have been on in the past but teaches a greater overall understanding allowing them to be put into practice with far greater clarity in the future."
Charles Edwards, Leicestershire Police. - Cyber Crime Foundation (4 days) (13/6/2016 to 17/6/2016)

"The course delivered what it said on the tin. It is an excellent introduction to the world of cybercrime and will prove valuable in my role as investigator within the Cybercrime Unit. It was delivered in a professional manner and I thoroughly enjoyed the week. I look forward to returning for the Part 2 course to continue developing my skills in this area."
Duncan Wallace, Suffolk Constabulary. - Cyber Crime Foundation (4 days) (9/5/2016 to 13/5/2016)

"This course is a good first step into the world of Cyber Crime for law enforcement personnel."
Anonymous - Cyber Crime Foundation (4 days) (9/5/2016 to 13/5/2016)

"Awesome."
Luke Kiely, South Yorkshire Police. - Cyber Crime Foundation (4 days) (9/5/2016 to 13/5/2016)

"The Firebrand Cyber Crime Foundation and Practitioner course is excellent for law enforcement officers. It is challenging, fast paced and provides thorough accelerated learning."
Thomas Farrell, Suffolk Constabulary. - Cyber Crime Foundation (4 days) (9/5/2016 to 13/5/2016)

"The training was fast paced and intense, but there was always the opportunity to recap and ask questions, and explore any areas of difficulty."
Louise Fleckney. - Cyber Crime Foundation (4 days) (18/4/2016 to 22/4/2016)

"The Cyber Crime Phase 1 course is an extremely useful introduction to Cyber Crime investigatory techniques, delivered by knowledgeable instructors in comfortable facilities. The course material will be beneficial back in the workplace and I feel confident in applying the knowledge I have learned."
Anonymous - Cyber Crime Foundation (4 days) (18/4/2016 to 22/4/2016)

"The course was well presented by a knowledgeable instructor."
Anonymous - Cyber Crime Foundation (4 days) (18/4/2016 to 22/4/2016)

"Great trainers - many thanks."
Anonymous. - Cyber Crime Investigation (5 days) (24/6/2019 to 28/6/2019)

"I have really enjoyed the Cyber Crime Phase 2 course where there has been an emphasis on practical work and embedding the knowledge gained from Phase 1."
D.M., Cheshire Police. - Cyber Crime Investigation (5 days) (24/6/2019 to 28/6/2019)

"Fab course- learnt lots and its given me lots of things to take away to use in the work place Excellent trainers "
Clare Hargreaves, Avon & Somerset Police . - Cyber Crime Investigation (5 days) (24/6/2019 to 28/6/2019)

"Training was very informative and relevant in my role. Delivery was paced well by knowledgeable instructors."
Anonymous, Humberside Police. - Cyber Crime Investigation (5 days) (24/6/2019 to 28/6/2019)

"The trainers were great and made some dry topics enjoyable to learn."
Anonymous. - Cyber Crime Investigation (5 days) (20/5/2019 to 24/5/2019)

"A great quality course, very relevant and the trainers were good at delivering the content. Very knowledgeable in the subject area. Extra support was offered if required and the pace of the course was good."
Z.P.. - Cyber Crime Internet Intelligence and Investigation (5 days) (1/10/2018 to 5/10/2018)

"Great week with the training team. They bounced off each other well. Material was detailed enough with good practicals to assist learning. "
D.P., Metropolitan Police. - Cyber Crime Internet Intelligence and Investigation (5 days) (1/10/2018 to 5/10/2018)

"Well organised good facilities and excellent course content."
Anonymous. - Cyber Crime Internet Intelligence and Investigation (5 days) (1/10/2018 to 5/10/2018)

"An in depth and thoroughly enjoyable course, with special thanks to our trainers who have a great deal of knowledge and understanding."
A.T., Merseyside Police. - Cyber Crime Internet Intelligence and Investigation (5 days) (1/10/2018 to 5/10/2018)

"A great quality course, very relevant and the trainers were good at delivering the content. Very knowledgeable in the subject area. Extra support was offered if required and the pace of the course was good."
Z.P.. - Cyber Crime Internet Intelligence and Investigation (5 days) (1/10/2018 to 5/10/2018)

"Excellent facilities, excellent course. Did exactly what it said on the tin."
Paul Bryanton, MPS. - Cyber Crime Internet Intelligence and Investigation (5 days) (1/10/2018 to 5/10/2018)

"The course was very useful for a practitioner to be able to go and investigate cyber crime offences."
Stephen Jones, South Wales Police. - Cyber Crime Investigation (5 days) (26/11/2018 to 30/11/2018)

"Engaging and fun course which is very practical."
Ed Bell. - Cyber Crime Investigation (5 days) (26/11/2018 to 30/11/2018)

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