Become a confident cybercrime investigator in just 5 days on this accelerated course. You’ll build on the skills gained during the Cyber Crime Foundation as you quickly learn advanced computer investigation techniques.
During this accelerated Cyber Crime Investigation course you’ll study the techniques you need to undergo deeper analysis of devices computer networks. You’ll also build knowledge across:
You’ll become proactive when carrying out investigations on both live and archived computer systems as you quickly identify lines of enquiry and make accurate investigative decisions.
Each day your team will meet a fresh crime scene challenge, giving you the opportunity to improve your investigation, analysis and reporting skills. These exercises are based on realistic cases and involve entering a series of realistic premises and conducting a live investigation.
Cyber case & custody management
Understanding how to best manage case building and development of digital evidence, disclosure issues and considerations, and effective management of suspects and custody considerations.
Management of specialist cyber resources
Overview of specialist cyber resource skills, knowledge and capabilities, including what each role involves and realistic expectations of staff.
Digital evidence at court
Presenting digital and technical evidence at court.
Digital device fundamentals
Identifying different device types and their capabilities at a fundamental level to aid in knowing what to seize, how and when, and what will likely require further expert advice and supervision.
Contemporaneous notes for digital evidence
Knowing what is of relevance and importance when making contemporaneous notes relating to digital device seizures.
Triage of mobile devices
The use of kiosk and/or triage equipment to carry out basic data acquisition and automated report building processes on mobile and tablet devices.
Triage of computing devices
The use of kiosk and/or triage equipment to carry out basic data acquisition and automated report building processes on traditional computer and laptop devices.
Live data acquisition from powered-on computers
Triage of artefacts on the scene. Initial analysis of artefacts on the scene to identify and prioritise artefacts of potential evidential value for seizure and further analysis.
Enumeration of network devices
Mapping out the logical incident scene, identifying internal and external network boundaries.
Bash and Python
Basic scripts for automating OS and network administrative activities and for acquiring/extracting data from respective log files.
Windows Registry and Log
Understanding of the Windows Registry and its investigative opportunities.
Tier 1 - Triage examination of mobile phone
Logical imaging download of mobile phone device.
Tier 2 - Triage of computer devices
Imaging and basic examination of computer device.
Basic network security
Understanding Firewalls, IDS, IPS, Netflow, Wireshark data captures.
Continuity of evidence & chain of custody
How to maintain and ensure chain of custody for digital devices and evidence.
Refresh on how to keep appropriate notes, and how to take relevant notes for the handling of digital devices.
Incident attendance & golden hour principles
Initial considerations when attending a scene and how Golden Hour Principles relate to digital offences.
Mobile phones & satellite navigation systems
Types, opportunities and timescales for examinations and likely standard outputs.
Suspect & witness management
Management both at the scene and remotely.
Knowledge and understanding:
Performance and practice:
You’ll sit the following exams during your accelerated Cyber Crime Investigation course:
Your accelerated course includes:
As this training builds on the knowledge gained during the Cyber Crime Foundation course, Firebrand recommend you have completed it first.
If you have not attended the Cyber Crime Foundation course, Firebrand alternatively recommend you possess the Professionalising Investigation Programme (PIP) Level 2 or equivalent higher investigation qualification.
Unsure whether you meet the prerequisites? Don’t worry. Your training consultant will discuss your background with you to understand if this course is right for you.
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"My first Firebrand course but hopefully not my last. Thoroughly enjoyed the content, it was completely relevant to my role everything as described and delivered at the right level. The stand out for me was the trainers - experienced, enthusiastic and pragmatic. Nothing too much trouble and felt like a team environment. Thoroughly enjoyable and worthwhile."
Brandon Savage, Essex Police. (18/1/2021 (Monday) to 22/1/2021 (Friday))
"Great trainers - many thanks."
Anonymous. (24/6/2019 (Monday) to 28/6/2019 (Friday))
"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. (24/6/2019 (Monday) to 28/6/2019 (Friday))
"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 . (24/6/2019 (Monday) to 28/6/2019 (Friday))
"Training was very informative and relevant in my role. Delivery was paced well by knowledgeable instructors."
Anonymous, Humberside Police. (24/6/2019 (Monday) to 28/6/2019 (Friday))