Certified Digital Forensics Examiner Certification - C)DFE Course Outline

(5 Days)

Overview

The Certified Digital Forensics Examiner vendor neutral certification is designed to train Cyber Crime and Fraud Investigators whereby students are taught electronic discovery and advanced investigation techniques. This course is essential to anyone encountering digital evidence while conducting an investigation.

Mile2’s Certified Digital Forensics Examiner training teaches the methodology for conducting a computer forensic examination. Students will learn to use forensically sound investigative techniques in order to evaluate the scene, collect and document all relevant information, interview appropriate personnel, maintain chain-of-custody, and write a findings report.

The Certified Digital Forensics Examiner course will benefit organizations, individuals, government offices, and law enforcement agencies interested in pursuing litigation, proof of guilt, or corrective action based on digital evidence.

Audience Profile

  • Security Officers
  • IS Managers
  • Agents/Police Officers
  • Attorneys
  • Data Owners
  • IT managers
  • IS Manager/Officers

Prerequisites

  • A minimum of 1 year in computers

At Course Completion

Upon completion, Certified Digital Forensics Examiner students will be able to establish industry acceptable digital forensics standards with current best practices and policies. Students will also be prepared to competently take the C)DFE exam.

Course Outline

COURSE OUTLINE

Module 1 – Introduction

  • Lesson Objectives
  • Introductions (Instructor)
  • Introductions (Students)
  • Disclaimers
  • Notice
  • Course Schedule
  • Student Guide (Layout)
  • Introduction to Computer Forensics
  • Course Objectives

Module 2 – Computer Forensic Incidents

  • Lesson Objectives
  • The Legal System
  • Criminal Incidents
  • Civil Incidents
  • Computer Fraud
  • Internal Threats
  • Investigative Challenges
  • Common Frame of Reference
  • Media Volume

CDFE Module 3 – Investigation Process

  • Lesson Objectives
  • Investigating Computer Crimes
  • Prior to the Investigation
  • Forensics Workstation
  • Building Your Team of Investigators
  • Who is involved in Computer Forensics?
  • Decision Makers and Authorization
  • Risk Assessment
  • Forensic Investigation Toolkit

  • Investigation Methodology
  • Preparing for an Investigation
  • Search Warrant
  • Forensic Photography
  • Preliminary Information
  • First Responder
  • Collecting Physical Evidence
  • Collecting Electronic Evidence

  • Guideline for Acquiring Electronic Evidence
  • Securing the Evidence
  • Managing the Evidence
  • Chain of Custody
  • Duplicate the Data
  • Verify the Integrity of the Image
  • Recover Last Data
  • Data Analysis
  • Data Analysis Tools
  • Assessing the Evidence
  • Assessing the Case
  • Location Assessment
  • Best Practices
  • Documentation
  • Gathering and Organizing Information
  • Writing the Report
  • Expert Witness
  • Closing the Case

Module 4 – OS Disk Storage Concepts

  • Lesson Objectives
  • Disk Based Operating Systems
  • OS / File Storage Concepts

  • Disk Storage Concepts

Module 5- Digital Acquisition and Analysis

  • Lesson Objectives
  • Digital Acquisition
  • Digital Acquisition Procedures
  • Digital Forensic Analysis Tools

Module 6 – Forensic Examination Protocols

  • Lesson Objectives
  • Forensic Examination Protocols
  • Forensic Examination

Module 7 – Digital Evidence Protocols

  • Lesson Objectives
  • Digital Evidence Concepts
  • Digital Evidence Categories
  • Digital Evidence: Admissibility

Module 8 – CFI Theory

  • Lesson Objectives
  • Computer Forensic Investigative Theory

Module 9 – Digital Evidence Presentation

  • Lesson Objectives
  • Digital Evidence Presentation
  • Digital Evidence
  • Digital Evidence: Hearsay
  • Digital Evidence: Summary

Module 10 Computer Forensics Lab Protocols

  • Lesson Objectives
  • Overview
  • Quality Assurance
  • Standard Operating Procedures
  • Reports
  • Peer Review
  • Who should review?
  • Peer Review
  • Consistency
  • Accuracy
  • Research
  • Validation
  • Relevance
  • Peer Review
  • Annual Review
  • Deviation
  • Lab Intake
  • Tracking
  • Storage
  • Discovery

Module 11 CF Processing Techniques

  • Lesson Objectives
  • Computer Forensic Processing Techniques

Module 12 – Digital Forensics Reporting

  • Lesson Objectives
  • Analysis Report
  • Definition
  • Computer Sciences
  • Ten Laws of Good Report Writing
  • Cover Page
  • Table of Contents
  • Examination Report
  • Background
  • Request
  • Summary of Findings
  • Forensic Examination
  • Tools
  • Evidence
  • Items of Evidence
  • Analysis
  • Findings
  • Conclusion
  • Exhibits
  • Signatures

Module 13 – Specialized Artifact Recovery

  • Lesson Objectives
  • Prep System Stage
  • Lesson Objectives
  • Background
  • Overview
  • Prep System Stage
  • Windows File Date/Time Stamps
  • File Signatures
  • Image File Databases
  • The Windows OS
  • Windows Registry
  • Alternate Data Streams
  • Windows Unique ID Numbers
  • Decode GUID’s
  • Historical Files
  • Windows Recycle Bin
  • Copy out INFO2 for Analysis
  • Web E-mail

Module 14 – eDiscovery and ESI

  • Lesson Objectives
  • eDiscovery
  • Discoverable ESI Material
  • eDiscovery Notification
  • Required Disclosure
  • eDiscovery Conference
  • Preserving Information
  • eDiscovery Liaison
  • eDiscovery Products
  • Metadata
  • What is Metadata?
  • Data Retention Architecture
  • “Safe Harbor” Rule 37(f)
  • eDiscovery Spoliation
  • Tools for eDiscovery

Module 15 – Cell Phone Forensics

  • Lesson Objectives
  • Cell Phones
  • Types of Cell Networks
  • What can a criminal do with Cell Phones?
  • Cell Phone Forensics
  • Forensics Information in Cell Phones
  • Subscriber Identity Module (SIM)
  • Integrated Circuit Card Identification (ICCID)
  • International Mobile Equipment Identifier (IMEI)
  • Electronic Seal Number (ESN)
  • Helpful Hints for the Investigation
  • Things to Remember when Collecting Evidence
  • Acquire Data from SIM Cards
  • SIM Cards
  • Cell Phone Memory
  • Analyze Information
  • Analyze
  • Cell Phone Forensic Tools
  • Device and SIM Card Seizure
  • Cell Phone Analyzer
  • Tools
  • Forensic Card Reader
  • ForensicSIM Tool
  • Forensic Challenges
  • Paraben Forensics Hardware
  • Paraben Forensics Hardware
  • Paraben: Remote Charger
  • Paraben: Device Seizure Toolbox
  • Paraben: Wireless Stronghold Tent
  • Paraben: Passport Stronghold Bag
  • Paraben: Project-a-phone
  • Paraben: Project-a-phone
  • Paraben: SATA Adapter
  • Paraben: Lockdown
  • Paraben: SIM Card Reader
  • Paraben: Sony Clie
  • Paraben: CSI Stick
  • Paraben: USB Serial DB9 Adapter
  • Paraben: P2 Commander

Module 16 – USB Forensics

  • Lesson Objectives
  • USB Components
  • USB Forensics
  • USB For