The requirement for operational Incident Response, and Digital Forensic disciplines and procedures, has been forced to evolve in the last decade – driven by the increase of unprecedented cyber breaches, and associated cyber-crimes. Data breaches and intrusions have also evolved to more complex engagements, presenting the need for a robust in-house Digital Forensics/First Responder capability.
This course enables participants to engage with, and to investigate, both internal and external digital crimes and infractions. Applying robust processes and procedures which encompass the Digital Forensic acquisition of images, from media and artifacts to computers and mobile technologies. Aligned with tough proven processes to secure evidential materials, participants have the opportunity to apply best practices to assure associated evidential integrity and value is maintained intact.
From a background of “in-the-field” law enfacement, associated with the key concepts of legal practices, this course will provide hands-on pragmatic experiences, underpinned by the academic and legal structures which form the basis of Forensic Science.
Including the key requirements of the Secure Operational Centre (SOC) and its interfaces with the Computer Security Incident Response Team (CSIRT), this course will provide participants with the skills they require to respond to a digital investigation with the assurance of completing it correctly.
The course includes practical sessions, videos as well as live demonstrations and live coding. A hands-on use of all tools is encouraged throughout the course as all participants engage in the real-time investigation of a test case.
This course is designed for IT professionals, Fraud Investigators, Auditors, CSIRT and SOC Analysts, working in companies that are targets for cyber and digital attacks. It is also highly beneficial for police and military personnel, probation officers and other security personnel who deal with cyber investigations.
Prof. John Walker FBCS CISM CRISC CITP ITPC FRSA
John is a leading expert in the field of Cyber-Security. With over 30 years of international experience, he is a World Class Info-Crime, Cyber Security Researcher who has worked within the Covert Worlds of CESG, GCHQ, ‘TK’ Sky Technology, with the Security Services. He has delivered over 90 Global Presentations, and has originated over 100 Papers, & Articles on Cyber-Security.
He is actively involved with supporting the countering of eCrime, eFraud, and on-line Child Abuse, an ENISA CEI Listed Expert and an Editorial Member of the Cyber Security Research Institute (CRSI).
John is a Fellow of the British Computer Society (BCS), Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts (RSA), Board Advisor to the Digital Trust and Writer for SC Magazine UK. He was the Originator of DarkWeb Threat Intelligence, CSIRT, Attack Remediation and Cyber Training Service/Platform, Accreditation Assessor and Academic Practitioner and Accredited Advisor to the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences in the area of Digital/Cyber Forensics.
John is also a practicing Expert Witness in the area of IT, and the originator, and author of a CPD/MSc Module covering Digital Forensics, and Investigations.
Professor John Walker is a Visiting Professor at the School of Computing and Informatics, Nottingham Trent University (NTU), Visiting Professor/Lecturer at the University of Slavonia, CEO of HEXFORENSICS LTD, and Independent Consultant in the arena of IT Security and Forensics, and Security Analytics.