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Computer Forensics Evidence Collection

[fa icon="calendar"] Apr 16, 2014 5:00:53 AM / by Christian Crank

Do you understand the impact of digital technology on business? Once stored entirely on paper, business information, business accounts and business activities are now pretty much all in digital form. While this makes the organization and management of company information easier, the move to all things digital also poses a huge threat to businesses. Now more than ever, hackers have easier access to sensitive business information, and they can gain a hold of it within minutes. What results is a real-life digital crime scene, but unlike a “physical” crime scene, retracing digital steps can be extremely tricky. This where Computer Forensics Analysts are called in: they are responsible for decoding a digital crime scene, piecing together digital forensics information to solve a mystery.

It’s no secret that corporate computers and the information they contain have been prime targets for hackers. The information held within the walls of these networks contains financial accounts, secret company information and sensitive client account info, all valuable information to a hacker. Thus, the number of attacks on the systems has grown tremendously, bringing electronic evidence and information gathering to the forefront of incident response. Cyber security professionals who are trained to analyze evidence in the aftermath of a breach are extremely advantageous to private corporates, local business and federal agencies. Therefore, our Online Computer Forensics Analyst training course is designed to train cyber security professionals to perform the tasks required following a security breach.

This course is primarily focused on computer forensics and evidence collection techniques. Students learn tips for controlling a digital forensic investigation and techniques for seizing, collecting and protecting evidence. This course will also break down systems forensics, how computers are used in crimes and the means and motives of cybercriminals. Students will also have the opportunity to perform in a virtual lab that mimics a real life digital crime scene, equipped with alternate challenging scenarios.

For those who desire to develop new skills in a burgeoning field, training to become a Computer Forensics Analyst is great idea.

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Christian Crank

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