Law Enforcement Training Courses

Our relationship with Law Enforcement is an essential and symbiotic part of our work. We specifically work with Local, State and Federal Law Enforcement agencies in identifying current and future trends and threats. We then turn those trends and threats into training or application development opportunities.

We are currently developing training courses for Law Enforcement agencies, prosecutors, and judges. These courses will count for law enforcement training hours and continuing education credits. The courses include basic imaging courses for first responders, live analysis, advanced file systems, Mac forensics, email and IP tracing.

Courses can be scheduled by demand and can accommodate up to 20 students. Training can be tailored to an agency's specific needs.

Please contact Eric Katz for further information.

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Basic Digital Investigations

The Basic Digital Evidence Investigations Course is a 3-day training course designed to educate first responders how to handle potential digital evidence. This course will train people how to preserve and collect possible digital evidence for a future full examination. It will teach students how to do an onsite preview and where to look for possible locations of digital evidence using various forensic software tools. The class will also inform students what basic evidence could possibly exist from Internet activity, IM chat programs, and peer-to-peer software programs. There are labs after each section of class to give students hands on experience with the proper procedures. At the end of the class, there is a 2 hour practical lab students must complete in order to successfully complete the course. This course is ideal for on-site previews used by internet task forces. Computers, forensic software, and forensic hardware will be provided for the students to use during the class. Students can bring their own hardware if they choose. This class counts as 24 hours of law enforcement training that can be reported to the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy. Students must arrange their own lodging for this class.

Basic Evidence Seizure and Imaging

The Basic Evidence Seizure and Imaging course is a 1 day course that educates investigators how to properly identify, collect, and preserve sources of digital evidence. The course gives an overview of digital forensics and how to use hardware write blockers. It also explains the process of making a forensic image that can be later used in a full examination. This course is part of the 3 day Basic Digital Evidence Investigations course.

Macintosh Forensics

We are currently developing a 3-day course specifically designed to educate examiners how to collect and examine Mac computers. The course will focus on common areas of possible evidence and tools that can be used with HFS+ file systems. We will make an annoucement when the course is ready.

Department of Computer and Information Technology, Knoy Hall of Technology, Purdue University, 401 N. Grant Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907

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