IFCI Expert Cybercrime Investigator's Course
- 16.5 hours on-demand video
- 1 downloadable resource
- Full lifetime access
- Access on mobile and TV
- Certificate of Completion
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- Respond to cybercrime incidents, forensic acquisition, volatile memory acquisition, and live system analysis.
- Conduct full system computer forensic investigation, recover deleted files, carve data structures from unallocated space.
- Identify, extract, and analyze malware.
- Analyze data breach incidents to determine if and what data was stolen.
- Conduct volatile memory analysis using Volatility.
- Learn the history of cybercrime and how it intertwines with international organized crime, how it is monetized, and how it connects to cyber espionage, cyber terror and nation state sponsored attacks.
- Learn hacker tactics, techniques, and procedures - and how to defend against them.
- Learn techniques to pursue cybercriminals across the globe.
- Testify as an expert witness against computer criminals.
- Take the exam and become a professional IFCI Certified Cybercrime Investigator (IFCI-CCI)
- This course is for computer forensics beginners who are already skilled in general usage of Windows computers.
What is the IFCI Cybercrime Investigator's Course?
IFCI’s flagship training program is the IFCI-CCI (Cybercrime Investigator) Training course. The IFCI-CCI teaches students the skills necessary to respond to all kinds of cybercrime incidents, from initial incident response and digital crime scene evidence acquisition to advanced forensic analysis and tracking International cybercriminals across the Internet.
The main goal for this course is to empower the nation’s cyber investigators with the knowledge, skills and abilities to undertake and successfully carry out their own investigations. This course is the first step for investigators to turn the tables on cyber criminals who are fleecing legitimate economies worldwide of billions of dollars every year.
Some Course highlights include:
- 15 hands-on labs - devised of real world scenarios
- Analysis of Windows forensic artifacts
- Volatile memory analysis
- Network intrusion investigations
- Internet activity and email analysis
- Network traffic data analysis
- International cybercriminal profiling
- Attack vector identification
- Dynamic malware analysis
Who Should Take this course?
Anybody whose job requires them to respond to cyber incidents, or anyone with an interest in cybercrime investigation, should take the IFCI-CCI training course. This course will help you by providing fast solutions to the following emergency situations:
Corporate Risk/Security - Intellectual Property Theft Case: Your Research and Development Director quits and goes to work for a competitor.
- Can you determine if he copied your company’s secrets to a USB drive to take with him?
Police Investigations - Kidnapping Case: A child is taken from his home at night and the family receives an email with a proof-of-life picture and ransom demand.
- Can you extract IP addresses from the email headers to track the offender back to his location, or extract lat/long coordinates from the picture’s EXIF data to determine the exact location the picture was taken?
IT Security Team - Rogue Malware Case: You discover malware on an internal corporate computer but you don’t know what it does or why it’s there.
- Can you analyze the malware, determine its capabilities, identify its target data, and destroy its data exfiltration file before your corporate proprietary information is lost?
Federal Cyber Agent - Botnet Investigation Case: You’ve tracked botnet malware back to a specific set of command and control servers, but what’s the next step?
- Can you determine the server’s physical location in the world and research current and historical whois information? Are you able to research other malicious domains associated with the same IP address and track Command and Control proxy servers back to specific malicious actors?
E-Discovery Analyst - File access case: You’ve recovered and indexed thousands of PDF files on a computer. One was flagged as key to the case and you are asked if the computer owner knew of and accessed this file.
- Can you examine the Windows registry and link files to determine the exact time and date that specific users accessed individual files?
Why take this course?
Cybercrime is epidemic. The headlines declare it daily:
- 2015 - SONY is devastated by an attack that destroys its internal systems, steals terabytes of private data, posts unreleased movies on Internet torrent sites, and humiliates corporate executives. The cost to corporate image and revenue stream is uncountable.
- 2014 - Home Depot is hacked, losing an estimated 55 million credit cards to the cybercrime underground.
- 2013 - Russian Hackers steal 40 million credit cards from Target, resulting in approx $1 billion in losses to the company.
- 2012 - The Shamoon virus destroys nearly 30,000 Saudi Aramco Computers, temporarily shutting down one of the world’s largest corporations.
- 2011 - SONY data breach lost personal details and payment information for approximately 77 million customers, resulting in massive monetary loss and the temporary closure of the PlayStation Gaming Network.
The corporations victimized in these situations were unprepared to respond to the attacks causing delayed investigations and reduced information flow to decision-making executives. Eventually, they contracted out the investigations to high-priced consultants, whose investigative results were often too little, too late.
IFCI-CCI’s mission is to provide our students the knowledge and skills necessary to respond to network attacks immediately, analyze the evidence, produce actionable cyber-intelligence, and implement it to shore up security vulnerabilities before they become massive breaches like those mentioned above.
There is a dearth of quality training in computer forensics, even less for hacker and malware focused investigations, and almost nothing that is available in a convenient online format that can be studied from the comfort of your own home, and fit to your own schedule. IFCI fills this void by providing the finest cybercrime investigation training in the world, created and delivered by some of the world’s foremost experts in their field, and streamed directly to any Internet-connected device you choose to employ.
- Technical personnel tasked with, or interested in network security, computer forensics, or malware analysis.
- Law enforcement officers, federal agents, and intelligence analysts tasked with cyber operations will all benefit from this course.
- This is a beginner's course, it is also very useful for hobbyists, reporters, and any interested parties.
- While this is a beginner's course, the material gets more and more complex as the class continues. It is in-depth, detailed, and hands-on and requires maximum effort for maximum benefit - therefore it is not recommended for casual observers not interested in putting forth the effort required to learn the material.
This section introduces students to the world of computer forensics. It examines what life is really like for a computer forensic analyst on a daily basis, examining both the fascinating and exciting aspects of the job, along with the challenges and difficulties we face. The goal is to honestly help students decide whether this is truly a career they wish to pursue.
People's lives and freedom are often determined based on the quality of our analysis. It is vital to understand this and the importance of this and how to present our findings fairly and properly in a court of law. That is the focus of this lecture.
The IFCI Cybercrime Investigator course provides 15 hands-on, real world labs where students will investigate a case using forensic tools and forensic evidence, all provided by the instructor free of charge. Students will need to do some basic steps to set their Windows computer up for the labs. This lecture walks you through all you will need to do in order to tackle all 15 labs.
Over the years, the traditional theory of acquisition was to 'make no changes' to the evidence, however, this theory has given way to a more modern theory to 'make minimal changes to the evidence' because this was necessary to overcome modern challenges presented by encryption and other data hiding techniques. This lecture explores the differences between these two approaches and when each should be used.
How do bits and bytes turn into the information a user actually sees on a computer? How does data exist on a computer and how is it used by the system? These are questions that are vital to understand before we can begin to extract forensic evidence of user activity from the computer. This lecture teaches the basic bits and bytes that make up computer forensics.
Evidential data can be hidden in many places on a computer system. Slack space may retain key information from deleted files that would otherwise be unrecoverable. This lecture both teaches how to identify and extract evidence from slack space, as well as how to recover user-deleted files.
Important forensic evidence may exist in areas of a computer's hard drive that are completely inaccessible to the Operating System. Partial or complete files can still be recovered even though there is no way to recover this data using standard tools. This can be done via a process called file caving; this is the focus of this lecture.
Email contains a vast amount of additional information, if you know where to look. This lecture teaches how to determine the source of email attacks by header analysis, as well as teaching how Base64 is used in modern email transmission and its importance to forensic investigations.
Oftentimes a forensic investigator can not only say a suspect visited a certain website at a certain day and time, but the can actually reproduce the exact webpages that the suspect accessed. This can be done via analysis of the Internet Cache and this is taught in this lecture.