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    Introduction to Digital Forensics

    It takes a wide variety of skills and disciplines to move through a successful financial investigation. You don't need to be a computer forensics expert but you should understand what they do, how they do it and the tools of the trade. Whether your expertise is in law, audit or another anti-fraud field, as a fraud fighting professional you know how important digital evidence has become in fraud investigations. This two-day course is designed to introduce the fraud examiner to basic concepts of computer forensic investigation and analysis.

    As a part of this instructor-led course, you will learn the basic techniques involved in gathering and analyzing digital evidence in fraud examinations and the proper procedures for seizing and securing digital evidence. In addition, a demonstration of various software will expose you to looking at forensic artifacts. Whether you want to broaden your knowledge by understanding what computer forensics specialists do or begin steering your career toward a specialized skill set in this area, this class is for you.

    Who Should Attend: 

    Certified Fraud Examiners
    Insurance fraud investigators
    Bank examiners
    Forensic accountants
    Law enforcement personnel
    Private investigators
    Internal auditors


    What You Will Learn: 

    Do's and don'ts of handling digital evidence
    Proper seizure and legal implications
    Operating and file systems overview
    Types of disk drives and removable media
    Physical and logical characteristics of disk media
    Recognition of basic digital artifacts
    Methodology for creating a digital evidence image
    Introduction to digital software and hardware tools


    Course Level: Basic


    None. However, as part of its comprehensive fraud examination training curriculum, the ACFE recommends taking either Conducting Internal Investigations or Auditing for Internal Fraud in conjunction with the following core courses: Principles of Fraud Examination, Professional Interviewing Skills, Investigating by Computer, Tracing Illicit Funds , and Communicating the Results of Your Fraud Examination.