Fully Accredited Program Digital Forensics and Evidence Handling for Legal Proceedings

A recent study from Journal of Forensic Sciences highlighted that criminal and legal cases will be solved six times faster if digital evidence is properly utilized. Computer forensics allows for efficient retrieval and analysis of digital data, accelerating case resolution. However, for digital evidence to be admissible in court, it must be collected, analyzed, and presented to precise legal standards.

This certified program is designed to provide legal and law enforcement professionals with the complete skillset to conduct computer forensic investigations that will withstand judicial scrutiny. You will gain comprehensive coverage of leading forensics tools and methodologies for evidence acquisition and analysis that is in alignment with international protocols.

Through interactive labs and case studies modeled on real-world examples, participants gain hands-on experience recovering encrypted and deleted data, determining file origins and authenticity, and piecing together malicious activities. Coursework will also explore the latest techniques for mobile, web, and network forensics along with best practices for evidence acquisition, chain of custody documentation, and expert witness testimony.

Participants also receive detailed guidance on documenting investigations to expert witness standards and presenting findings to judges and juries. The curriculum covers key legislation and court precedents governing admissibility and expert testimony in the UK and Australia.

Upon successful completion, you will attain the Certification in Digital Forensics and Evidence Handling for Legal Proceedings. This distinguished certification will augment your qualifications and affirm your expertise in digital forensics and to design effective enforcement strategies. This credential will also verify your expertise to handle complex digital investigations meeting the standards of UK and Australian courts. Globally valued and recognized, this industry-leading certification holds lifelong validity, standing as a testament to your proficiency in effectively handling cyber investigations.

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This program will entitle you:

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  • Experience 2 days of instructor-led live program and gain an in-depth understanding of the computer forensics, including investigation methodologies, tools, and best practices.
  • Delve into the specifics of computer forensics process from evidence collection, preservation, examination, and chain of custody to ensure admissibility in legal proceedings.
  • Attain the industry-recognized Certification in Digital Forensics and Evidence Handling for Legal Proceedings. This certification will offer a testament to your proficiency in effectively handling cyber investigations in courtroom proceedings.
  • Gain insights from impactful case studies and real case examples of court decisions to effectively manage investigations and present in accordance with the laws of evidence.
  • For inquiries, chat with our Program Advisers at [email protected] or call us at
    • Singapore and Asia Pacific: +65 6716 9980
    • Australia and New Zealand: +61 3 9909 7310
    • UK, Europe and Middle East: +44 (020) 335 57898
    • USA: +1 888 745 8875

Accreditations

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This program is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Professional Certifications, which maintains the governing standards for all professionals who have completed this program.

The content of this program has been fully certified and accredited by CPD Certification Service as conforming to Continuing Professional Principles. CPD is the leading independent CPD accreditation institution operating across industry sectors to complement the Continuing Professional Development policies of professional institutes and academic bodies. The CPD Certification Service provides support, advice and recognized independent CPD accreditation compatible with global CPD principles.

What Can You Expect From This Live Program

Digital evidence has become crucial to criminal investigations and legal proceedings. According to the FBI, over 80% of cases now involve some element of digital evidence. However, for such evidence to be judicially admissible, it must be collected and examined through precise, forensically sound protocols. Recent precedent-setting cases have seen key digital findings dismissed due to improper analysis, severely hampering proceedings.

This certified program equips legal and law enforcement professionals with expertise in computer forensics aligned to international standards for evidence acquisition and courtroom admissibility. Through hands-on case studies modeled after real investigations, you will gain proficiency with leading forensics software and methodologies. You will gain critical knowledge in areas including encrypted and deleted data recovery, establishing file origins, piecing together malicious activities, along with best practices for evidence custody and expert testimony.

Additionally, the curriculum explores specialist techniques including network intrusion analysis, mobile device forensics, email tracing and cryptography. Participants receive detailed guidance on case documentation, evidence presentation, and navigating courtroom proceedings as an expert witness. The program incorporates key legal precedents and legislation from the UK and Australia governing admissibility of digital evidence and testimony qualifications.

Upon completion, you will attain the prestigious Certification in Digital Forensics and Evidence Handling for Legal Proceedings. This credential validates your qualifications to undertake forensically defensible cyber investigations that will withstand judicial scrutiny in the UK and Australia. Globally recognized, this certification cements your expertise in line with international forensic protocols and readiness to effectively resolve legal/criminal cases involving digital evidence.

Key Skills You Will Gain

  • Computer Forensics
  • Digital Forensics
  • Evidence Handling
  • Evidence Validation
  • Evidence Analysis
  • Cybersecurity Law
  • Data Recovery
  • Chain of Custody
  • Ethical Hacking
  • Expert Testimony
  • Privacy Regulations
  • Courtroom Procedures
  • Forensic Tools
  • Data Analysis
  • Log Analysis
  • Cryptography
  • Email Forensics
  • Handheld Device Forensics
  • Web Forensics
  • Digital Incident Response
  • Intrusion Detection Systems
  • Data Encryption
  • Digital Evidence Analysis
  • Cloud Forensics
  • Mobile Forensic Lab
  • Digital Crime
  • Evidence Identification
  • Evidence Preservation

Your Faculty Director

Dr. Allan Watt
Dr. Allan Watt
Renowned Digital Forensic Examiner and Key Note Speaker

Dr. Allan Watt is a distinguished digital forensics expert with over 26 years of experience in this field, and currently serving as a Squadron Leader in the Royal Australian Air Force Reserve, where he holds the role of subject matter expert within the Joint Military Police Unit. Dr. Watt's extensive expertise encompasses over 1500 investigations and expert witness appearances in various courts, including the Privy Council in England. He was appointed to the INTERPOL Global Cyber Security Panel, a rare distinction held by only seven experts globally, in 2014.

Dr. Watt's specialist training includes the entire spectrum of digital evidence, from identification and preservation to analysis and presentation. His investigations range from employee matters, intellectual property theft, and civil litigation to criminal defence and internet investigations. An accomplished academic, Dr Watt has lectured at esteemed institutions such as Macquarie University and the University of South Australia, sharing his wealth of knowledge in computer forensics. He has also contributed to the field through published research papers and participation in international conferences. Lastly, He is also a proud member of numerous professional organizations, including the International Association of Computer Investigative Specialists and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.

Digital Forensics and Evidence Handling for Legal Proceedings Program Agenda

Module 1 - Understanding Digital Forensics
Module 2 - Forensics Process, Policies And Procedures
Module 3 - Data Acquisition And Validation Techniques
Module 4 - Digital Evidence Analysis: Tools, Environments And Equipment
Module 5 - Data Recovery And Reconstruction Techniques
Module 6 - Network Forensics, Intrusion Detection And Incident Response
Module 7 - Cryptography And Data Encryption In Forensics
Module 8 - Email, Handheld Device And Web Forensics
Module 9 - Formulation Of Extracted Evidence And Forensic Report Writing
Module 10 - Expert Testimony And Courtroom Procedures

How You Will Benefit

  • Comprehend Digital Forensics: Master the breadth of digital forensics spanning criminal, employment, family, and business contexts; study global standards to conduct compliant international investigations.
  • Forensic Process Precision: Emphasize the importance of precision in the forensic process, as errors in evidence extraction can result in the rejection of evidence by the courts.
  • Varied Data Acquisition Techniques: Learn about the multitude of data acquisition methods and tools available, understanding that different devices may require specific approaches for evidence retrieval.
  • Hardware and Software tools; Manual vs. Automated Analysis: Build expertise with hardware and software for data extraction and verification in digital forensics, compare manual and automated recovery/reconstruction, and learn to clearly explain technical methods in court.
  • Original Integrity Preservation: Emphasize the significance of collecting evidence under forensically sound conditions to preserve the original integrity of digital content, ensuring its reliability.
  • Deciphering Cryptography, Mobile and Web Forensics: Grasp the challenges of dealing with encrypted data, ranging from standard encryption types to more complex cases that may require extensive decryption efforts. Navigate the evolving landscape of mobile and web forensics, with a focus on interpreting complex data during analysis.
  • Effective Report Writing: Master the art of formulating extracted evidence into clear and readable reports, avoiding excessive technical jargon to ensure comprehension by non-experts.
  • Expert Testimony Skills: Develop expertise in providing expert testimony, understanding the nuances of different court settings, case types, and the acceptance criteria for evidence.
  • Admissibility Challenges: Acknowledge that not all evidence collected will be admissible in court, and learn to navigate the complexities of ensuring the acceptability of digital evidence.

Certification in Digital Forensics and Evidence Handling for Legal Proceedings

Upon successfully attending this program, you will be awarded with the Certification in Digital Forensics and Evidence Handling for Legal Proceedings that can be used in your resume, CV and other professional credentials. This certification is industry-recognized with lifelong validity.

Globally demanded and recognized, this certification will empower your professional qualifications and demonstrate your expertise in navigating the intricacies involved in fraud investigations using computer forensics. Developed by Chartered Institute of Professional Certifications, the content of this program has been independently accredited by CPD Certification Service as adhering to the highest standards of continuing professional principles.

Pricing & Registration

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Australia

Dates: 2 - 3 Sep 2024

Venue: Online Executive Program (via Zoom)

Time: 10:00am - 5:30pm Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST)


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Australia Delegates AUD 1,895 AUD 2,095 AUD 2,195

Group Discount: 2nd participant get 10%, or register 3 participants and 4th participant get a complimentary seat (1 discount scheme applies)

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You can download our program brochure below. If you have any inquiries on this program, please contact our Program Advisor at [email protected] or call us at:

  • Singapore and Asia Pacific: +65 6716 9980
  • Australia and New Zealand: +61 3 9909 7310
  • UK, Europe and Middle East: +44 (020) 335 57898
  • USA: +1 888 745 8875

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Digital Forensics and Evidence Handling for Legal Proceedings Reviews and Testimonials

The instructor clearly explained the technical aspects of computer forensics in an understandable way for those of us without an IT background. The information on chain of custody procedures was especially helpful for preparing legal cases.
The program improved my understanding of the role computer forensics plays in legal proceedings. I gained valuable insights into using digital evidence effectively in investigations and litigation.
Attending the Computer Forensics for Legal Proceedings program was a truly enlightening experience. The trainer's expertise in the field was evident, and their ability to convey complex concepts in a comprehensible manner was commendable.
The Computer Forensics for Legal Proceedings program was a tremendous learning opportunity. The trainer's extensive experience in the field and their ability to simplify complex concepts were impressive.

Chartered Institute of Professional Certifications' reviews and ratings are a comprehensive collection of participants feedback we have gathered over the last decade. To view authentic and personal testimonials that are handwritten by our participants, please download our participants' written reviews here.

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