Implementing a Digital Forensics Lab in Education

by Steve Scott
Oct. 2, 2017 1 comment Infosecwriters Detection & Response

Cybercrime is and has been on the rise for several decades and a rise in this specific criminal activity is only expected to continue. This increase in cybercrime activity results in a need for specially trained investigators. Individuals specially trained to retrieve information from computers or other digital devices are known as digital forensics investigators. These types of investigators require training that is somewhat more comprehensive than that of the typical information technology student. Training a digital forensics investigator requires hands on experience with actual equipment in addition to traditional training methods of theory and testing. Hands on training can be accomplished through the construction and management of a student lab built specifically for digital forensic investigative training. There are many things to consider when constructing a lab. Two of the largest expenses when outfitting a student lab are the software and hardware to be used. The type of i...

negrii_irina88 5 months, 2 weeks ago

i believe there are a number of improvements possible to further improve the process such as Advanced training for experienced DFT members and Use of experienced DFT members as mentors/trainers