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Introduction to Computer Evidence & the Internet (2 Days)

Course Title: Introduction to Computer Evidence & the Internet (2 Days)
Reference: CEI2
Duration: 16 Hours

Course Aim:

This course provides an overview of the relationship between computer forensic evidence and the Internet.

The course clarifies and explains the common Internet terms encountered during legal cases where computer evidence is involved, and also identifies typical sources of evidence that originate online.

Attendees will gain a theoretical and practical knowledge of a number of different types of software that use the Internet such as Peer-to-Peer programs and Forwarding Scripts.

The course also looks at the varied methods of file creation and the level of user involvement required (i.e. whether creation was intentional or due to automation).

Topics Covered:

  • Web Browsing Software
  • The operation of Temporary Internet Files
  • Overview of Automatic Forwarding Scripts
  • Search Engines
  • Peer-to-Peer software
  • Chat software
  • Chat Forums
  • Web Based Email
  • The operation of Outlook & Outlook Express
  • Newsgroups

Intended learning outcomes:

Upon completion of the course, students should possess an intermediate understanding of the relationship between computer forensic evidence and the Internet, and how certain software programs associated with the Internet can be used in the creation of computer files.

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About Us


Fields Associates is a consultancy firm specialising in digital forensics, security and electronic discovery who have, following our formation in 1999, assisted numerous high-profile and prestigious clients from solicitors firms, law-enforcement agencies and numerous organisations within both the private and public sectors.

Technology now plays a prominent role in our everyday lives and the need to have a robust, skilled and reliable team of experts to hand cannot be understated. Irrespective of whether you require assistance discovering evidence stored on any kind of electronic device, an expert report or witness testimony to assist with litigation or to implement new and more dependable information security systems, Fields Associates has the expertise and experience to meet your needs.

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