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Introduction to Computer & Digital Evidence in Commercial Litigation (1 Day)

Course Title: Introduction to Computer Forensics
Reference: CL1
Duration: 1 day

Course Aim:

This one day course is designed to provide an overview to the use of computer evidence within cases involving commercial litigation. Using case studies, the course looks at the potential benefits of using computer evidence and examination in commercial litigation cases.

Within the context of these case studies, the course will also provide explanations and demonstrations of a digital forensic examination, the types of software commonly encountered, the role of the Internet in cases involving computer forensics, and how the evidence was applied to the legal cases.

Topics Covered:

  • Introduction to Computer Forensics
  • Forensic Examination and the potential benefits to commercial litigation cases
  • Two case studies where computer evidence proved vital to cases involving commercial disputes
  • Overview of Automatic Forwarding Scripts
  • Search Engines (e.g. Google, MSN & Yahoo!)
  • Peer-to-Peer Software (e.g. LimeWire, iMesh, BearShare)
  • Chat Software (e.g. ICQ, IRC, Yahoo! & MSN Messenger, Skype)
  • Chat Forums
  • Web Based Email
  • The operation of Outlook & Outlook Express
  • Newsgroups

Intended learning outcomes:

Upon completion of the course, students should have a fundamental understanding of the potential role computer forensic evidence can play within cases involving commercial litigation, as well as a basic knowledge of how a digital forensic examination is carried out.

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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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