DIGITAL FORENSICS: KEY SKILLS OF A CERTIFIED INVESTIGATOR

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Proficient standards to be a certified cyber forensic investigator

Owing to a continuous demand for digital forensic training by the companies, appreciable number of certifications are available. Employers preferably look for certified forensic investigators having key-skills on digital forensic. The most common standards that a certified digital forensic investigator should have are as follows:


“Practitioners require technical and professional training in digital forensics principles and processes.” – Jason Jordaan, principal forensic scientist at DFIRLABS, at the ITWeb Security


Defeating anti-forensics techniques

Anti-forensic tools and techniques


Understanding hard disks and file systems

Hard disk and internal files

Operating system forensics

Operating system forensic is the process of identifying evidences from the operating system. It involves extracting and analyzing information from the operating systems of any device. The common operating systems like MAX, Windows, and Linux are usually targeted for criminal activities. A cyber forensic investigator should have a complete knowledge of these systems to trace the cyberattacks.

Investigating email crimes

Due to large dependency on the electronic communication channels, email has evolved as a preferred source of communication. The reliable nature of emails has become a powerful tool for criminals. They use emails to perform phishing and other common cyberattacks in large volumes. Regional laws govern email crimes except those that are agreed globally. The trailing emails can be a great source of information to the forensic investigators.

Cloud forensic

Cloud computing is an emerging technology, which many organizations are adopting the trend. On another hand, due to their potential repository of data, attackers perpetrate various attacks. The attackers make their attempts continuously to gain anonymous access over the cloud networks and retrieve the information. A cloud forensic implies the application of forensic investigation in a cloud environment. The cloud network involves both public and private networks. A digital forensic investigator is well-versed with cloud forensic to get through the investigation process.


Watch the full Cyber Talk here:

https://www.eccu.edu/tools-and-methods-for-collecting-digital-evidence-from-cloud-service-providers-csps/

Mobile forensics

Mobile device forensics

The Computer Forensic Hacking Investigation (C|HFI) is a recognized certification on cyber forensic from EC-Council. The certification validates the candidates’ skills in identifying perpetrators’ footprints and gather the evidence to produce in the court of law. C|HFI is a vendor-neutral certification that fortifies the application knowledge of law enforcement personnel, security officers, military personnel, system administrators and everyone concerned of the integrity of the network infrastructure.

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