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CCI Training

Tailored Training Solutions


UCD Centre for Cybersecurity and Cybercrime Investigation designs and delivers professional training and development programmes for law enforcement and other organisations to meet their needs. These courses can be delivered at UCD in Dublin, on-site in your organisation, or using distance learning techniques or a blend of these methods.

This will suit organisations with several employees who need to be trained at the same time. It can be a cost-effective solution saving travel time and expense and courses can be tailored to your needs and delivered where and when you wish. We list below some examples of courses we have delivered. If you have a training requirement, please contact Rupert Bowen, International Postgraduate Liaison on +353 1 716 2948 rupert.bowen@ucd.ie or ask us to contact you.

arrow Cybercrime Programme of Education
arrow Digital Forensic Summer School
arrow Trainer Development Programme
arrow Mobile Phone Forensics
arrow Network Forensics
arrow Basic Digital Forensics
arrow First Responders

Cybercrime Programme of Education

CCI is delivering a comprehensive three week programme for twenty officers of a law enforcement agency; to provide an overview of key areas of digital investigation and to help to develop core skills in computer forensics and internet investigations. Participants are experienced police officers with computer science degrees. Completion of the programme including assessment will count as credit towards UCD's Masters Programme in Forensic Computing and Cybercrime Investigation, should participants wish to continue towards a further award. UCD is providing laptops, interpreters and all course materials in both English and the students' native language.

Digital Forensic Summer School

2012’s CCI Digital Forensic Summer School was entitled “Build your own Forensics Lab” and was designed to address the problem of managing increasing workloads and decreasing budgets. The two week course taught computer forensics unit managers and investigators how to build their own forensics lab. It included training on the building of hardware for forensic processing, storage, and back-up, and the use of validated, free, open source forensic tools. After this training, participants have the skills to build, upgrade and maintain a forensics for about a fifth of the cost of a proprietary solution.

Trainer Development Programme

The course is specifically designed for police officers who, at various stages in their careers, may need to train colleagues in their area of special expertise. The aim of the course is to help officers who want to improve their training skills and effectively develop course content to address the various learning techniques of adult learners. Participants are instructed on how to design and deliver courses, and the course includes topics such as engaging with students to create a more positive learning environment, effectively using training aids, and improving public speaking and presentation skills. As part of the course, participants deliver a short training exercise, and receive constructive feedback on their performance. A video recording is presented to each participant so that they can review their presentation techniques for future improvement.

CCI has delivered this programme in the Hague, Lisbon, Dublin, Syria, Cyprus and India for law enforcement officers from Europe, the middle East, Africa and south Asia

Mobile Phone Forensics

This course provides basic to intermediate skills in mobile phone forensics. Topics include the seizure and handling of devices, forensic challenges, mobile device components, standard operating procedures and introduces practical skills in using forensic software and hardware. Participants are assessed on their ability to perform logical and physical extractions and find evidence on devices. Throughout the course the topics are mapped onto the techniques used to solve a real-life criminal investigation.

Network Forensics

This course provides participants with an overview of networks and the World Wide Web, before discussing various methods for analysing network traffic, examining browser artefacts for evidence, VoIP investigations and cloud computing forensics. The course is assessed through multiple review sessions and a final examination.

Basic Digital Forensics

This course was designed to provide a basic introduction to IT forensics. The course modules provide an overview of where evidence could be found on various Operating Systems, the boot and shutdown processes of Operating Systems, the physical characteristics of storage media, file systems, file attributes and deleted files. However, the main goal of the course is to introduce the participants to the techniques of forensic analysts, the counter-forensic processes that they may encounter, live data forensics and the presentation of evidence.

First Responders

This course is designed to provide First Responders with the ability to investigate, or assist in the investigation of, criminal misuse of information and communications technology (ICT). Since there is no prerequisite learning required, the initial stages of this module provide an overview of ICT including, computer components, peripheral devices and the history and development of the Internet and the World Wide Web. While discussing the various aspects of Internet fraud, the main focus of this module is how to identify and effectively question suspects, perform search and seizure operations, and acquire information from victims and ICT experts. Participants are also introduced to the forensic computing process. The course assessment consists of review sessions, examinations of online-tracing and investigative techniques, and a practical assessment based on a real-life search and seizure scenario.

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