EC-Council Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator (CHFI) v11

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Course Overview

EC-Council’s C|HFI program prepares cybersecurity professionals with the knowledge and skills to perform effective digital forensics investigations and bring their organization into a state of forensic readiness. Establishing the forensics process, lab, evidence handling procedures, and investigation techniques are required to validate/triage incidents and point the incident response teams in the right direction. Forensic readiness is crucial as it can differentiate between a minor incident and a major cyber-attack that brings a company to its knees.

This intense hands-on digital forensics program immerses students in over 68 forensic labs, working on crafted evidence files utilizing the tools of the world’s top digital forensics professionals. Students will go beyond traditional hardware and memory forensics, covering current topics in cloud forensics, mobile and IoT, and investigating web application attacks and malware forensics. The C|HFI presents a methodological approach to computer forensics, including searching and seizing, chain-of-custody, acquisition, preservation, analysis, and reporting of digital evidence. Students learn various forensic investigation techniques and standard forensic tools. As they learn how to acquire and manage evidence through various operating environments, students also learn the chain of custody and legal procedures required to preserve evidence and ensure it is admissible in court, enabling the eventual prosecution of cyber criminals and containing liability on the victim organization.

Course Outline

Computer Forensics in Today’s World

  • Understand the Fundamentals of Computer Forensics
  • Understand Cybercrimes and their Investigation Procedures
  • Understand Digital Evidence and eDiscovery
  • Understand Forensic Readiness
  • Understand the Role of Various Processes and Technologies in Computer Forensics
  • Identify the Roles and Responsibilities of a Forensic Investigator
  • Understand the Challenges Faced in Investigating Cybercrimes
  • Understand Various Standards and Best Practices Related to Computer Forensics
  • Understand Laws and Legal Compliance in Computer Forensics

Computer Forensics Investigation Process

  • Understand the Forensic Investigation Process and its Importance
  • Understand First Response
  • Understand the Pre-investigation Phase
  • Understand the Investigation Phase
  • Understand the Post-investigation Phase

Understanding Hard Disks and File Systems

  • Describe Different Types of Disk Drives and their Characteristics
  • Explain the Logical Structure of a Disk
  • Understand the Booting Process of Windows, Linux, and macOS Operating Systems
  • Understand Various File Systems of Windows, Linux and macOS Operating Systems
  • Understand File System Analysis
  • Understand Storage Systems
  • Understand Encoding Standards and Hex Editors
  • Analyze Popular File Formats Using Hex Editor

Data Acquisition and Duplication

  • Understand Data Acquisition Fundamentals
  • Understand eDiscovery
  • Understand Data Acquisition Methodology
  • Prepare an Image File for Examination

Defeating Anti-forensics Techniques

  • Understand Anti-forensics Techniques
  • Discuss Data Deletion and Recycle Bin Forensics
  • Illustrate File Carving Techniques and Ways to Recover Evidence from Deleted Partitions
  • Explore Password Cracking/Bypassing Techniques
  • Detect Steganography, Hidden Data in File System Structures, Trail Obfuscation, and File Extension Mismatch
  • Understand Techniques of Artifact Wiping, Overwritten Data/Metadata Detection, and Encryption
  • Detect Program Packers and Footprint Minimizing Techniques

Windows Forensics

  • Understand Windows Forensics
  • Collect Volatile Information
  • Collect Non-volatile Information
  • Perform Windows Memory Analysis
  • Perform Windows Registry Analysis
  • Perform Electron Application Analysis
  • Perform Web Browser Forensics
  • Examine Windows Files and Metadata
  • Understand ShellBags, LNK Files, and Jump Lists
  • Understand Text-based Logs and Windows Event Logs

Linux and Mac Forensics

  • Collect Volatile Information in Linux
  • Collect Non-volatile Information in Linux
  • Understand Linux Memory Forensics
  • Understand Mac Forensics
  • Collect Volatile Information in Mac
  • Collect Non-volatile Information in Mac
  • Understand Mac Memory Forensics and Mac Forensics Tools

Network Forensics

  • Understand Network Forensics
  • Summarize Event Correlation Concepts
  • Identify Indicators of Compromise (IoCs) from Network Logs
  • Investigate Network Traffic
  • Perform Incident Detection and Examination Using SIEM Tools
  • Understand Wireless Network Forensics
  • Detect and Investigate Wireless Network Attacks

Malware Forensics

  • Understand Malware Concepts
  • Understand Malware Forensics
  • Perform Static Malware Analysis
  • Analyzing Suspicious Documents
  • Perform System Behavior Analysis
  • Perform Network Behavior Analysis
  • Perform Ransomware Analysis

Investigating Web Attacks

  • Understand Web Application Forensics
  • Understand Internet Information Services (IIS) Logs
  • Understand Apache Web Server Logs
  • Detect and Investigate Various Attacks on Web Applications

Dark Web Forensics

  • Understand the Dark Web and Dark Web Forensics
  • Determine How to Identify the Traces of Tor Browser during Investigation
  • Perform Tor Browser Forensics

Cloud Forensics

  • Understand Cloud Computing Concepts
  • Understand Cloud Forensics
  • Understand Amazon Web Services (AWS) Fundamentals
  • Perform AWS Forensics
  • Understand Microsoft Azure Fundamentals
  • Perform Microsoft Azure Forensics
  • Understand Google Cloud Fundamentals
  • Perform Google Cloud Forensics

Email and Social Media Forensics

  • Understand Email Basics
  • Explain Email Crime Investigation and its Steps
  • Understand U.S. Laws Against Email Crime
  • Explain Social Media Forensics

Mobile Forensics

  • Understand Mobile Device Forensics
  • Understand Android and iOS Architecture, Boot Process, and File Systems
  • Understand Mobile Forensics Process
  • Investigate Cellular Network Data
  • Perform File System Acquisition
  • Understand Phone Locks, Rooting, and Jailbreaking of Mobile Devices
  • Perform Logical Acquisition on Mobile Devices
  • Perform Physical Acquisition on Mobile Devices
  • Perform Android and iOS Forensic Analysis

IoT Forensics

  • Understand IoT Concepts
  • Perform Forensics on IoT Devices

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This is a 5-day class

Price: $3,495.00

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