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DF201 Intermediate Digital Forensic Analysis: Automated Forensic Tools (Jan. 19-22, 2021, Virtual)

This course provides students with the fundamental knowledge and skills necessary to perform a limited digital forensic examination, validate hardware and software tools, and effectively use digital forensic suites and specialized tools. The course begins with a detailed review of the digital forensic examination process, including documentation, case management, evidence handling, validation, and virtualization. Students learn to use today's leading commercial and open source digital forensic suites: Magnet Axiom, X-ways Forensic, and Autopsy. Instruction on each suite will include an interface overview, configuration, hashing, file signature analysis, keyword searching, data carving, bookmarking, and report creation.

CI130 Basic Cyber Investigations: Cellular Records Analysis (Jan. 19, 2021, Virtual)

This course is for officers, investigators, and analysts who encounter cell phone evidence that includes information external to the phone. Class concepts include instruction on how to request, read, and analyze call detail records from cellular providers, and how to plot cellular site locations to determine the approximate position of a suspect during a given period. No special hardware or software is required. However, this course focuses heavily on analysis; as such, a strong working knowledge of Microsoft Excel is highly recommended. Students are provided with a free copy of the National White Collar Crime Center's (NW3C) PerpHound tool, which assists in the plotting of call detail record locations.

IA102 Introduction to Link Analysis (Jan. 7, 2021, Virtual)

This course introduces analysts to the broader concepts of connecting the dots through link analysis. A critical portion of conducting a successful analytical investigation is the ability to link together and understand the complexities of the connectedness between people and organizations. Introduction to Link Analysis (ILA) expands on the basic principles of link and association analyses explored in the Foundations of Intelligence Analysis Training (FIAT) while building a framework for more advanced methods such as social network analysis.

DF320 Advanced Digital Forensic Analysis: macOS (Jan. 11, 2021, Virtual)

This course teaches students to identify and collect volatile data, acquire forensically sound images of Apple Macintosh computers, and perform forensic analysis of macOS operating system and application artifacts. Students gain hands-on experience scripting and using automated tools to conduct a simulated live triage, and use multiple methods to acquire forensically sound images of Apple Macintosh computers. Topics include how the macOS default file system stores data, what happens when files are sent to the macOS Trash, where operating system and application artifacts are stored, and how they can be analyzed. Forensic artifacts covered include password recovery, recently opened files and applications, encryption handling, Mail, Safari, Messages, FaceTime, Photos, Chrome, and Firefox.

Webinar - Shadow Economy 101

Communities are under siege by crimes for profit. When criminals make money (regardless of method: fraud, human trafficking, drugs, counterfeit or stolen goods, cargo, identity theft, or organized retail theft), they create a shadow economy. This illicit activity competes with and erodes the economic stability of our communities. Unique research into the economic impact of the shadow economy reveals the critical need to support skilled, targeted investigations and effective prosecution. Unfortunately, there are ever-increasing efforts to decriminalize non-violent crimes. These policies are fueling the unprecedented growth of the shadow economy. In order to defend communities from this threat, investigators will require a counter-narrative to illustrate how these policies are generating more crime, propagating violence, and ultimately leading to urban decay.

SAMHSA’s GAINS Center for Behavioral Health and Justice Transformation, which is run through Policy Research Associates, Inc. (PRA), is convening four topical Communities of Practice (CoPs) to work intensively with select communities on the following topics:

The National Public Safety Partnership (PSP), established in 2017, provides federal support through the U.S. Department of Justice to tribal, state, and local law enforcement and prosecutors to help reduce violent crime. PSP sites participate in a three-year program and receive tailored support and training and technical assistance opportunities. PSP recently released their annual report highlighting 21 sites participating in the program, 5 of which graduated from the program and 10 of which were added to the program in 2019.

As part of National Native American Heritage month, we’re highlighting the work of the Tribal Law and Policy Institute (TLPI), who provides training and technical assistance to tribal communities. One of their grant programs, under the Bureau of Justice Assistance, is to provide training and technical assistance to Tribal Healing to Wellness (Drug) Courts.

The Institute for Intergovernmental Research, with support from the Bureau of Justice Assistance, issued a solicitation to support state, local, and tribal governments in buying equipment necessary for drug take backs and disposals of unused drugs from law enforcement, first responders, and/or citizens. To complement National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, this funding opportunity allows communities to expand this initiative all year round.

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