PSP

CI240 Intermediate Cyber Investigations: Virtual Currency (Nov. 2019, Tennessee)

This course provides students with the fundamental knowledge and skills they need to investigate crimes involving virtual currency. Instructors explain foundational concepts like the characteristics of money, virtual currency, and cryptocurrency. Blockchain technology, proof work, and proof of stake are covered, and students learn how industry-leading cryptocurrencies (Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Monero) work and how they differ from each other. Finally, students learn investigative techniques for tracking and documenting transactions and best practices for seizing and securing cryptocurrency.

CI130 Basic Cyber Investigations: Cellular Records Analysis (Nov. 2019, Louisiana)

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.

DF330 Advanced Digital Forensic Analysis: iOS & Android (Sept. 2019, Illinois)

This course provides the advanced skills and knowledge necessary to analyze data on iOS devices (iPod Touch, iPhone, and iPad) and Android devices at an advanced level. Students use forensically sound tools and techniques to analyze potential evidence, employing advanced techniques to uncover evidence potentially missed or misrepresented by commercial forensic tools. Topics include identifying potential threats to data stored on devices, using available acquisition options, accessing locked devices, and understanding the default folder structure. Core skills include analyzing artifacts such as device information, call history, voicemail, messages, web browser history, contacts, and photos. Instruction is provided on developing the "hunt" methodology for analyzing third-party applications not supported by commercial forensic tools.

FC101 Financial Investigations Practical Skills (Oct. 2019, Kansas)

This course provides hands-on investigative training at a basic level. Students develop the practical skills, insight, and knowledge necessary to manage a successful financial investigation from start to finish, including the acquisition and examination of financial records, interview skills, and case management and organization. Additional topics include forgery and embezzlement, financial exploitation of the elderly, working with spreadsheets, financial profiling, and state-specific statutes and legal issues.

DF201 Intermediate Digital Forensic Analysis: Automated Forensic Tools (Oct. 2019, Indiana)

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.

FC101 Financial Investigations Practical Skills (Oct. 2019, Louisiana)

This course provides hands-on investigative training at a basic level. Students develop the practical skills, insight, and knowledge necessary to manage a successful financial investigation from start to finish, including the acquisition and examination of financial records, interview skills, and case management and organization. Additional topics include forgery and embezzlement, financial exploitation of the elderly, working with spreadsheets, financial profiling, and state-specific statutes and legal issues.

CI101 Basic Cyber Investigations: Digital Footprints (Aug 2019, Indiana)

This course introduces learners to the concept of digital footprints and best practices in protecting personally identifiable information (PII). Topics include limiting an individual’s digital footprint, protecting privacy on social media, and the consequences of oversharing personal information, as well as steps to take after becoming a target of doxing.

CI501 Instructor Development Program: Digital Footprints (Aug 2019, Indiana)

This course is part of the National White Collar Crime Center’s (NW3C) train-the-trainer (T3) initiative. T3 is a proven model for increasing training capacity while maintaining quality and program effectiveness, maximizing the number of students who can benefit from in-person training. Students who complete this program are qualified to teach NW3C’s “Basic Cyber Investigations: Digital Footprints” course. The instructor development curriculum covers adult learning principles, presentation skills, and administrative and logistical information new instructors need in order to schedule, deliver, and report on classes under the T3 program. The practicum portion of the agenda gives students the opportunity to teach portions of the “Digital Footprints” curriculum in a workshop environment, receiving and incorporating peer and instructor feedback.

FC111 Financial Crimes Against Seniors Seminar (Sept 2019, Michigan)

This course promotes a multiagency approach to the problem of financial exploitation of senior citizens. Topics include working with senior victims, examining documents like bank records and power of attorney, and using resources for investigation and community awareness. Detailed examination of a case study, from initial complaint to prosecution, reinforces and illustrates the course content. With a dual focus on financial abuse by trusted persons and common scams aimed at seniors, the course introduces senior-specific investigative skills while facilitating networking and cooperation that can extend out of the classroom and into real cases.

On June 3, 2019, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced the addition of 10 counties and cities as National Public Safety Partnership (PSP) sites in continuation of the department’s commitment to reducing violent crime nationwide. PSP provides a framework for federal assistance to state, local, and tribal law enforcement officials and prosecutors in combating violent crime, especially gun crime, drug trafficking, and gang violence.

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