Prosecutors

Blockchain Tracing: Cryptocurrency Anti-Money Laundering and Financial Investigation Workshop

This webinar on CipherTrace cryptocurrency anti-money laundering and financial investigation provides hands-on instruction on blockchain and blockchain tracing. Attendees will learn a risk-based approach to tracing sources of blockchain funds and de-anonymizing cryptocurrency transactions with cryptocurrency forensic tools. They will develop and hone digital forensic investigation techniques. The course will equip participants with an understanding of cryptocurrency fundamentals and the specific understanding of tracing cryptocurrency transactions. The webinar is designed to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of blockchain forensic investigations by explaining how to best leverage tools and resources to reduce investigation time and improve information yield. CipherTrace provides the infrastructure to enable secure, verifiable, and legal commerce for cryptocurrency markets.

Removing Your Personal Identifying Information

Everyone is at risk for identity theft, online and physical stalking, and harassment. Beyond social media, your public records are for sale, so your home address and assets are easily located through simple online searches. This course provides a thorough description of how and where your data is stored and how to remove it.

Leveraging Partnerships and Avoiding Multiagency Pitfalls

Have you ever wished that everyone was in the same boat as you, and more importantly, rowing in the same direction? Today people live in a global society that consists of various teams and departments working with and against each other. People face individual and institutional challenges that sometimes inhibit their ability to succeed. Investigations today comprise public and private entities, investigators from different departments, attorneys, and others that can impact your investigation or goals. This webinar will teach students the art of leverage and how to maintain, develop, and execute partnerships that will provide long-term success. True success comes when you are able to maintain partnerships and rely on each other for that success. This webinar will provide students with strategies used by some of the most successful Fortune 500 companies. Students will be able to implement these strategies directly to their teams and their investigations. This webinar will give them insight on how to develop relationships and leverage people in order to be more efficient and provide them with lasting success.

DF102 Basic Digital Forensic Analysis: Previewing (May 2019, Georgia)

This course provides the fundamental knowledge and skills necessary to preview the most commonly encountered forms of digital evidence. The course covers Windows-based and macOS-based computers, mobile devices, and removable storage media. In a combination of lecture, discussion, and practical exercises, instructors introduce the previewing process, legal considerations, live previewing, and dead-box previewing. Students gain hands-on experience with free and commercial third-party previewing tools that are in current use by practitioners in the field.

DF201 Intermediate Digital Forensic Analysis: Automated Forensic Tools (May 2019, Delaware)

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. 

FC201 Financial Records Investigative Skills (May 2019)

This course builds on the concepts introduced in "Financial Crime (FC) 101 - Financial Investigations Practical Skills" and "FC 105 - Financial Records Examination and Analysis," introducing investigators and prosecutors to emerging issues in financial crime. Topics include money laundering, analyzing large financial data sets, conducting effective interviews, and managing large amounts of financial evidence. This course consists of a mix of lecture, discussion, and hands-on exercises. Students conduct a mock investigation that includes interviews, data analysis, and the construction of an electronic case file.

DF103 Basic Digital Forensic Analysis: Acquisition (May 2019, Georgia)

This course provides students with the fundamental knowledge and skills required to acquire images in a forensically sound manner from Windows-based and macOS-based computers, as well as mobile devices. Presentations and hands-on practical exercises cover topics including the digital forensic process, hardware and software write blockers, forensic image formats, live imaging, and multiple forensic acquisition methods. Students gain hands-on experience with free and commercial third-party imaging tools that are currently used by practitioners in the field.

CI240 Intermediate Cyber Investigations: Virtual Currency (May 2019, New York)

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 (May 2019, Maryland)

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.

DF201 Intermediate Digital Forensic Analysis: Automated Forensic Tools (May 2019, Florida)

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. 

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