Communications between persons of interest can now be facilitated in many more ways other than just traditional telephony and SMS messaging. In the last decade, with the advent of the smart phone, the variety of communication methods available has exponentially increased. The opportunities offered by wider digital forensics are increasingly important and when examined and interpreted can be a surprisingly rich source of data.
This course has been designed to provide a deeper understanding of the digital world and its component parts through an understanding of its architecture and the foundations of cyber, such as IP addressing, domain names, MAC addresses and their randomisation. Instruction is also given on smart devices, mobile applications, Wi-Fi and a high-level overview of router examinations.
The theory is supported by a scenario-based exercise that offer practical experience of the concepts and techniques required to interpret wider digital formats in order alongside call detail records (CDRs) to exploit investigative leads.