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Reviews

2017


2017

Windows OS Training From AccessData

Reviewed by Scar de Courcier, Forensic Focus

From the 6th-8th of December 2016, AccessData ran a Windows course in a training centre overlooking Trafalgar Square in London, UK. The aim of the course was to familiarise forensic investigators with the Windows operating system and give an in-depth understanding of its potential for analysis in digital forensic investigations.

The course was open to all levels, from those who had never conducted an investigation to those who were more familiar with digital forensic techniques. Some level of familiarity with AccessData’s products was assumed, although everything was explained in great detail throughout the course, making it accessible for those who were just starting out as well.   more ...

2017

Windows 10 Live Online Training From AccessData

Reviewed by Scar de Courcier, Forensic Focus

From the 1st to the 3rd of November 2016, AccessData ran a live online training course to help forensic investigators understand the specific challenges presented by Windows 10, and how they can be overcome.

The course was aimed at people who already had a level of familiarity with both forensic investigation generally and with AccessData’s products, and took participants through all aspects of investigating a Windows 10 system.   more ...

2017

Practical Forensic Imaging

Practical Forensic Imaging
by Bruce Nikkel

Reviewed by Scar de Courcier, Forensic Focus


Any book that begins with a foreword by Eoghan Casey is almost guaranteed to be a vital and immensely useful read in the field of digital forensics, and Practical Forensic Imaging is no exception.

The need to securely preserve digital evidence is of the utmost importance to any investigator, particularly in criminal cases where findings may need to be upheld in a courtroom situation. Despite the huge impact of this subject matter, however, there have been precious few books on the topic to date. Luckily, Practical Forensic Imaging steps in now to fill the gap.   more ...

2016


2016

Advanced FTK Training From AccessData

Reviewed by Azeem - Cyber Security Professional

At the end of the three-day, instructor-led AccessData Advanced FTK (Forensic Toolkit) class, students have been exposed to and trained in the effective use of advanced analysis with FTK, FTK Imager, Password Recovery Toolkit (PRTK), and Registry Viewer. Prior to enrolling in this course, all students should have gone through either AccessData’s BootCamp training or possess a few years of hands-on work experience with FTK software. In my opinion, by meeting these requirements, students will be best prepared to take advantage of everything that the course has to offer, which is sizable.

For a few years, I had been using FTK without any formal training. I had managed to work my way through the fundamentals on my own, but I always sensed that there was much on which I was missing out. Little did I know that the breadth of these tools was passing me by completely.   more ...

2016

Oxygen Forensic Detective From Oxygen Forensics

Reviewed by K. Gus Dimitrelos CEO – Cyber Forensics 360

Opening the Oxygen Forensic Detective Dongle packaging I did not expect my forensics world of 20 years and counting to change so quickly. As a retired Secret Service agent, I began forensics in the dark ages of 1996 and would never have forecasted the growth of the mobile device market or their involvement or use in criminal enterprise. The importance of connecting device extracted data, event timelines, and linked communications with the associated web, social and cloud artifacts has re-defined the role of examiners and detectives. Welcome to the future and the new baseline of mobile device and data forensics. Oxygen Forensic Detective moved the line across from the typical data-dump style result to a more analytical and fully functioning Swiss cyber knife.   more ...