BlackBag Technologies Is Excited To Announce EFT Courses In Fall 2016

In addition to software, BlackBag also develops and delivers expert forensic training and certification programs, designed to meet the needs of law enforcement, military and private sector examiners. Taught by an elite team with considerable law enforcement and digital forensics experience, the courses are tailored to address realistic, multi-platform scenarios simulating the daily challenges of digital evidence.

In August and September, we will be holding an Essential Forensic Techniques I and Essential Forensic Techniques II (EFT I & II) at our headquarters in San Jose, CA. In October we will be holding an EFT I in Waterloo, Ontario and an EFT II in Mississauga, Ontario in Canada. Plus many more in the United Kingdom and the Netherlands!Essential Forensic Techniques I & II

EFT I is the perfect way to quickly and effectively learn how to navigate the most important Mac, iPhone, iPad and PC device areas. For years, BlackBag has remained a highly reliable, go-to resource when detectives and investigators need advice regarding what to do with seized digital devices, in terms of both acquiring and analyzing evidence. The BlackBag team consistently remains abreast of the latest developments and techniques in digital forensics, and their research and experience with real-world cases act as the framework for the training courses. As a result, the example scenarios discussed in the classroom are driven by relevant data and realistic challenges. In short, BlackBag’s instructors will use their wealth of knowledge and firsthand experience with forensic examinations to help students learn all the tips and tricks needed to successfully complete their work.This course will guide students through all the pertinent forensic strategies for finding key data within Mac OS X, iPhone, iPad, and Windows operating systems, all while looking directly at case data.

EFT II will delve into more complex concepts, including the specific data points found within any iOS, Windows and/or Mac OS X analysis. Operating systems and file systems leave complex artifacts in both active and unallocated space, all of which will this course covers in detail. It is because BlackBag’s instructors remain in contact with investigators from both the law enforcement and corporate environments that the data used in classes is current and relevant. With continued hands-on learning and realistic scenarios, BlackBag’s instructors will guide students through methods of discovery for new application data, analysis of known data, and best reporting practices. As with the EFT I course, BlackBag’s team of instructors will use their extensive knowledge and experience to address practical, significant casework challenges facing investigators today.

To find out more information on all of BlackBag’s training courses, to locate available courses, or to register for a course, please visit BlackBag Training Courses.


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About the Company

BlackBag Technologies is a developer of innovative forensic acquisition, triage, and analysis software for Windows, Android, iPhone/iPad, and Mac OS X devices. We strive to reveal the truth in data in order to create a safer world. The company’s flagship product, BlackLight, has been adopted worldwide by many digital forensics examiners as a primary analysis tool. Mobilyze, BlackBag’s groundbreaking mobile device triage tool, empowers virtually all law enforcement personnel, with or without specialized experience, to capably triage and report on data from smartphones.

To learn more about BlackBag’s software and training, please contact us at 855-844-8890, or visit us at blackbagtech.com.

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27:30 – ISO standards
30:00 – MSAB’s pipeline plans
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