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NCFI: Digital Evidence for Prosecutors
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The National Computer Forensics Institute (NCFI) is a partnership between the United States Secret Service, Department of Homeland Security, and the Alabama District Attorney’s Association to train state and local law enforcement, prosecutors and judges in the areas of computer forensics and digital evidence. The courses are taught at the NCFI facility in Hoover, Alabama and are offered at no cost to the participant. Deadline for application submission is November 26, 2018.

11/18/2019 to 11/22/2019
When: November 18-22, 2019
Where: National Computer Forensics Institute
2020 Valleydale Road, Suite 209
Hoover, Alabama  35244
United States
Contact: Barry Page, Deputy Director National Computer Forensics Institute

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There is a digital component to nearly every crime. Today's prosecutor must have a firm understanding of how to investigate crimes involving technology, and present digital evidence from computers, mobile devices, the cloud, and other sources in court. DEP is a five-day course taught by nationally recognized instructors that provides every attendee with the requisite skills using a combination of lecture and practical exercises. One hour of ethics instruction will be included.

Who Should Attend this Course:

This course has been specifically designed for state and local prosecutors who handle criminal cases, and have a basic level of understanding of digital evidence and its forensic process. 
During this course, you will learn:

  • Introduction to Cyber Crime and Computer Forensics
  • Computer Hardware
  • Operating Systems and their Respective Forensic Artifacts
  • Data Concepts
  • Search and Seizure of Digital Evidence
  • Writing Search Warrants
  • ECPA and the Collection of Digital Evidence from Third Party Providers
  • The Forensic Process
  • Tracing IP Addresses
  • Reading Forensic Examination Reports
  • Computer Crimes
  • Preparing the Computer Forensic Examiner to Testify
  • Admitting Evidence at Trial
  • Presenting the Computer Forensics Examiner
  • Jury Selection
  • Suppression Issues

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