FTK Imager Introduction [FREE COURSE CONTENT]

FTK Imager is a must-have tool for any forensics investigator worth their salt. It's versatile and useful in handling evidence from a wide range of cases, as evidenced below - this particular introduction comes from our Drone Forensics course! If you're interested in learning more about drone-specific tools and use cases, make sure to join the workshop! 

This course has been built through first-hand law enforcement experience, supported by academic research. The workshop will involve a UAV investigation from start to finish, building your confidence and knowledge in this field of digital forensics.

Small UAVs have increased in popularity significantly in recent years, but with this increase in availability, affordability and ease of use a nefarious underworld has formed. UAVs have provided the criminal element with a new tool to their arsenal and it is up to forensic examiners to see what data can be extracted.

What will you learn about? 

  • You will learn what a UAV, UAS and drone are and what their key components consist of.
  • During this course you will learn what criminal activities can and/or have been completed through the use of a UAV.
  • Students will be taught guidelines and framework necessary to cover scene first responders, seizure advice and forensic examination structure.
  • Students will be guided through a fictional UAV examination (Start to finish), which will cover the extraction and interpretation of data.

What tools will you use?

  • FTK Imager
  • DatCon
  • Yuneec Log Reader
  • Google Maps

About your instructor: Alan Roder

I have been a Police Officer in the United Kingdom since 2008 and have worked on investigation teams and as a Digital Media Investigator; I currently work within the Digital Forensics Unit as a Forensic Officer analysing digital devices such as computers, storage mediums and UAVs.

I graduated from the University College Dublin with a Master of Science degree in Computer Forensics and Cybercrime Investigation.  I co-authored my first paper in 2018 entitled ‘Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Forensic Investigation Process: DJI Phantom 3 Drone as a Case Study’.  In 2019 I co-authored a follow-up paper entitled Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) Threat Analysis and a Routine Activity Theory Based Mitigation Approach.

I am currently continuing my research and development in regards to UAV Forensics.

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April 15, 2020
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