This article seeks to provide an in-depth exploration of the applications of cryptography in the context of cybersecurity. We'll cover a variety of complex and essential topics, including symmetric and asymmetric key cryptography, encryption algorithms, authentication protocols, digital signatures, and key management. In addition, we will examine practical use cases where encryption plays a critical role in mitigating cyberthreats, such as man-in-the-middle attacks, data tampering, and identity theft, and the contradictions with GDPR and LGPD regulations that have angered governments and law enforcement.
Digital forensic investigators use a variety of tools for various aspects of digital forensics, including data recovery, analysis, and reporting. Here is an overview of some of the most useful tools in the field, with links to more information about the tools or to the project pages.
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Both AI technology development and its mainstream use have seen explosive growth in the last couple of years, both for good and for bad. The rise of AI-generated fake images to influence people's perceptions has led us to investigate one tool ( Hive AI Detector ) that may help combat this growing problem and make it easier to identify AI-generated images.
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This article delves into the significance of digital forensic tools tailored for such incidents, providing detailed insights and a comprehensive summary in the form of a table.
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This course provides a crucial skill set in securing AWS environments. In today's digital landscape, understanding digital forensics, incident response, and automation in AWS is essential for safeguarding data and infrastructure. This course offers hands-on experience, making it an invaluable asset for those eager to enhance their cybersecurity expertise and stay ahead in the dynamic field of cloud security.
This course is aimed at presenting an elementary yet comprehensive picture of the field of digital audio forensics, with the implied hope that it will afford the participant useful theoretical and practical knowledge of the field and its various aspects.
"Micro-drone Warfare: Cybersecurity Implications and Countermeasures" is an advanced course designed for digital forensics professionals seeking to understand the cybersecurity challenges posed by the increasing use of micro-drones in modern warfare. The course provides an in-depth exploration of micro-drone technologies, their role in cyber threats, and the countermeasures necessary to mitigate these threats. Learners will delve into the various types and capabilities of micro-drones, their communication and networking technologies, and the associated cybersecurity vulnerabilities. The course covers risk assessment and threat modeling for micro-drone systems, analysis of real-world micro-drone warfare scenarios, and the development of defense strategies against potential cyber attacks. Additionally, the course addresses the legal and policy frameworks governing micro-drone warfare cybersecurity, including ethical considerations, privacy implications, and international regulations. The course is led by Rhonda Johnson, a seasoned educator and Ph.D. student specializing in Cybersecurity. Prior knowledge of computer networks, cybersecurity principles, operating systems, basic electronics, and wireless communication is recommended. The course employs tools such as Drone Simulators and Drone Performance Evaluation Tools for practical learning.
The course is intended for individuals from the IT industry as well as those outside of it who have some knowledge of cybersecurity. Basic concepts of cybersecurity are required. During the course, participants will acquire skills related to: Understanding digital forensics, including its scope, relevance in investigations, and legal and ethical considerations. Concepts of data integrity and its significance in digital forensics. They will learn about various threats to data integrity and techniques for ensuring its preservation throughout the forensic process. Principles of evidence handling, including chain of custody, documentation, and the importance of maintaining the integrity of evidence. Legal and ethical considerations related to digital evidence handling. This includes understanding privacy and confidentiality considerations and the role of expert witness testimony in courtroom presentations. Data acquisition techniques for different types of digital devices. They will learn about disk imaging, integrity verification, and the use of hash functions in maintaining data integrity. Techniques for analyzing and examining digital evidence, including file system analysis, data recovery, reconstruction techniques, and metadata analysis. The course also includes practical application of various tools and technologies used in digital forensics, such as Autopsy, The Sleuth Kit (TSK), Volatility, Plaso, Wireshark, Bulk Extractor, OSForensics, and Autopsy Browser. At the end of the course, a final exam is planned consisting of multiple-choice questions on the concepts and fundamentals arising from the course outcomes, along with practical tasks.