Digital Forensics: The Big Picture

Digital devices are everywhere, along with digital crime and the corresponding evidence. This course will teach you all about this field and give you the foundational knowledge needed to make informed decisions about your digital future.
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Rating
(19)
Level
Beginner
Updated
Jan 9, 2018
Duration
1h 13m
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Description
Course info
Rating
(19)
Level
Beginner
Updated
Jan 9, 2018
Duration
1h 13m
Description

At the core of solving a crime in today’s digital world is a thorough knowledge of digital forensics. In this course, Digital Forensics: The Big Picture, you'll learn the ins and outs of this evolving field. First, you'll begin by diving into the various branches of digital forensics. Next, you'll explore the laws and governance surrounding the field. Finally, you'll develop an understanding of the careers in digital forensics and the employment expectations within it. When you’re finished with this course, you'll have a foundational knowledge of digital forensics that will help you not only understand this field better, but also understand your responsibility with digital devices.

About the author
About the author

Joe is a Network Consulting Engineer and has worked in the IT industry since 2010. He has experience in teaching and mentoring IT professionals in both DoD environments and in the civilian sector, in both the networking and IT security fields.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi everyone. My name is Joe Abraham, and welcome to my course, Digital Forensics: The Big Picture. I am an IT security professional and consulting engineer with over 8 years of experience in networking and security. Digital forensics is seen throughout the world today in many industries and can have a large effect on you and your organization. It is growing very rapidly, and everyone should be aware of the impacts it could have on them. In this course, we are going to take you on a journey in digital forensics and talk about some of your devices along the way. Some of the major topics that we will cover will include the five branches of digital forensics; policies, standards, and laws; employment expectations; and how it fits into the world today. By the end of this course, you'll know all about this evolving field and the various uses of it. Before beginning this course, you should be familiar with some digital devices and have a desire to learn. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn digital forensics with the Digital Forensics: The Big Picture course, at Pluralsight.

Introduction to Digital Forensics
Hello, and welcome to Digital Forensics - The Big Picture. I'm Joe, and I will be telling you all about this field from a high-level perspective. Today, digital forensics is being used everywhere. It can impact every single job that uses digital devices, which is most jobs these days. Working in the IT industry especially opens you up to experiencing digital forensics, as you may have to assist or be the lead on a forensic investigation. To prepare you for the discussion about digital forensics, you must first understand what forensic science is. As you're looking at the definition on the slide, how does this affect you? What pieces of it can impact your everyday life? Prior to the 1978 Florida Computer Crimes Act, computer crimes were typically handled by existing laws. This set of laws was the first that went after computer crimes and sparked the need for the new field of forensic science known as digital forensics. The knowledge provided in this course will answer the burning questions that you have in your mind about digital forensics and what it is.

Moving Forward with Digital Forensics
Hello, and welcome back to Digital Forensics: The Big Picture. My name is Joe, and this module is going to be all about the big picture. As you've gone through the previous modules in this course, you learned what digital forensics was. You learned about the branches of it, about the laws and governance of it, about the various industries that it is found in. You also got to explore some of the roles that you may see or may experience within digital forensics. I hope that your questions have already been answered about the topic of digital forensics, but if not, let's see if we can make that happen. During this module, we are going to put it all together. We're going to build upon the knowledge from the other modules within this course so we can truly understand the overall picture of digital forensics. Before we do that, we are going to review some of the things that we've learned so far. We'll talk about the branches of digital forensics. We will talk about and review how laws, standards, and policies tie into the picture. We will then go over the industries and roles a little bit. After all of that review is done at a high level, we will then tie them together and figure out two things. First, why is it important, and second, what exactly is this digital forensics thing anyway? So let's get started with the review.