The digital transformation of society is affecting crime, criminals and criminal investigation. The Digital Forensics & Cyber Investigation (DFCI) continuing education program at BFH was created to address new education demands for skilled digital forensic and cyber investigators. The CAS Digital Forensics Fundamentals provides you with the fundamental knowledge needed to understand cyber criminal activity, conduct cyber investigations, and collect digital forensic evidence.
Crime scenes are also changing. With the growth of cybercrime, crime scenes are becoming virtual, global, and multi-jurisdictional. Investigating a trans-national cyber crime scene requires investigative tools to remotely gather information, and also collaboration between entities in both the public and private sectors.
Modern physical crime scenes have a comprehensive set of digital evidence sources. In addition to PCs and notebooks, digital evidence traces can be found in mobiles, IoT devices, automobiles, smart control systems, data stored with cloud providers, and distributed on servers across the Internet. With the increase in digital and online payment systems, financial transactions are also becoming an important digital evidence source, especially in financially motivated crimes.
Bruce Nikkel CAS supervisor
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