(ISC)²® Announces Specialized Training Program for Certified Cyber Forensics Professional (CCFPSM) Credential

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Education seminar and credential clinics prepare future class of worldwide forensics professionals.

(ISC)²® (“ISC-squared”), the world’s largest information security professional body and administrators of the CISSP®, today announced a specialized education program in accordance with its recently released Certified Cyber Forensics Professional (CCFP) credential. This five-day, high-intensity course uses the latest tools and techniques in a live, hands-on laboratory environment that allows students to conduct a simulated cyber investigation.

During the CCFP five-day training course, students will learn through a series of instructor lecture and demonstrations, virtual lab exercises, and practicum assessments. The lab exercises will include computer forensics using commercial tools, network forensics, and Internet forensics. Such areas as email, applications, forensic timelines, social media, and mobile devices will be addressed in addition to the traditional computer forensics examinations.

Leading the course are (ISC)² authorized instructors who specialize in cyber forensics in law enforcement, academia, government service and the private sector. Instructors will utilize the various learning techniques during the first four days to cover each element of the CCFP common body of knowledge (CBK®):

  •     Legal and Ethical Principles
  •     Investigations
  •     Forensic Science
  •     Digital Forensics
  •     Application Forensics
  •     Hybrid and Emerging Technologies

The last day will include a cumulative, hands-on lab activity in which students will simulate a complete forensic analysis and prepare an investigation report. The elements of the exercise will address each of the topic areas studied in the previous days.

“In addition to the new forensics credential, we are confident this hands-on course will become a critical tool in the arsenal of digital forensics professionals of today and tomorrow,” said W. Hord Tipton, CISSP-ISSEP, CAP, CISA, executive director of (ISC)2. “With its unique laboratory environment, the course will help digital forensics professionals easily translate their training into real world scenarios.”

(ISC)² will host its first CCFP Classroom-based Training courses on August 26th and Live OnLine (LOL) seminars on September 2nd. Candidates can register now at https://www.isc2.org/ccfp-training/default.aspx. (ISC)²’s third annual Security Congress in Chicago, IL this September will also feature a free CCFP credential clinic for current and aspiring digital forensics professionals on Monday, September 23rd from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. and a two-day training seminar on digital forensics September 22nd and 23rd from 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. To register, please visit https://congress.isc2.org/registration-and-pricing.

About (ISC)²
(ISC)² is the largest not-for-profit membership body of certified information and software security professionals worldwide, with over 90,000 members in more than 135 countries. Globally recognized as the Gold Standard, (ISC)² issues the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSPÒ) and related concentrations, as well as the Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLPÒ), the Certified Cyber Forensics Professional (CCFPSM), Certified Authorization Professional (CAPÒ), and Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCPÒ) credentials to qualifying candidates. (ISC)²’s certifications are among the first information technology credentials to meet the stringent requirements of ISO/IEC Standard 17024, a global benchmark for assessing and certifying personnel. (ISC)² also offers education programs and services based on its CBK®, a compendium of information and software security topics. More information is available at http://www.isc2.org.

About Certified Cyber Forensics Professional (CCFP) Credential
The CCFP credential indicates expertise in forensics techniques and procedures, standards of practice, and legal and ethical principles to assure accurate, complete and reliable digital evidence admissible to a court of law. It also indicates the ability to apply forensics to other information security disciplines, such as e-discovery, malware analysis, or incident response. In other words, the CCFP is an objective measure of excellence valued by courts and employers alike. More information is available at http://www.isc2.org/CCFP.

© 2013, (ISC)² Inc., (ISC)², CISSP, ISSAP, ISSMP, ISSEP, CSSLP, CAP, SSCP and CBK are registered marks, and the CCFP is a service mark, of (ISC)2, Inc.

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