Cyber Security Training for Law Enforcement Agencies
Combating Cybercrime in the Modern Era
The emerging threat of cybercrime poses unique challenges for law enforcement agencies throughout the United States. Although different methodologically from traditional crimes such as robbery or fraud, the realization that computer-based crimes have severe impacts in the tangible world is starting to dominate public consciousness. The threats posed by criminals in the digital space is increasing exponentially, and citizens will increasingly turn to law enforcement agencies when they are victimized. Phase2 Advantage wants to ensure these agencies can respond to these calls and are prepared to protect the vulnerable members of society who are victimized.
Elevated public awareness has resulted in increased funding for law enforcement agencies to engage the threat of cybercrime. Although encouraging, the lack of available training programs for local and state agencies has the potential to create barriers. We are responding by providing training programs for these agencies, removing the barriers, and proving the needed capabilities to address this threat.
Critical Courses for Law Enforcement
All cyber certification courses offered by Phase2 Advantage provide a high level of value for students. However, three specific courses are particularly relevant to Law Enforcement Agencies, as they directly support their mission to identify, investigate, and prosecute cybercrime in their jurisdictions. The full course descriptions are listed below.
Certified Network Forensic Analysis Manager
The Certified Network Forensic Analysis Manager certification course was originally developed for the U.S. government, and has now been made available to city, county, and state law enforcement agencies. Civilian personnel outside the law enforcement community are also authorized to attend on a case-by-case basis.
This comprehensive course brings incident response and network forensic core competencies to advanced levels by presenting students with 12 detailed learning objectives. Students will be provided with both experiential knowledge and practical skills that simulate real-world scenarios, investigations, and recovery of evidentiary data in systems and networks. With a specific focus on the centralizing and investigating of logging systems and network devices, students will cover topics such as: Incident Response Management; Live Data Collection; Analysis Methodology; Malware Triage; and, practical lab exercises utilizing the Wireshark packet capturing tool for network investigations.
Certified Darknet Intelligence Collection Manager
As sensitive personal and financial data continue to be targeted in sophisticated compromises, the emergence of Darknet markets has provided malicious actors with a safe haven for conducting illegal transactions. The ability to locate stolen data, maintain anonymity, collect evidence, and identify malicious actors is crucial to Threat Intelligence programs.
The Certified Darknet Intelligence Collection Manager certification course brings Intelligence Collection core competencies to advanced levels by presenting students with 16 detailed learning objectives. Students will be provided with the knowledge and the practical skills needed to navigate and investigate the Darknet’s markets, communities, and forums. With a specific focus on intelligence collection and the use of crypto-currencies, students will cover topics such as Tor Websites and Hidden Services, Darknet Markets and Services, Digital Money and E-Wallets, and Fundamentals of Blockchain Technology. Practical lab exercises cover a variety of topics relevant to Darknet investigations.
Certified Cyber Incident Response Manager
As organizations continue to rely on expanding infrastructure in an increasingly hostile threat landscape, the escalation of incidents involving malicious actors poses critical risks to information systems and networks. The ability to identify threats, respond to incidents, restore systems, and enhance security postures is vital to the survival of the operation.
The Certified Cyber Incident Response Manager certification course brings Incident Response core competencies to advanced levels by presenting students with 16 detailed learning objectives. Students will be provided with the knowledge and the practical skills needed to investigate and respond to network and system incidents. With a specific focus on the identification and remediation of incidents involving host and network devices, students will cover topics such as Threat Intelligence Collection, Investigative Techniques, Creating Playbooks, and Malware Triage. Practical lab exercises utilize Wireshark, a packet capturing tool used in real-world investigations.
Advocacy for Law Enforcement Agencies
The founder of Phase2 Advantage, Michael I. Kaplan, has developed training initiatives specifically designated for the law enforcement community. Why? After serving honorably in the armed forces, Michael was recruited into an International Fugitive Task force based in Miami, Florida. He supervised a team of investigators with regional responsibility in the Caribbean and Latin America, tasked with the mission of serving UFAP (Unlawful Flight to Avoid Prosecution) warrants. Michael also served as a course instructor for investigative methodologies and forensic document analysis. A few of Michael’s Federal Letters of Reference have been provided below. Click on the thumbnail graphic to view a full size image of the reference document.
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