We have covered top 3 free cybersecurity courses earlier and now we will move on to another sub-field of Information Security which is Digital Forensics. This field encompasses all techniques which can be used to recover information from electronic devices as well as investigation of these devices to find the culprit of a crime. The officers sitting at FIA and other cybercrime investigation agencies use the same techniques so if you want a career there, you should explore the courses given below:
Become A Computer Forensics Expert – Udemy
This course on Udemy is intended for those who have some basic familiarity with Linux and network protocols. You will learn about disk imaging and how evidence is extracted using a Forensic Toolkit (FTK) as well as creating a disk image on Linux. It spans 8 lectures and can be completed in just 2 hours.
Computer and Hacking Forensics – Cybrary
This is a pretty extensive course which also includes hacking devices for information retrieval. It will teach you about md5 checksums as well as other md5 libraries and different programs such as PC Inspector File Recovery Lab which can be used to recover data from a formatted drive and so forth. The course spans over 7 hours so you can buckle up because it will teach you almost everything you need to know about computer forensics.
Digital Forensics – ITMasters
This course spans over 5 weeks and will get you a certification in Digital Forensics if you score at least 50% or above in course assessments. The course will tell you about the role of a Digital Forensics investigator and how to use acquisition tools and data hiding techniques. You will also learn about mobile acquisition techniques which are a pretty interesting topic nowadays since most of the info is available on our smartphones.