Managing a Digital Forensics Lab

The IACIS Managing a Digital Forensics Laboratory (MDFL) Training Program is a 16-hour course of instruction designed to provide supervisors, managers and executives with the best practices in digital forensics laboratory operation.

The course is designed for supervisors or managers that have the responsibility to supervise a digital forensics unit or laboratory. Topics include training and certification of examiners, case and evidence management, and development of policies and procedures. The pros and cons of accreditation from organizations such as the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors (ASCLD) and compliance with standards such as ISO 17025 will be discussed.

Topics include but are not limited to:

  • What is Digital Forensics?
  • Types of digital forensics exams.
  • Conducting examinations of digital evidence.
  • Training and certification of examiners
  • Case and evidence management
  • Development of laboratory policies and procedures
  • Funding a digital forensic lab
  • Competency and proficiency testing
  • Peer Review
  • Equipment validation and verification
  • Pros and cons of lab accreditation from organizations such as the American Society of Crime Lab Directors (ASCLD) and compliance with standards, such as ISO 17025, will be discussed.

***Additionally, for those taking this course, the Preparing for Lab Accreditation Course (PLA)is now offered the Monday-Thursday of week 2, allowing for students to combine both courses into a full week.***

WHEN: 2021 Dates Coming Soon

COST: $50 US Dollars

COURSE NOTES:

Please read the following notes regarding this class:

  1. Classes begin at 8:00 AM ET and conclude at 5:00 PM ET, each day, with a one hour lunch break. Classes will end at 4:00 PM ET on the last day of class. Please do not arrange for departing flights prior to 7:00 PM ET to allow time for travel to the airport and any security clearances.
  2. The dress code for the conference is business casual (collared shirts and slacks).The wearing of shorts, flip flops, tank tops, etc. is not allowed in the classroom. Personal computers are not permitted in the classroom. Students are required to attend all classes to successfully complete the program. Students who fail to meet the attendance requirements will not be issued a certificate at the conclusion of the program.

HOTEL BOOKING:

The 2021 course will be taught at the Caribe Royale Hotel, 8101 World Center Drive, Orlando, Florida 32821 (USA).  This hotel is close to the Orlando International Airport, has a large pool, spacious workout facility and is very close to Disney World and Universal Studios.

CANCELLATION INFO:

If IACIS is unable to hold their 2021 Orlando training event, then all students who have registered and paid, will have the option of a full refund or a reserved seat at the 2022 training event.  IACIS is not responsible for any outside expenses (e.g. travel and accommodation) in the event of the training event being cancelled.  Anyone who paid for training will receive complementary membership through the year that their training takes place.