Instructor for this course
more

Network forensics - defined as the investigation of network traffic patterns and data captured in transit between computing devices - can provide insight into the source and extent of an attack. It is used in forensic accounting and with the expansion of information technology it has become a growing field.

Network forensics is a relatively new field of forensic science. Computing has become network-centric. Data is now available outside of disk-based digital evidence. Network forensics can be performed as a standalone investigation or alongside a computer forensics analysis. When used alongside a computer forensic analysis it is used to reveal links between digital devices or reconstruct how a crime was committed.

Network investigations deal with volatile and dynamic information and is a sub-branch of digital forensics. It relates to the monitoring and analysis of computer network traffic for information gathering, legal evidence, or intrusion detection.

This course is a complement to our other courses in the series on becoming a forensic accountant.

Learning Objectives

  • Explore the basics of network forensic analysis.
  • Discover and examine how web protocols impact network forensic analysis.
  • Explore and examine how file transfer protocols impact network forensic analysis.
  • Identify and understand encrypted traffic analysis.
  • Explore wireless forensics.
  • Explore mobile forensics.
  • Identify and understand network analysis tools.
Last updated/reviewed: May 11, 2022

Included In Certifications

This course is included in the following Certification Programs:

9 CoursesBecoming a Forensic Accountant Certification

  1. Introduction to Forensic Accounting
  2. Preparing to be a Forensic Accountant: Focus on Document Review and Handwriting Analysis
  3. Forensic and Fraud Interviewing Skills and Techniques
  4. Preparing to be a Forensic Accountant: Focus Digital Forensics
  5. Preparing to be a Forensic Accountant: Focus on Computer Forensics - Part 1
  6. Preparing to be a Forensic Accountant: Focus on Computer Forensics (Cryptology) - Part 2
  7. Preparing to be a Forensic Accountant: Focus on Computer Forensics (Steganography) Part 3
  8. Preparing to be a Forensic Accountant: Focus on Network Forensics
  9. Preparing to be a Forensic Accountant: Cloud Forensics

2 Reviews (2 ratings)Reviews

5
Member's Profile
This course was a challenge - lots of new terms and information about topics involving IT and new technology. I came away with a very broad overview of the topic, which is what the lecturer intended.
5
Anonymous Author
Here is another great session from Lynn. I found it to be a little more technical but in line with all the session with word "forensic" in the titles.

Prerequisites

Course Complexity: Foundational

No advanced preparation or prerequisites are required for this course.

Education Provider Information

Company:
Illumeo, Inc., 75 East Santa Clara St., Suite 1215, San Jose, CA 95113
Contact:
For more information regarding this course, including complaint and cancellation policies, please contact our offices at (408) 400- 3993 or send an e-mail to .
Course Syllabus
INTRODUCTION AND OVERVIEW
  5:37Introduction to Preparing to be a Forensic Accountant: Focus on Network Forensics
  10:37Appendix - Terms
  21:35Network Forensics Analysis
  13:19Web and File Transfer Protocols
  8:50Encrypted Traffic Analysis and Mobile Analysis
  8:43Tools and Summary
CONTINUOUS PLAY
  1:08:41Preparing to be a Forensic Accountant: Focus on Network Forensics
SUPPORTING MATERIAL
  PDFSlides: Preparing to be a Forensic Accountant: Focus on Network Forensics
  PDFPreparing to be a Forensic Accountant: Focus on Network Forensics Glossary/ Index
REVIEW AND TEST
  quizREVIEW QUESTIONS
 examFINAL EXAM