Magnet Forensics

AX250 CIL - AXIOM ADVANCED COMPUTER FORENSICS (Classroom Instructor-Led)

Advanced Computer Forensics (AX250) is an expert-level course, designed for participants who are familiar with the principles of digital forensics and who are seeking to leverage Magnet AXIOM to increase their ability to investigate complex crimes utilizing AXIOM and complementary third-party tools. At the conclusion of this 4-day training course, participants will have the knowledge and skills they need to track computer access and file usage, utilizing Magnet AXIOM to explore the evidence in greater depth by learning about the newest sign-on technologies such as pin password, Windows Hello, picture password, fingerprint recognition, and Facial recognition. In this course a deeper understanding of investigating Windows computers will be provided by searching through artifacts like Windows Notification, Windows System Resource Utilization, Windows Error Reporting (WER) Logs, Event Logs (EVT), Event Tracing Logs (ETL), as well as a breakdown of the taskbar and whether an artifact was system pinned or user pinned to it. Also investigating EMDMgmt, to dig deep into tracking drives attached to the windows OS that may leave traces nowhere else. Investigating AppCompatFlags and AMCACHE, to determine executable files which were previously executed on the system but no longer exist. Tracking file and folder location on profiles based on information recovered from Shellbags. Maximizing the data from Prefetch files, Jumplists, and Recent Docs to correlate the data recovered from the previously artifacts. This course also takes a look at collecting RAM images and parsing those images for actionable intelligence in support of the investigation. Using Passware and the AXIOM Wordlist Generator to crack iTunes backups and Windows passwords from information in the Image of the suspect Hard Disk Drive including the most up to date versions of that software. Finally, participants of this course will investigate Google Drive, Modern Apps (Windows Store Apps), UsnJrnl and an in-depth look at File history and the extensible Database files tracking it.

Because AX250 is an expert-level course, it is recommended that students first complete Magnet AXIOM Examinations (AX200). AX200 will provide a thorough understanding of AXIOM that will help students focus on the mobile part of investigations in AX250. Click here to find out more about AX200.

 

OBJECTIVES OF MAGNET  ADVANCED COMPUTER FORENSICS

  • Course Scenario and overview of Windows 10 artifacts of sign in technologies, such as pin password, Windows hello, picture password, fingerprint recognition, and facial recognition and how those technologies affect the forensic community
  • Focus on utilizing not so well know registry locations to track volume serial numbers of volumes being accessed by the Windows Operating System and what files on those volumes were accessed
  • Investigate the Program Compatibility Assistant of the Windows Operating System to track software and the usage of executables on the suspect system regardless if it has since been removed
  • Interrogate Shelbags to give participants an understanding of what Shellbags are and how they can be used in an investigation to determine the if a file or path was accessed by a specific user
  • Examine prefetch files to track the use of encrypted containers as well as a wiping utility, you may or may not know is built into Windows in a much more in-depth view. Determine the secrets prefetch files may hold as well as how Windows stores and deletes them to ensure when they testify they are doing so with knowledge and confidence
  • Understanding Jumplists is just the beginning, being able to utilize the data provided to correlate information about previously existing drives and the files located on them which are no longer part of the system
  • Using Recent Docs to correlate data with the data from the previous lessons to continuously track key pieces of information across the system and see how and possibly when and where that data was accessed
  • Discuss the collection of RAM and where and why it is important. Besides collecting this lesson also goes into the basics of RAM examination using volatility and AXIOM for carving Artifacts
  • Determining when the first and last time data was shared with other devices via Sync technology as well as how settings of one Windows system can be shared with other Windows systems including live Wi-Fi profiles and deleted profiles
  • Refresher on IOS backups and use of the AXIOM Wordlist generator (AWG) and Passware to gain entry to the IOS backup and obtain the password. The password will then be used to gain access to the keychain data containing additional passwords
  • Utilization of AXIOM, the AXIOM Wordlist Generator, and a combination of software to extract the Windows 10 password from the Sam hive using the algorithm stored in the System hive and the possible uses of those passwords
  • Interrogation of Backup and Sync artifacts which will be used to investigate uploading and downloading of files to a specific computer system
  • Investigate File History, which is a Windows 10 program which regularly backs up versions of files in the Documents, Music, Pictures, Videos, and Desktop folders and the OneDrive files available offline on a PC
  • Investigating Modern Apps, participants will gain an understanding that internet history and cache for Modern Apps are not stored in the usual locations where an examiner would expect and the recovery of those artifacts
  • Examine USN journal, which is a log of changes to files on an NTFS volume. Such changes can for instance be the creation, deletion or modification of files or directories. Participants will learn how to investigate the USNJrnl to retrieve forensic Artifacts in support of their Examination
  • A final scenario-based practical exercise which represents a cumulative review of the exercises conducted in each of the individual modules of this course
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Advanced Computer Forensics - AX250 (Classroom Instructor-Led)

29Mar AX250 Nashville, TN - March 29 - April 1, 2019
  • Mar 29 9:00 AM to Mar 29 5:00 PM ((UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada))
    Location: 623 Union Street, Nashville, Tennessee 37219 USA
    Instructor: Christopher Vance
    Instructor: Jamey Tubbs
  • Mar 30 9:00 AM to Mar 30 5:00 PM ((UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada))
    Location: 623 Union Street, Nashville, Tennessee 37219 USA
    Instructor: Christopher Vance
    Instructor: Jamey Tubbs
  • Mar 31 9:00 AM to Mar 31 5:00 PM ((UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada))
    Location: 623 Union Street, Nashville, Tennessee 37219 USA
    Instructor: Christopher Vance
    Instructor: Jamey Tubbs
  • Apr 01 9:00 AM to Apr 01 5:00 PM ((UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada))
    Location: 623 Union Street, Nashville, Tennessee 37219 USA
    Instructor: Christopher Vance
    Instructor: Jamey Tubbs
Class Full
23Apr AX250 Herndon, VA - April 23-26, 2019
  • Apr 23 9:00 AM to Apr 23 5:00 PM ((UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada))
    Location: 2250 Corporate Park Drive, Suite 130, Herndon, VA 20171
    Instructor: Patrick Beaver
  • Apr 24 9:00 AM to Apr 24 5:00 PM ((UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada))
    Location: 2250 Corporate Park Drive, Suite 130, Herndon, VA 20171
    Instructor: Patrick Beaver
  • Apr 25 9:00 AM to Apr 25 5:00 PM ((UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada))
    Location: 2250 Corporate Park Drive, Suite 130, Herndon, VA 20171
    Instructor: Patrick Beaver
  • Apr 26 9:00 AM to Apr 26 5:00 PM ((UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada))
    Location: 2250 Corporate Park Drive, Suite 130, Herndon, VA 20171
    Instructor: Patrick Beaver
12 of 18 seats available
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30Apr AX250 Princes Risborough, UK -April 30 - May 3, 2019
  • Apr 30 8:30 AM to Apr 30 4:30 PM ((UTC+00:00) Dublin, Edinburgh, Lisbon, London)
    Location: Avatu, Unit E2 Regent Park, Summerleys Rd, Princes Risborough HP27 9LE
    Instructor: Lyn Goh
  • May 01 8:30 AM to May 01 4:30 PM ((UTC+00:00) Dublin, Edinburgh, Lisbon, London)
    Location: Avatu, Unit E2 Regent Park, Summerleys Rd, Princes Risborough HP27 9LE
    Instructor: Saige Derhak
    Instructor: Lyn Goh
  • May 02 8:30 AM to May 02 4:30 PM ((UTC+00:00) Dublin, Edinburgh, Lisbon, London)
    Location: Avatu, Unit E2 Regent Park, Summerleys Rd, Princes Risborough HP27 9LE
    Instructor: Lyn Goh
  • May 03 8:30 AM to May 03 4:30 PM ((UTC+00:00) Dublin, Edinburgh, Lisbon, London)
    Location: Avatu, Unit E2 Regent Park, Summerleys Rd, Princes Risborough HP27 9LE
    Instructor: Lyn Goh
12 of 12 seats available
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11Jun AX250 Anaheim, CA- June 11-14, 2019
  • Jun 11 9:00 AM to Jun 11 5:00 PM ((UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada))
    Location: 1900 S State College Blvd, Ste 100 Anaheim, CA 92806-6136
    Instructor: Saige Derhak
  • Jun 12 9:00 AM to Jun 12 5:00 PM ((UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada))
    Location: 1900 S State College Blvd, Ste 100 Anaheim, CA 92806-6136
    Instructor: Saige Derhak
  • Jun 13 9:00 AM to Jun 13 5:00 PM ((UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada))
    Location: 1900 S State College Blvd, Ste 100 Anaheim, CA 92806-6136
    Instructor: Saige Derhak
  • Jun 14 9:00 AM to Jun 14 5:00 PM ((UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada))
    Location: 1900 S State College Blvd, Ste 100 Anaheim, CA 92806-6136
    Instructor: Saige Derhak
12 of 15 seats available
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30Jul AX250 Herndon, VA - July 30 - August 2, 2019
  • Jul 30 9:00 AM to Jul 30 5:00 PM ((UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada))
    Location: 2250 Corporate Park Drive, Suite 130, Herndon, VA 20171
    Instructor: Saige Derhak
  • Jul 31 9:00 AM to Jul 31 5:00 PM ((UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada))
    Location: 2250 Corporate Park Drive, Suite 130, Herndon, VA 20171
    Instructor: Saige Derhak
  • Aug 01 9:00 AM to Aug 01 5:00 PM ((UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada))
    Location: 2250 Corporate Park Drive, Suite 130, Herndon, VA 20171
    Instructor: Saige Derhak
  • Aug 02 9:00 AM to Aug 02 5:00 PM ((UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada))
    Location: 2250 Corporate Park Drive, Suite 130, Herndon, VA 20171
    Instructor: Saige Derhak
18 of 18 seats available
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27Aug AX250 Cary, NC - August 27-30. 2019
  • Aug 27 9:00 AM to Aug 27 5:00 PM ((UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada))
    Location: 120 Wilkinson Ave. Cary NC 27511
    Instructor: Saige Derhak
  • Aug 28 9:00 AM to Aug 28 5:00 PM ((UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada))
    Location: 120 Wilkinson Ave. Cary NC 27511
    Instructor: Saige Derhak
  • Aug 29 9:00 AM to Aug 29 5:00 PM ((UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada))
    Location: 120 Wilkinson Ave. Cary NC 27511
    Instructor: Saige Derhak
  • Aug 30 9:00 AM to Aug 30 5:00 PM ((UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada))
    Location: 120 Wilkinson Ave. Cary NC 27511
    Instructor: Saige Derhak
18 of 18 seats available
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17Sep AX250 Herndon, VA - September 17-20, 2019
  • Sep 17 9:00 AM to Sep 17 5:00 PM ((UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada))
    Location: 2250 Corporate Park Drive, Suite 130, Herndon, VA 20171
    Instructor: Saige Derhak
  • Sep 18 9:00 AM to Sep 18 5:00 PM ((UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada))
    Location: 2250 Corporate Park Drive, Suite 130, Herndon, VA 20171
    Instructor: Saige Derhak
  • Sep 19 9:00 AM to Sep 19 5:00 PM ((UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada))
    Location: 2250 Corporate Park Drive, Suite 130, Herndon, VA 20171
    Instructor: Saige Derhak
  • Sep 20 9:00 AM to Sep 20 5:00 PM ((UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada))
    Location: 2250 Corporate Park Drive, Suite 130, Herndon, VA 20171
    Instructor: Saige Derhak
18 of 18 seats available
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22Oct AX250 Herndon, VA - October 22-25, 2019
  • Oct 22 9:00 AM to Oct 22 5:00 PM ((UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada))
    Location: 2250 Corporate Park Drive, Suite 130, Herndon, VA 20171
    Instructor: Saige Derhak
  • Oct 23 9:00 AM to Oct 23 5:00 PM ((UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada))
    Location: 2250 Corporate Park Drive, Suite 130, Herndon, VA 20171
    Instructor: Saige Derhak
  • Oct 24 9:00 AM to Oct 24 5:00 PM ((UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada))
    Location: 2250 Corporate Park Drive, Suite 130, Herndon, VA 20171
    Instructor: Saige Derhak
  • Oct 25 9:00 AM to Oct 25 5:00 PM ((UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada))
    Location: 2250 Corporate Park Drive, Suite 130, Herndon, VA 20171
    Instructor: Saige Derhak
18 of 18 seats available
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03Dec AX250 Herndon, VA - December 3-6, 2019
  • Dec 03 9:00 AM to Dec 03 5:00 PM ((UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada))
    Location: 2250 Corporate Park Drive, Suite 130, Herndon, VA 20171
    Instructor: Saige Derhak
  • Dec 04 9:00 AM to Dec 04 5:00 PM ((UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada))
    Location: 2250 Corporate Park Drive, Suite 130, Herndon, VA 20171
    Instructor: Saige Derhak
  • Dec 05 9:00 AM to Dec 05 5:00 PM ((UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada))
    Location: 2250 Corporate Park Drive, Suite 130, Herndon, VA 20171
    Instructor: Saige Derhak
  • Dec 06 9:00 AM to Dec 06 5:00 PM ((UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada))
    Location: 2250 Corporate Park Drive, Suite 130, Herndon, VA 20171
    Instructor: Saige Derhak
18 of 18 seats available
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