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Instructed training

All of our training is available to be taught face to face in a classroom.

With the exception of the Drone Investigation, all training can also be delivered remotely, with a live feed from the instructor directly to your desktop. We are able to provide the same engaging, instructor-led training that our classroom sessions are renowned for – direct to your screen.

What’s more, we are passing on the savings from training without a classroom venue directly onto you!

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Digital Tactical Advisor 1 (DTAC1)

5 days
City & Guilds Assured
(LAW ENFORCEMENT PROFESSIONALS ONLY) 

DTAC1 C&G Assured

Our Digital Tactical Advisor 1 (5-day) training is aimed at detectives, intelligence officers, and other investigators who wish to enhance their knowledge and understanding of the digital environment, from both a risk and opportunity perspective within a criminal investigation. 

 

This training is City & Guilds Assured

This learning activity has been recognised and assured by City & Guilds, global leaders in learning excellence and quality.  The Assured benchmark is the training quality standards that City & Guilds has developed with industry experts and is made up of their five core components (and optional where applicable). They also recognise both face-to-face and digital learning, assessed or non-assessed training – and training in local languages.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • Describe the role of a Digital Tactical Advisor in the context of an investigation

  • Acquire communications data from telecoms service providers in accordance with the IP Act

  • Use MS Excel to perform basic data cleaning functions on communication data records

  • Produce annotated maps to show the locations of devices based on CDRs

  • Use non-intrusive open source intelligence (OSINT) techniques to assist in an investigation

  • Describe the operation of the internet and IP addressing

  • Navigate the darknet safely

  • Identify the investigative opportunities from a home Wi-Fi router

  • Enumerate the digital investigative opportunities in a number of scenarios

  • Give evidence at court with confidence

  • Mitigate confirmation bias in the context of a criminal investigation

We pride ourselves on our ability to tailor any training to fit your needs, and we have experience in creating individualised programmes for a variety of audiences and organisations.

For details of availability and pricing, or to discuss the delivery of bespoke training for your organisation, please contact us at enquiries@bluelightsdigital.com.

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Digital Tactical Advisor 2 (DTAC2)

5 days
City & Guilds Assured
(LAW ENFORCEMENT PROFESSIONALS ONLY) 

DTAC 2 - C&G Assured

The Digital Tactical Advisor 2 (5-day) training is aimed at those who have completed the DMI training, or who have appropriate previous experience in digital investigations. More complex data sets are introduced, along with the necessity to overlay and compare them in order to draw robust evidential conclusions. Emphasis is placed on strategy, presentation of evidence, and documentation of process.

 

This training is City & Guilds Assured

This learning activity has been recognised and assured by City & Guilds, global leaders in learning excellence and quality.  The Assured benchmark is the training quality standards that City & Guilds has developed with industry experts and is made up of their five core components (and optional where applicable). They also recognise both face-to-face and digital learning, assessed or non-assessed training – and training in local languages.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • Gain confidence in acting as the Digital Tactical Advisor to the SIO for serious and major incidents
  • Develop skills in strategy writing and documentation, including the acquisition and presentation of complex digital evidence to a court
  • Understand more complex data sets such as IP logs, GPRS data, and Device Data Records
  • Be able to deal with cases in which a defence expert may offer contrary evidence
  • Recognise the evidential limitations of some digital evidence, and manage accordingly

PREREQUISITES

Delegates wishing to attend the DTAC2 training should have completed the DTAC1 training, an equivalent digital investigation or DMI training, or be able to demonstrate relevant experience in the field of digital investigation tactics.

We pride ourselves on our ability to tailor any training to fit your needs, and we have experience in creating individualised programmes for a variety of audiences and organisations.

For details of availability and pricing, or to discuss the delivery of bespoke training for your organisation, please contact us at enquiries@bluelightsdigital.com.

Drop us a line or give us a ring. We'd love to hear from you and are happy to answer any questions.

Cryptocurrency Investigation

3 days
City & Guilds Assured
(OPEN TO ANYONE) 

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Our City & Guilds Assured Cryptocurrency Investigation (3-day) training is designed for anyone with a need to understand and investigate the ownership and use of cryptocurrencies, such as Bitcoin.

This training was designed by an experienced cybercrime investigator with decades of experience as a police detective.  Delegates need no prior knowledge of cryptocurrency as the training builds knowledge from the ground up with no expectation of a technical background.

Over the course of three days, delegates will learn about everything from the origins of Bitcoin in 2008 through to the current developments in the world of digital currencies. The training is constructed around a ‘Strategy of Deanonymisation’, empowering investigators to trace and identify users of anonymous currencies using freely available tools.

The training also covers a number of essential topics, including cryptocurrency wallets, on-ramps and off-ramps, search and seizure guidance, and mining. There are practical exercises throughout, including delegates creating their own wallets, culminating in a ‘mini-investigation where they will be able to put their new skills to the test. As an extra challenge, there is an opportunity for delegates to compete to ‘steal’ a small amount of cryptocurrency from the instructor!

 

 

This training is City & Guilds Assured

This learning activity has been recognised and assured by City & Guilds, global leaders in learning excellence and quality.  The Assured benchmark is the training quality standards that City & Guilds has developed with industry experts and is made up of their five core components (and optional where applicable). They also recognise both face-to-face and digital learning, assessed or non-assessed training – and training in local languages.

Curriculum

  • History and context of cryptocurrency
  • The nature of Blockchain
  • The Bitcoin Core program
  • Cryptocurrency use-cases
  • Hashing
  • Cryptocurrency addresses
  • Keys and wallets
  • Cryptocurrency and OSINT (Open Source Intelligence)
  • Mixers and tumblers
  • Ransomware
  • Block explorers
  • Address profiling
  • The anatomy of a transaction
  • The meaning and importance of a UTXO
  • Typical and atypical transaction types
  • Co-spending
  • Clustering and cluster tags
  • Deanonymising users
  • Retail exchanges

 

  • Peer-to-peer trading
  • ATMs
  • Vendors and merchants
  • Mining
  • The ‘mempool’
  • Transaction fees explained
  • Physical wallets
  • Hardware wallets
  • Software wallets
  • Hosted wallets
  • Search and seizure
  • Presentation of evidence

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LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • Introduce the history and global context of cryptocurrency
  • Understand the fundamental concepts of a currency operated on a decentralized public ledger
  • Recognise the investigative opportunities and limitations presented by Blockchain
  • Recognise the impact of anonymous addresses on efforts to trace funds
  • Develop a defined strategy for the de-anonymisation of addresses, establishing lines of enquiry to identify the user of one or more Bitcoin addresses
  • Understand the role of ‘mining’ in the cryptocurrency environment, and the associated risks to infrastructure
  • Fully understand how to identify and analyse a cryptocurrency transaction using free open source Blockchain explorers
  • Successfully use block explorers to trace criminal assets through multiple addresses
  • Recognise the role of public/private keys and how they are intrinsic to cryptocurrency
  • Understand the potential for covert tactics that may be employed during an investigation
  • Recognise the characteristics of a number of cryptocurrency wallets
  • Understand the various ways in which cryptocurrency can be acquired (on-ramps), the ways in which it can be realised (off-ramps), and recognise the investigative opportunities that are created by both
  • Evaluate both the legalities and practicalities of cryptocurrency seizures, and develop a ‘best practice’ for a number of scenarios
  • Recognise the scale of cryptocurrency beyond Bitcoin, and identify key differences between Bitcoin and a number of ‘altcoins’

We pride ourselves on our ability to tailor any training to fit your needs, and we have experience in creating individualised programmes for a variety of audiences and organisations.

For details of availability and pricing, or to discuss the delivery of bespoke training for your organisation, please contact us at enquiries@bluelightsdigital.com.

Drop us a line or give us a ring. We'd love to hear from you and are happy to answer any questions.

Cryptocurrency Investigation - COMPLETE

5 days
City & Guilds Assured
Chainalysis Reactor Certification (CRC)
(OPEN TO ANYONE) 

Cryptocurrency Investigation COMPLETE

Cryptocurrency Investigation – COMPLETE (5-day) training comprises ALL the Learning Outcomes from:

  • The City & Guilds Assured 3-day Cyptocurrency Investigation training
  • The Enhanced Cryptocurrency & Chainalysis Reactor Essentials 1-day training
  • The Chainalysis Reactor Certification (CRC) 2-day training

Two days of the training is spent on the Chainalysis Reactor Certification (CRC) which provides practitioners with the knowledge and skills to analyse and trace transactions on the Bitcoin Blockchain. This training uses Reactor—the tool of choice for investigators, compliance officers, analysts, and regulators.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • The history, purpose, and current political status of Bitcoin
  • The principles of Blockchain and digital currency
  • Cryptocurrency addresses and different wallet types
  • The methods by which people buy and sell crypto-currency
  • The anatomy of a cryptocurrency transaction
  • Accessing and researching Blockchain data
  • Covert investigative tactics such as address monitoring and ‘dusting’
  • The process of mining, and the potential links to an investigation
  • Seizure and confiscation of cryptocurrency
  • Develop a defined strategy for the de-anonymisation of cryptocurrency addresses and wallets
  • Appreciate the similarities and differences between Bitcoin and several ‘altcoins’
  • Tumblers/mixers
  • Understanding off-chain payment channels such as Bitcoin’s ‘Lightning’ network
  • Case studies of cryptocurrency crimes, including a Bitcoin investment scam
  • Conduct transaction analysis and recognize key patterns
  • Leverage open source intelligence (OSINT)
  • The COMPLETE training includes Chainalysis Reactor Certification (CRC.  Learn to use the world’s leading cryptocurrency investigation platform, after which you may take the CRC assessment to become a Certified user

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Cyptocurrency Investigation

  • To introduce the history and global context of cryptocurrency;
  • To understand the fundamental concepts of a currency operated on a decentralized public ledger;
  • To recognise the investigative opportunities and limitations presented by blockchain;
  • To recognise the impact of anonymous addresses on efforts to trace funds;
  • To develop a defined strategy for the de-anonymisation of addresses, establishing lines of enquiry to identify the user of one or more bitcoin addresses;
  • To understand the role of ‘mining’ in the cryptocurrency environment, and the associated risks to infrastructure;
  • To fully understand how to identify and analyse a cryptocurrency transaction using free open source blockchain explorers;
  • To successfully use block explorers to trace criminal assets through multiple addresses;
  • To recognise the role public/private keys and how they are intrinsic to cryptocurrency;

 

  • To understand the potential for covert tactics that may be employed during an investigation;
  • To recognise the characteristics of a number of cryptocurrency wallets;
  • To understand the various ways in which cryptocurrency can be acquired (on-ramps), the ways in which it can be realised (off-ramps), and recognise the investigative opportunities that are created by both;
  • To evaluate both the legalities and practicalities of cryptocurrency seizures, and develop a ‘best practice’ for a number of scenarios;
  • To recognise the scale of cryptocurrency beyond Bitcoin, and identify key differences between Bitcoin and a number of ‘altcoins’.

Enhanced Cryptocurrency & Chainalysis Reactor Essentials

  • Recap of cryptocurrency fundamentals & our Strategy of Deanonymisation
  • A closer look at tumblers/mixers
  • Understanding off-chain payment channels such as Bitcoin’s ‘Lightning’ network

 

  • Case studies of major cryptocurrency crimes, including the 2020 Twitter hack, the Silk Road billion-dollar seizure, and a bitcoin investment scam
  • Chainalysis Reactor Essentials training – including all major features of the software, and a temporary licence

Chainalysis Reactor Certification (CRC)

  • Understand Bitcoin transaction fundamentals
  • Conduct transaction analysis and recognize key patterns
  • Trace the origin and destination of bitcoin
  • Evaluate different categories of actors in the ecosystem
  • Apply techniques to identify services on the Bitcoin Blockchain
  • Leverage open-source intelligence (OSINT)
  • Solve real-world case studies using a full-spectrum of techniques
  • Learn how mixers operate and how to identify them
  • Understand the process of subpoena requests and responses

We pride ourselves on our ability to tailor any training to fit your needs, and we have experience in creating individualised programmes for a variety of audiences and organisations.

For details of availability