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REMOTE COURSES

In normal circumstances, these courses are taught face to face in a classroom.

PLEASE NOTE: With COVID-19 confining many people to their homes or isolated in the workplace, we have equipped our trainers with the capability to work in a virtual classroom. These courses can now 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
(DTAC): Level 1

(LAW ENFORCEMENT PROFESSIONALS ONLY)

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.

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Cryptocurrency
Investigation

CITY & GUILDS ASSUREDCity & Guilds Assured

Designed for anyone with a need to understand and investigate the ownership and use of cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin.

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.

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Cryptocurrency
Awareness

Developed in 2009, cryptocurrency has emerged as a way to store, send, and receive money anonymously. This anonymity makes it attractive to those who wish to use money for illicit purposes, as it removes the ability for investigators to rely on traditional financial investigation methods.

The Cryptocurrency Awareness course is delivered by a former police cybercrime detective,  experience of investigating the criminal use of cryptocurrency. It will cover the fundamentals of Blockchain, and how digital currencies work from the user perspective. You will learn the ways in which people may acquire cryptocurrency, how it is stored, and you will see first-hand how a transaction is completed.

After this, the course will demonstrate how the public nature of a blockchain gives unique opportunities to an investigator, in terms of tracing money and identifying users.  You will learn techniques that you will be able to use immediately, without need for any specialist software or equipment.

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Digital Support
Advisor

(LAW ENFORCEMENT PROFESSIONALS ONLY)

Designed for public-facing first responders, including communications staff, community officers, and immediate / diarised response officers, DMA training is intended to create a minimum standard of awareness so that digital risks and opportunities are identified from the first moment of police contact.

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OSINT

Also referred to as Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) training, this course is aimed at investigators in all roles who have a need to search, identify, acquire, and evidence data that exists on the public internet.

Open Source
Refresher

This refresher is aimed at those who have previously completed an OSINT course who wish to refresh their skills and learn something new. 

Open Source Intelligence and Investigation is an ever-changing world with some tools becoming defunct and new tools and techniques arriving on the scene and this course will help to build upon the skills you have.

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Digital Skills
for Supervisors

Aimed at supervisors in all roles and specifically for those that directly supervise investigations.

This workshop for up to fifty delegates underlines the need for digital investigation awareness across all disciplines of any organisation.

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Digital Skills
for the Frontline

For frontline or public facing staff, this course provides digital skills awareness to maximise opportunities at the earliest stage of any investigation.

Organisational differences in processes and protocols are taken into account, so that delegates leave with an understanding of local policies and systems and how they apply to the digital aspect of any incident.

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Communications
data acquisition
& interpretation

This course is aimed and anyone that deals with Communications Data obtained through the available legislation.

The course will provide focus around the acquisition processes, identification of key information and the manipulation of data through Excel functions to provide knowledge and confidence around drawing reasoned inferences in the context of your investigation enabling you to effectively present data to an evidential standard suitable for court.

Investigative Analyst

Investigative
Analyst

This course is available as a 1 day awareness session, a 2 day upskilling course or a full 5 day training course.

This course will teach delegates to understand the value of an analyst within an investigation, understand the need for strategy, demonstrate a comprehensive  understanding of communications data and understand the court process and preparing evidence.

Exploring the strategic impact of the ICO Digital Data Report on Policing

Information Commisioner's Office

 

On 2nd July, we ran a webinar for Senior Leaders to discuss the strategic impact of the Information Commissioner’s report on digital data and policing. 

The reality is that digital policing is no longer a specialist subject, it is everywhere and in every investigation. Yet the responses to this essential demand stream remain in the hands of a specialised few.

Our webinar discussed the far reaching consequences of the ICO report, provided key takeaways and signposted towards possible responses that will help drive the digital agenda forward across the policing landscape.

Please contact us for a summary of the webinar and the password to view the recording.

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CLASSROOM courses

These are our currently available courses.

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Digital Tactical Advisor (DTAC): Level 1

(LAW ENFORCEMENT PROFESSIONALS ONLY)

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As of Monday 30th March 2020, this training course is also available for remote delivery to your desktop, whether at home or in the office. Our trainers are equipped with full video-conferencing capability, and 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! Please get in touch for more information.

Our Digital Tactical Advisor: Level One course 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.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Understand the role and responsibility of a Digital Media Investigator in the context of a criminal
    investigation;
  • Appreciate the value of data-based evidence including telecommunications data, internet intelligence, wifi networks, routers, ANPR, location data, digital forensics, and more;
  • Identify opportunities to acquire data using RIPA/IPA legislation, and then interpret accordingly;
  • Develop the ability to write a comprehensive and robust digital strategy, in line with the
    requirements of a Senior Investigating Officer;
  • Understand the criminal use of the dark web, and the related area of cryptocurrency;
  • Identify opportunities to prevent and detect cyber-dependent crime.

We pride ourselves on our ability to tailor any course to fit your needs, and have experience of bespoking all of our training to a variety of organisations and audiences.

For details of availability and pricing, or to discuss the delivery of a bespoke course 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.

Digital Tactical Advisor (DTAC): Level 2

(LAW ENFORCEMENT PROFESSIONALS ONLY)

DTAC-2Digital Tactical Advisor Level Two course is aimed at those who have completed the DMI course, 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.

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • 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 DTAC: Level Two course should have completed the DTAC: Level One course, an equivalent digital investigation or DMI course, or be able to demonstrate relevant experience in the field of digital investigation tactics.

We pride ourselves on our ability to tailor any course to fit your needs, and have experience of bespoking all of our training to a variety of organisations and audiences.

For details of availability and pricing, or to discuss the delivery of a bespoke course 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

City & Guilds AssuredCITY & GUILDS ASSURED

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

The course is designed and delivered by Mark Laing, an experienced cybercrime investigator with decades of experience as a police detective. Delegates need no prior knowledge of cryptocurrency, as the course 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 course will also cover 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’ in which delegates will be able to put their new skills to the test. As an extra challenge, there is an opportunity for delegates to compete in order to ‘steal’ a small amount of cryptocurrency from Mark!

Curriculum

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

 

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

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Learning Objectives

  • 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’.

We pride ourselves on our ability to tailor any course to fit your needs, and have experience of bespoking all of our training to a variety of organisations and audiences.

For details of availability and pricing, or to discuss the delivery of a bespoke course 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.

Crytocurrency Awareness

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This course is also available for remote delivery to your desktop, whether at home or in the office. Our trainers are equipped with full video-conferencing capability, and 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! Please get in touch for more information.

Developed in 2009, cryptocurrency has emerged as a way to store, send, and receive money anonymously. This anonymity makes it attractive to those who wish to use money for illicit purposes, as it removes the ability for investigators to rely on traditional financial investigation methods.

The Cryptocurrency Awareness course is delivered by a former police cybercrime detective,  experience of investigating the criminal use of cryptocurrency. It will cover the fundamentals of Blockchain, and how digital currencies work from the user perspective. You will learn the ways in which people may acquire cryptocurrency, how it is stored, and you will see first-hand how a transaction is completed.

After this, the course will demonstrate how the public nature of a blockchain gives unique opportunities to an investigator, in terms of tracing money and identifying users.  You will learn techniques that you will be able to use immediately, without need for any specialist software or equipment.

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Understand how digital currencies work for a user
  • Develop an understanding around blockchain fundamentals
  • Recognise how to purchase, store and transact with cryptocurrencies
  • Understand what opportunities an investigator has available to them for tracing and identifying users.

We pride ourselves on our ability to tailor any course to fit your needs, and have experience of bespoking all of our training to a variety of organisations and audiences.

For details of availability and pricing, or to discuss the delivery of a bespoke course 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.

Digital Support Advisor

(LAW ENFORCEMENT PROFESSIONALS ONLY)

Digital Support Advisor

As of Monday 30th March 2020, this training course is also available for remote delivery to your desktop, whether at home or in the office. Our trainers are equipped with full video-conferencing capability, and 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! Please get in touch for more information.

Designed for public-facing first responders, including communications staff, community officers, and immediate / diarised response officers, DMA training is intended to create a minimum standard of awareness so that digital risks and opportunities are identified from the first moment of police contact.

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Identify opportunities to gather digital intelligence from initial contact with the police;
  • Be able to advise the public on digital and cyber crime prevention and recovery.

We pride ourselves on our ability to tailor any course to fit your needs, and have experience of bespoking all of our training to a variety of organisations and audiences.

For details of availability and pricing, or to discuss the delivery of a bespoke course 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.

OSINT

OSINT Open Source Intelligence

As of Monday 30th March 2020, this training course is also available for remote delivery to your desktop, whether at home or in the office. Our trainers are equipped with full video-conferencing capability, and 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! Please get in touch for more information.

Also referred to as Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) training, this course is aimed at investigators in all roles who have a need to search, identify, acquire, and evidence data that exists on the public internet.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Understand the structure of the internet, and be able to investigate domains and services;
  • Be able to acquire data in an evidentially robust manner;
  • Be able to identify evidence and intelligence across a number of social networks;
  • Understand other sources of publicly available data about individuals and other entities;
  • Be able to use mobile apps to add additional depth to research;
  • Be competent to investigate evidence from the dark web, and trace cryptocurrency transactions;
  • Use freely available tools to investigate the integrity and origin of digital images;
  • Identify ways in which poor configuration of services can be exploited to acquire hidden data.

We pride ourselves on our ability to tailor any course to fit your needs, and have experience of bespoking all of our training to a variety of organisations and audiences.

For details of availability and pricing, or to discuss the delivery of a bespoke course 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.

Open Source Refresher

Open Source Refresher

The Open Source Refresher is also available for remote delivery to your desktop, whether at home or in the office. Our trainers are equipped with full video-conferencing capability, and 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! Please get in touch for more information.

This one-day Open Source Refresher is aimed at those who have previously completed an OSINT course, who wish to refresh their skills and learn something new. 

Open Source Intelligence and Investigation is an ever-changing world with some tools becoming defunct and new tools and techniques arriving on the scene and this course will help to build upon the skills you have.

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Build upon previous training and experiences around Open Source Investigation;
  • Develop further skills around Browser usage and image investigations with further tools that become available;
  • Develop a further understanding around investigations as changes to Social Media Platforms evolve;
  • Recognise the potential opportunities through Apps and Source Codes;
  • Review defunct and new tools that may support your Open Source Investigations.

We pride ourselves on our ability to tailor any course to fit your needs, and have experience of bespoking all of our training to a variety of organisations and audiences.

For details of availability and pricing, or to discuss the delivery of a bespoke course 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.

Drone Investigation

Drone Investigation

For any investigator who has responsibility for ascertaining the origin, use, and criminal behaviour of a downed drone.

The Drone Investigation course will be delivered over 5 days if the delegate has no previous Digital Forensics experience with days 1 and 2 being utilised to certify them in the use of one of the Forensic Tools available.

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Explain and understand the component parts of a drone and their purpose;
  • To explain and analyse the legislation that is relevant to drone usage;
  • Explain and identify Drone Control systems;
  • Critically analyse what information may be available from a drone;
  • Threat Vectors and criminal use of drones;
  • Evaluate and acquire data from a drone;
  • Critically appraise the value of data in terms of intelligence and evidence;
  • Presentation of data and any perceived limitations.

We pride ourselves on our ability to tailor any course to fit your needs, and have experience of bespoking all of our training to a variety of organisations and audiences.

For details of availability and pricing, or to discuss the delivery of a bespoke course 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.

Digital Skills for Supervisors

Digital Skills for Supervisors

As of Monday 30th March 2020, this training course is also available for remote delivery to your desktop, whether at home or in the office. Our trainers are equipped with full video-conferencing capability, and 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! Please get in touch for more information.

For supervisors in all roles, this workshop for up to fifty delegates underlines the need for digital investigation awareness across all disciplines of policing.

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Gain high-level understanding of the broad range of digital investigation methods available;
  • Be able to apply methods and strategies to all elements of day-to-day policing;
  • Identify who in the organisation can provide specialist support in such areas.

We pride ourselves on our ability to tailor any course to fit your needs, and have experience of bespoking all of our training to a variety of organisations and audiences.

For details of availability and pricing, or to discuss the delivery of a bespoke course 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.

Digital Skills for the Front Line

Digital Skills for the Front LineAs of Monday 30th March 2020, this training course is also available for remote delivery to your desktop, whether at home or in the office. Our trainers are equipped with full video-conferencing capability, and 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! Please get in touch for more information.

This course is aimed at front-line officers and staff, who come into contact with victims and suspects on a regular basis. It is designed to provide digital skills awareness to maximise opportunities at the earliest stage of any investigation.

The specifics of this delivery will be developed in consultation with with the client, with a view to ensuring content is tailored to the needs of the delegates.

Organisational differences in processes and protocols are taken into account, so that delegates leave with an understanding of local policies and systems and how they apply to the digital aspect of any incident.

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Provide knowledge around the digital world as it relates to everyday situations;
  • Understand the focus on the evidential opportunities that may be presented from first contact;
  • Discover how digitally profiling a subject influences an investigation;
  • Compare the impact of smart devices and associated applications;
  • Maximise communications data including internet derived data through RIPA workflows;
  • Assess the opportunities presented by public Wi-Fi and be aware of the limitations.

We pride ourselves on our ability to tailor any course to fit your needs, and have experience of bespoking all of our training to a variety of organisations and audiences.

For details of availability and pricing, or to discuss the delivery of a bespoke course 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.

Digital Forensics & Disclosure

Digital Forensics & Disclosure

For any investigators who handle and/or process digital forensic products as part of the investigative process.

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • To have an appreciation as to the processes for extracting data from devices;
  • Classify and Choose what forensic output files are created;
  • Distinguish between what format an output file can be generated;
  • Appraise and effectively target certain elements within the generated products;
  • Construct reasoned intelligence or evidential conclusions.

We pride ourselves on our ability to tailor any course to fit your needs, and have experience of bespoking all of our training to a variety of organisations and audiences.

For details of availability and pricing, or to discuss the delivery of a bespoke course 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.

Communications Data Acquisition & Interpretation

Communications Data Acquisition & Interpretation

This training course is also available for remote delivery to your desktop, whether at home or in the office. Our trainers are equipped with full video-conferencing capability, and 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! Please get in touch for more information.

For investigators who seek to acquire, cleanse, and interpret cellsite and internet communications data.

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Understand the application process and legislative considerations needed for focused, objective-led communications data acquisition;
  • Maximise your effectiveness in the acquisition and analysis of communications data;
  • Recognise key identifiers in comms data records and location-based information;
  • Focus and analyse through the use of Excel functions and create supporting products;
  • Evaluate the information and draw inferences by maximising opportunities provided by digital identifiers and devices;
  • Effectively present data to an evidential standard suitable for court.

We pride ourselves on our ability to tailor any course to fit your needs, and have experience of bespoking all of our training to a variety of organisations and audiences.

For details of availability and pricing, or to discuss the delivery of a bespoke course 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.

WiFi Router Investigation

Wifi router The WiFi Router Investigation course is suitable for staff who may attend crime scenes to identify evidence of activity, including crime scene investigators, digital media investigators, sex offender managers, and dedicated search team staff.

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Understand the operation of a home consumer router;
  • Identify what evidence and intelligence may be available via an inset examination;
  • Conduct an examination of a router, capturing evidence in a robust manner;
  • Identify limitations and fallacies associated with the tactic;
  • Be able to brief SIOs and interviewing officers on what can be proven by router data;
  • Identify data that may be of evidential value and present to a court.

We pride ourselves on our ability to tailor any course to fit your needs, and have experience of bespoking all of our training to a variety of organisations and audiences.

For details of availability and pricing, or to discuss the delivery of a bespoke course 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.

Investigative Analyst Training

Investigative Analyst training is open via both Remote Instructor led & Classroom

1 day – awareness session

2 day – upskilling course

5 day – training course

 

 

LEARNING OUTCOMES for the full 5 days:

  • Understand the value of an analyst within an investigation;
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of the NIM and its impact on both proactive and reactive investigation;
  • Understand the need for evidential and intelligence separation;
  • Understand the need for strategy and support an SIO in the formulation of investigative hypothesis;
  • Demonstrate a need for a robust tasking processes and formulation of meaningful intel briefs;
  • Demonstrate an awareness of confirmation bias and how it can close the door to potential investigative opportunities if not managed;
  • Understand the vast array of disparate data available to an investigation (Comms, DF, OSINT, CCTV, ANPR, Witness testimony, Overt, Covert etc etc) along with the inferences which can be drawn;
  • Demonstrate layering of data to test an investigative hypothesis; 
  • Understand how anomalies within data if not measured correctly can create an adverse impact on an investigative outcome;
  • Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of communications data and the production of a communications data strategy; 
  • Demonstrate a robust working knowledge of the MS Excel software and how features within the tool can be used to cleanse/interpret/interrogate CDRs; 
  • Demonstrate an understanding of what questions can be asked of Digital Forensics outputs along with parallel sourcing opportunities;
  • Demonstrate an understanding of how Open Source tasking can be utilised to test/validate/corroborate know facts;
  • Demonstrate how to produce an intelligence report with appropriate sourcing;
  • Demonstrate evidential report production for court purposes;
  • Understand the court process and demonstrate how to best prepare to present evidence in chief.

 

We pride ourselves on our ability to tailor any course to fit your needs, and have experience of bespoking all of our training to a variety of organisations and audiences.

For details of availability and pricing, or to discuss the delivery of a bespoke course 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.

Digital Search & Seizure

Digital Search & Seizure

The Digital Search & Seizure course is aimed at staff across the organisation in a variety of roles including front line, supervisors, forensic scene investigators, POLSA officers as well as specialist teams. The theme of the course is taking a fresh look at the scene of a search, with a view to identifying the key digital opportunities that exist but may have thus far been overlooked.

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Identify/Secure an electronic crime scene;
  • Dealing with witnesses and suspects at scenes;
  • Identify priorities within a scene;
  • Risk factors in relation to the loss of evidence;
  • Evaluate on site opportunities;
  • Provide strategic advice to SIO’s and colleagues;
  • Provide some guidance around business crime;
  • Experience the current development of our virtual reality crime scene.

We pride ourselves on our ability to tailor any course to fit your needs, and have experience of bespoking all of our training to a variety of organisations and audiences.

For details of availability and pricing, or to discuss the delivery of a bespoke course 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.

Professional Investigation Skills

Professional Investigator

The Professional Investigation Skills course is for those work in any investigative role, whether the ultimate outcome of an investigation is a criminal trial, a civil court hearing, a tribunal, inquest, or any other internal or external process.  Experienced former police detectives will teach delegates the most effective and evidentially-sound ways to interview witnesses and suspects, take written statements, seize and handle exhibits, prepare case files and documentation, devise and document investigation plans that stand scrutiny, and present any such evidence to the highest standard in any court or hearing.

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Be able to identify opportunities arising from an investigation;
  • Handle and seize exhibits in a robust fashion and maintain its integrity;
  • Show competence in taking written statements from witnesses;
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the processes around interviewing witnesses and suspects;
  • Demonstrate effectiveness with the use of questioning formats;
  • Understand obligations for case and file preparation;
  • Understand the principles of disclosure and audit records.

We pride ourselves on our ability to tailor any course to fit your needs, and have experience of bespoking all of our training to a variety of organisations and audiences.

For details of availability and pricing, or to discuss the delivery of a bespoke course 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.

MOSOVO

(LAW ENFORCEMENT PROFESSIONALS ONLY)

MOSOVO Management of Serious Offenders and Sexual Offenders

The MOSOVO course is aimed at Law Enforcement only and is aimed at those that monitor and investigate those members of society that are perceived to present a serious and credible threat to the general public.

This course will provide a range of necessary skills and specialist knowledge in the digital environment to identify the relevant opportunities, whilst also weighing up the risks and safeguarding issues.

This course will develop existing skills focused on a specific types of offenders.

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Develop a deeper understanding of Devices and the opportunities available both at scene and in a lab;
  • Demonstrate navigating through a device to identify information;
  • Develop further knowledge around Cloud Storage and Access;
  • Open Source Investigation awareness on both the Clear and Dark Web environments;
  • Understand how to interrogate a Router on site for intelligence;
  • Demonstrate an understanding of communications platforms from traditional telephony, IP based communications and applications;
  • Understand the fundamentals around digital evidence handling and disclosure;
  • Understand and perform the MOSOVO role in line with any organisational polices and capabilities;
  • Recognise the methods used to bypass any Court Orders imposed.

We pride ourselves on our ability to tailor any course to fit your needs, and have experience of bespoking all of our training to a variety of organisations and audiences.

For details of availability and pricing, or to discuss the delivery of a bespoke course 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.

RSO Scene Visits

(LAW ENFORCEMENT PROFESSIONALS ONLY)

RSO Scene Visits

This RSO Scene Visits one-day course is for Law Enforcement professionals only.  It is aimed at that those who work with high risk offenders and will support those that are required to enforce court orders.

The aim of the day will be to support any orders that are in place around the handling and initial examination of devices as well as identifying and exploiting opportunities that may be available to effectively monitor offenders. Anyone who operates in this space will benefit from enhancing their own knowledge and confidence.


LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Identify potential investigative digital opportunities at a scene;
  • Understand the limitation factors that can affect your role at a scene;
  • Develop a knowledge of device operating systems and device navigation;
  • Understand the potential opportunities around Wi-Fi and Bluetooth;
  • Recognise the support that may be available through specialist teams or available software.

We pride ourselves on our ability to tailor any course to fit your needs, and have experience of bespoking all of our training to a variety of organisations and audiences.

For details of availability and pricing, or to discuss the delivery of a bespoke course 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.

OUR TRAINERS

Our training team have a breadth of subject knowledge and extensive Digital Investigation experience on many high profile and complex cases.

Matt Dyer

Matt Dyer

Head of Training

Matt is a former police detective with 23 years’ experience in departments including homicide, organised crime, anti-corruption, kidnap and extortion.

One of the first digital media investigators within the West Midlands Police and a digital media investigation education lead at the College of Policing.

Matt is our principal trainer with an unending passion for the digital environment, responsible for developing and delivering hundreds of courses to frontline officers, supervisors and specialist units.  His assures our training portfolio remains relevant in line with legislation and emerging capabilities and threats.

Mark Laing

Mark Laing

Technical Intelligence Director

Mark is a former police detective, having served Lancashire Constabulary for 18 years.

Combining his vast experience of major investigations and covert tactics with his deep understanding of technology, he is able to advise and consult on complex cases involving all types of digital evidence.

Mark is a C4-Certified Bitcoin Professional, a Certified Ethical Hacker, and a City & Guilds qualified RF Technician, and is responsible for developing our training prospectus for both classroom and online learning.

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

Testimonials

Take a look at what some of our clients have said about us:

The best part of the programme was the style and delivery from the staff at Blue Lights Digital. They have transferred their passion for the subject to their products.

UK Law Enforcement Agency

Great knowledge and a great sense of humour. Kept the group engaged through their operational credibility and clear understanding of what is a complex subject matter.

UK Police Force

One of the best training sessions I have attended! Extremely personable and knowledgeable trainers explaining a difficult subject matter and made sense of it. Very applicable to just about every area of modern day policing. I just wish the course lasted longer.

Senior Policing Leader

In 22 years of policing I have not attended training provided by an independent training provider and had as much confidence in the trainers, their wealth of knowledge in the subject matter and the quality of delivery of the subject.

Detective Sergeant, ROCU

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