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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

Digital Tactical Advisor
(DTAC): Level 1

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.

Cryptocurrency Investigation

Cryptocurrency
Investigation

Cryptocurrency Investigation course: Suitable for DMI’s, Financial/Economic Crime Investigators, Cyber-Crime staff and anyone seeking to enhance their knowledge around this subject area.

 

Ciphertrace Certified Examiner Course:  Must have completed the Cryptocurrency Investigation course or equivalent and wish to enhance and expand their knowledge and understanding to a higher level. It includes certification to use the CipherTrace blockchain analysis software.

Digital Support Advisor

Digital Support
Advisor

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.

OSINT Open Source Investigation

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.

Digital Skills for Supervisors

Digital Skills
for Supervisors

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

Digital Skills
for the Frontline

For front-line officers and 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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CLASSROOM courses

These are our currently available courses.

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Digital Tactical Advisor (DTAC): Level 1

DTAC-1

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– 

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Digital Tactical Advisor (DTAC): Level 2

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

 

Cryptocurrency

We provide two Cryptocurrency training courses: Cryptocurrency Investigation, and CipherTrace Certified Examiner training.

 

CRYPTOCURRENCY INVESTIGATION COURSE:

This course is suitable for DMI’s, Financial/Economic Crime Investigators, Cyber-Crime staff and anyone seeking to enhance their knowledge around this subject area.

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.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the history and purpose of bitcoin;
  • Understand the principles of blockchain ad digital currency;
  • Recognise the opportunities to trace and evidence transactions;
  • Investigate the methods by which people buy and sell cryptocurrency;
  • Identify methods for seizure and confiscation of cryptocurrency;
  • Develop a strategy for the de-anonymisation of cryptocurrency addresses and wallets

CIPHERTRACE CERTIFIED EXAMINER COURSE

This course is aimed at those within the organisation that have completed the Cryptocurrency Investigation course or equivalent and wish to enhance and expand their knowledge and understanding to a higher level. It includes certification to use the CipherTrace blockchain analysis software.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand address clustering and apply to an investigation;
  • Gain confidence in the creation and presentation of an evidential product;
  • One-day certified CIPHERTRACE analyst training.

Prerequisites

Delegates wishing to attend the CipherTrace Certified Examiner Course should have completed the Cryptocurrency Investigation course, and have a licensed access to the Ciphertrace blockchain analysis tool. If your organisation does not have access to this tool, please contact us for a demonstration.

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

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

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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

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.

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.

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

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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

Ops Director

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

Creative 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.

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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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