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No-cost Digital Forensics Fundamentals seminar December 13


Have you ever wondered what can be retrieved from your computer, even after your Internet history and cache have been deleted? If so, that might be one reason to attend a digital forensics seminar 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Dec. 13 in Meadowdale Hall 124, Edmonds College, 20000 68th Ave. W, Lynnwood. Admission is free to the public; however, registration is required.

Edmonds CC is the only college in the state offering this seminar, to be conducted by Edmonds CC instructor Steven Hailey. Edmonds CC is also the only college in the state with several certified data recovery experts who teach this curriculum. Participants can learn about information security and digital forensics careers, tour the college's clean room, and learn how data is recovered from hard drives that have been in floods and fires or purposefully rendered inoperable.

Seminar topics will include:

  • Data storage, hard drives and media
  • Sources of data and evidence
  • Forensics in a networked environment
  • Computer forensics procedures—methods to start an analysis and investigation
  • Locating and extracting evidence from the Windows registry and evidence related to Internet and email activity
  • Employment outlook

In addition, Hailey will discuss a case of credit card fraud and identity theft he worked on for law enforcement.

The college began offering its Information Security and Digital Forensics Associate of Technical Arts degree in 2005 to meet the growing demand nationwide for cyber security expertise. The college also offers a certificate in Digital Forensics.