Computer Crime / LAN Investigation

Course Description - This 40-hour course is designed to teach law enforcement investigators the principals of responding to and investigating network intrusion crimes. Students will create a Local Area Network (LAN), Wide Area Network (WAN), Global Area Network (GAN) and use it to study, explore and understand how exploits and hacks of networked systems are committed.

Who Should Attend - Persons assigned to conduct investigations of on-line criminal activity including network intrusions and denial of service attacks.

Course Objectives - Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to plan and prepare for all stages of an advanced on-line investigation. The student will have learned about network intrusions, attacks on servers, proper evidence handling, hacker tools, investigative processes to assist with computer forensic investigations of network intrusions, and on-line surveillance of network activity. The student will be able to effectively communicate with the system administrator of a network. With this knowledge, the investigator will be better prepared to analyze the criminal activity and bring the case to a successful completion.

Course Outline

  • Network Construction and Operation
  • In-Depth Examination of Networking Protocols
  • Advanced Investigative Techniques
  • Review of Current Network Exploits
  • Case Analysis of Network Intrusions
  • Legal Update
  • Resources
  • Evidence Handling
  • Hands-On Lab

Additional Information - Two presentations of this course are planned during this fiscal year. It is anticipated that additional presentations may be offered this fiscal year and made possible through funds provided by the Office of Emergency Services (OES).

For further information contact the ATC at (916) 464-1200, and ask for the Program Training Officer or Secretary for this course.