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The advances in technology have caused a dramatic increase in cyber-attacks by criminals who are technologically advanced. These criminals thrive by frequently creating and distribute malicious codes to computer and devices across the world.... 

And it's only going to get worse! 

Around the world, organisations recruit cyber crime specialists to counteract the plans of the criminals. These specialist are employed to help prevent network intrusions, identity theft, data theft, etc. Cyber defence needs to be a priority for organisations across the world! 

Why CHFI is so popular 

One of the most sought after cyber crime specialist certifications is the Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHFI) certification. CHFI certification enables professionals to detect hacker attack, use different methods of extracting evidence, report crimes, and conducting audits and advice on preventative measures for future attacks. As technology advances and we become more digital, there is more opportunity for hackers to attack and access the vulnerable. Because of this, CHFI certified professionals can look forward to a growth oriented future! 

The CHFI course provides the necessary knowledge, skills, tools & disciplines of computer forensics including password cracking concepts & log capturing tools. The main focus of this course is analytical techniques, forensics tools, procedures used in identifying, securing, maintaining, and analysing computer forensic evidence. Successful students will become certified professionals and will be in a position to determine the vulnerabilities and track the intruders into the systems. 

CHFI Course Topics 

By attaining this course, professionals can prove their skill and knowledge in the following fields. 

  • Investigation processes in computer forensics 
  • Legal issues involved in investigations 
  • Searching evidence 
  • Methodologies of Acquisition and seizing 
  • Digital evidence 
  • Electronic crime scene evaluation 
  • Electronic evidence preservation 
  • Setting up forensic lab in computer 
  • Steganography 
  • Investigating password attacks 
  • Volatile and non-volatile information gatherings 
  • Investigate log files and determining the root cause 
  • Attacks on wireless and related issues 
  • E-mail crimes, its investigation and recovery of deleted emails 
  • Writing investigative reports 

CHFI Job Titles 

The Entry level positions include: 

  • Information security analyst 
  • Forensic computer analyst. 

The mid and senior level positions include: 

  • Security Engineer, 
  • Information Security Engineer 
  • Information technology IT director. 

CHFI Target Audience 

According to CERT, the target audience for the CHFI certification is: 

  • IT managers 
  • Law enforcement personnel 
  • e-Business Security professionals 
  • Legal professionals 
  • Systems administrators 
  • Insurance, banking, and other professionals 
  • Government agencies 
  • Defence and Military personnel 

CFHI Job Roles 

  • An understanding of cyber security operations processes, procedures, guidelines and solutions, including practical experience of cyber kill chain principles. 
  • Investigate potential cyber-attacks and intrusion attempts, and support containment, eradication, recovery, and lessons learned analysis of actual incidents. 
  • Gather forensic evidence for analysis, investigation, disciplinary action or criminal investigation. 
  • Leverage aggregated cyber threat intelligence, log, network flow, and anomaly data for analysis, research and the identification of potential compromise within AIG’s infrastructure or applications. 
  • Perform root cause analysis to identify gaps and provide technical and procedural recommendations that will reduce AIG’s exposure to cyber-risks. 
  • Investigate escalations from the Alert Validation team. 
  • Provide input on Incident Response process definition and to the development and maintenance of documented play-book procedures, knowledge articles, and training material. 
  • Create detailed incident and analysis reports, and provide concise summaries 
  • Communicate effectively with other stakeholders of our incident response efforts, including representatives of the business units, technology specialists, vendors, and others. 
  • Drive Incident Response continuous improvement by recommending and collecting various key metrics for reporting to senior management. 
  • Participate with other experts throughout the company to plan, test, and improve incident response capabilities. 
  • Knowledge of TCP/IP networking and core Internet protocols such as UDP, ICMP, DNS, FTP, SMTP, HTTP, SNMP, etc. 
  • Understanding of how to read and interpret malware analysis reports. 

With this certification, a professional can feel confident about his knowledge and ability to analyse any security flaw rising up in the system. 


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