The Cyber Review: Digital Forensics Tools, Canadian Banks, Udacity

April 2, 2021
Written by Farah


Digital forensics requires multiple steps: identification and preservation of evidence, proof analysis, documentation, and presentation in court if needed. Multiple tools are required for an investigation in different steps. Reliable tools:

  1. Disk analysis tool: The Sleuth Kit analyzed images and hard drives
  2. Network analysis tool: Wireshark supports live traffic capture. This tool can analyze the network to identify malware and access deleted data too.
  3. Image creation tool: AccessData Forensics Toolkit create disk tools which are then analyzed by disk analysis tools like The Sleuth Kit.
  4. Memory forensic tool: Volatility is a tool that is used to get data stored in RAM, helps analyze volatile memory.
  5. Windows forensics tool: Registry Racon is a tool that recreates the Windows registry
  6. Mobile forensics tool: Cellebrite UFED is a tool that has the capability to support different platforms and is widely used since organizations have started to give workers mobiles.
  7. Linux tool: Acts as virtual machines such as CAINE.

Udacity Adds School of Cybersecurity

Udacity, popular online learning platform, launched a cybersecurity courses to train new cybersecurity professionals. The School of Cybersecurity curriculum currently encompasses four nanodegrees:

  • Introduction to Cybersecurity, covering foundational skills in how to evaluate, maintain and monitor the security of IT systems;
  • Security Analyst, focused on identifying, correcting and responding to security weaknesses and incidents;
  • Security Engineer, focused on protecting an organizations computer networks and systems from security threats or attacks; and
  • Ethical Hacker, in which learners gain the skills to find and exploit vulnerabilities in various systems, design and execute a penetration testing plan, and report on test findings.

How digital forensic tools can help uncover evidence in insolvencies

Due to COVID-19, governments have provide subsidies to individuals and businesses. Insolvency practitioners are expected to see a rise in bankruptcies next year once the subsidies have are come to an end. Banks and lenders can use digital forensics to build their case to try to get back what's owed to them by businesses or people. They can also seek a court order through a digital forensics team.

Digital forensics teams should look out for suspicious activity such as deletion of files, financial documents, contact information, networks, or servers.

"These are all reasons to get in and collect, preserve and analyse digital forensic evidence as early and quickly as possible using specialized cyber investigators and technology," says Ryan Duquette, a digital forensic specialist RSM Canada.

Collection and preservation of data is a very important step in the digital forensics process so following proper methodologies is key to building your case and uncovering evidence in insolvencies.