Skip Header

Federal Deposit
Insurance Corporation

Each depositor insured to at least $250,000 per insured bank

Continuing IT Training Program

Cyber Forensics (formerly Cyber Security and IT Forensics)

Program Overview

This course will introduce students to the tools, techniques, and procedures employed by digital investigation teams found at various sizes and types of organizations in order to be able to properly assess the effectiveness of these teams and how they fit into the larger picture of the IT security program.

Key Objectives

Students will learn basics of various digital forensics tools, techniques, and procedures. Students will learn the skills necessary to properly collect digital evidence, how to properly handle that evidence, what artifacts to look for in evidence, and to properly report the findings. Specific attention will be placed on various industry best practices and when different practices should and should not be applied in order to prepare students to understand and audit the effectiveness of forensics teams.

Instructional Format

Lectures and class discussion


Four and one-half day course



Target Audience

IT Subject Matter Experts and IT Examiners with significant IT experience.

This course is open to appropriate staff of the FDIC and partner government regulatory agencies. This course is not open to the public or staff of private banks.


Participant should have attended ITEC and all Basic Level courses, and if possible, Network Architecture and Security.

Pre-Course Assignment


Special Requirements


Post-Course Feedback



Depending on the vendor, this course may provide CPE/CEU credits. Any credits offered would be strictly handled by the vendor.

More Information

For more information concerning course content and administration, please contact Kathryn Shipley at (703) 516-5071.

Skip Footer back to content