Training: Mobile Device Forensics
Even as law enforcement builds its capacity to collect and analyze digital evidence from mobile devices, the landscape is
constantly changing. With more than 40 cell phone operating systems in use and manufacturers frequently releasing new or updated
operating systems, providing law enforcement with current forensics tools and training opportunities is a major challenge.
Currently, there are few tools and trainings that encompass the entire scope of cell phone forensic acquisition and analysis.
Cell Phone Forensics 101, a three-day training program, attempts to fill this gap. The program is offered to law enforcement
at locations throughout the United States. The course offers a review of best practices for seizing and preserving cell phones
and the evidence they contain. This training covers where evidence may be found on the phone, how to preserve that evidence
as well as how to properly transport and package cell phones for examinations. NIJ funded the development of this training
Because the training is not software-specific, students can apply what they learn to various programs. Material covered in
the training is constantly updated to reflect new developments in mobile device technology.
Take the Course
BK Forensics offers both the Cell Phone Forensics 101 course and Mobile Phone Seizure Training and Certification. Visit the BK Forensics website Exit Notice to learn more about these courses including course locations and costs.
Date Modified: November 19, 2010