The world is fighting and coping up with the COVID pandemic every day and t has brought personal and professional life to a standstill. Still, thanks to the innovation of humanity that people are able to continue somehow with their work and education during these difficult times.
There are several reasons why you should consider attending webinars especially at this time.
- No full stop to flow of knowledge- Just like the class room , webinar enables you to learn from best of professionals not within your University or Country but across the globe.
- Cost -effective- Most of these webinars are free to attend, so it turns out to be pocket friendly.
- Keeps you safe – Since it is essential to be at home at this crucial time, what else do you need. You can be home and still keep learning.
- Doubt clearing sessions- These webinars have Q & A at the end, so you can get answers instantaneously.
We have compiled the list of best of the webinars scheduled in August 2020 in the field of forensic science.
1. Network Forensics: Challenges and Tools
Date: August 12, 2020, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm (ET)
Duration : 1 hour
Dr. Kathryn Seigfried-Spellar
Dr. Baijian “Justin” Yang
In response to criminal investigations involving digital evidence, law enforcement needs forensically sound tools to acquire, evaluate, process, and present the data to the court. In the case of network forensics, challenges arise when the evidence is buried in large volumes of data.
The financial burdens of purchasing and licensing proprietary tools are not sustainable for law enforcement. This webinar reviews a set of open-source tools, including snort, pcap, TcpDump, wireshark, and NetworkMiner. It also highlights a recent open-source toolkit, FileTSAR, developed by Purdue University. This user-friendly toolkit can extract digital evidence from large amounts of network traffic and reconstruct unencrypted files, web pages, emails, and VOIP. FileTSAR achieves great performance by leveraging Spark, ElasticSearch, Kafka, and Kibana.
Since existing tools all have their own limitations, the presenters will also discuss the challenges in network forensics. Potential workarounds will be given for law enforcement and future work is identified for researchers in the field.
Funding by – National Institute of Justice
2. The Techniques of Digital Forensics
Date: 13 Aug 2020 at 18:00Hrs
Duration : 2 hours
Speaker: Christopher Watts, Computer Forensics Expert
The speaker will discuss the below mentioned topics-
- What is digital forensics
- Why you need an investigator experienced in court proceedings
- Where a digital investigator will look for data
- How can digital forensics help your case
- Call data records interpretation made easy
- Cell site analysis and its often overlooked limitations
- Streamlined forensic reports and how they can be misleading in digital cases
- Case studies and examples of multidisciplinary cases
3. CCTV Enhancement: The Devil is in the Details
Date : 27 Aug 2020 at 18:00Hrs
Duration: 2 hours
Speaker: Iain McArthur, 23 years’ experience working as an Independent Forensic Audio/Video Enhancement and Transcription Specialist.
The speaker will talk about the methods and techniques of CCTV enhancement, and reveal how CCTV footage can help with casework; even when the footage is deemed too ‘poor quality’!
4.Animal Forensics. ‘What’s Killing Them Isn’t Making Us Stronger‘
Date :06 Aug 2020 at 18:00Hrs
Duration: 1.30 hours
Speaker :Dr Samantha Pickles
As almost half of all households own a pet, the evidential potential of the animal, and its surroundings, represents a significant but under-utilised source of material. Alongside acting as ‘silent witnesses’ animals may be used as weapons (both physically and emotionally) and they are gaining recognition as victims in their own right.
With recent announcements to reclassify the offence to either way and increase sentences to 5 years in cases of animal cruelty, this timely webinar will raise the awareness of the increase of these case types and the link between animal and human abuse.
5. DNA Evidence in Sexual Assaults
Date: 20 Aug 2020 at 18:00Hrs
Duration : 2 hours
Speaker : Clare Jarman
Speaker of the webinar will talk about DNA in Sexual Assault Cases; Body Fluids and their analysis, persistence, the basic principles, complex interpretation considerations such as transfer and persistence, and the overall investigation process, including SFRs.
Let us know if you come across any good webinar happening in and around you. It will definitely help everyone in the forensic community.