The 3CFL is committed to equipping law enforcement professionals on the Central Coast with the knowledge and skills they need to better protect the public. For this reason, we have partnered with the California Cybersecurity Institute (CCI) to provide this training with its state-of-the-art facilities and training programs.
Their programs help shape California’s cyber standards and practices by offering an environment for cyber defense innovation through advanced study as well as basic and applied research on emerging issues and technical challenges.
Below you will find a brief overview of each class that the CCI provides - each designed to take your agency to the next level of cyber forensics and security.
Digital Evidence for Legal Professionals
Cellebrite Digital Forensics for Legal Professionals is a two-day class designed to educate personnel charged with the review, submission, and pursuit of justice using digital forensics evidence. The comprehensive course materials are used to engage class participants in hands-on exercises for familiarization with the devices and software used by digital forensic experts. Participants are provided with tools and solutions for use to verify the experts claims, seek additional information from service providers to assist with timeline and location data, and conduct data analytics. Additionally, legal professionals are offered information on how to question the expert and prepare digital evidence witnesses for court to present effective testimony.
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Best Practices for Organizations
Keep up-to-date with OS and software patches
Updates keep you safe from the known security holes that malicious hackers use to gain access to your systems and data.
Regularly backup your data
Data backups protect you in the event of accidental data loss or corruption (i.e. Ransomware): https://www.us-cert.gov/sites/default/files/publications/data_backup_options.pdf
Maintain Access Controls
Limiting access to only what your users need to perform their duties is not only a good policy, but it might help save the exposure of your most sensitive data in the event of a breach.
Keep detailed logs from systems and applications
Keep a complete record of what happens in your systems. This is both useful for security and troubleshooting purposes.
Educate and train your employees:
Human error contributes to approximately 95% of successful cybersecurity breaches. Keep your users educated on acceptable use, Social Engineering, and what to watch out for to identify the latest cyber-attacks.