Cell Forensics Course looks to expand across European training network


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The Cell Site Analysis course from CSAS ran on the afternoon of the 18 June 2015 in The Glass Room at Edinburgh Napier University, with an aim to scale out the training across Europe using the DFET educational infastructure. It focused on the use mobile phones within crime investigations, and the course will be scaled to run within the virtualised infastructure produced with the EU-funded DFET project {details}.

Course coverage

Areas covered included:

  • Introduction –  Forensic Analytics; Cellular network types & how they work;
  • Sources of forensic information;
  • Scenario – bank raid in Letchworth;
  • Investigative stage 1 – Forensic radio coverage surveys;
  • Investigative stage 2 – handset download techniques;
  • Investigative stage 3 – request celullar billing records, perform cell site analysis;
  • Investigative stage 4 – identify WiFi hotspots used by target phone;
  • Additional CCTV evidence provided;
  • Investigative stage 5 – ANPR requests;
  • Recap the investigation and show how the dots were joined together;
  • Review the time taken to manually process the investigation;
  • Introduce CSAS – reprocess case data using automated methods

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Associated people

William Buchanan
Director of CDCS
+44 131 455 2759
Adrian Smales
Research Fellow
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Marian Dunbar
+44 131 455 2711
Dynamic Forensics Evaluation and Training (DFET)
Dynamic Forensics Evaluation and Training (DFET) will create new training methods/techniques to support judicial authorities, law enforcement agencies and associated stakeholders in the fight against cybercrime through the development of a virtual (cloud-based) cybercrime training environment to...
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