Smartphones has become a necessity for people these days. They are highly intelligent, and can perform just as many things as a desktop computer. Hence, it is important to understand the forensics concepts and challenges that mobile brings. With a wide variety of operating systems and models of phones being available in the market, CASA is an expert-level course that takes its students in an in-depth look of how forensics can be done on them.
In collaboration with Temasek Polytechnic, the Cellebrite Advanced Smartphone Analysis (CASA) course was offered to students from Temasek Polytechnic at a subsidized cost. Representing the diploma and ISACA, year 3 students Andy Chua and Chan Jian Hao from the Diploma in Digital Forensics attended the four-day course at Cliftons Singapore.
Within the four days of training, many useful concepts like ‘SQLite structure on mobile’, ‘Mobile artefacts recovery’ and ‘Smartphone Cloud Analysis’ on mobile forensics were covered. By the end of the course, Jian Hao and Andy has learnt how to perform acquisition and forensics analysis on iOS, Android, and Windows devices using the Cellebrite UFED. Many interesting case studies and sample devices were available during the course, and we even had the opportunity to crack the passwords on our own mobile devices.
As technology and security evolves, it is also important for forensics practitioners to stay updated. With courses like CASA, it will certainly be helpful in preparing students for the future.