Information is the new currency of the digital world and navigating this web requires software allowing users to manage the limitless data flow between an individual and the virtual world. The NATO SOF Media Exploitation (MEDEX) Course concentrates on the retrieval and examination of data stored on computers and other digital storage devices, and the fusion of this data into intelligible reports. Students will learn computer forensic basics, memory structure, how to identify and correct corrupted data, file carving, password breaking, and basic decryption techniques. All forensic tools used in this class are ‘freeware’ and will be available to the student upon graduation.
Once data is available for analysis, students will be presented with a series of scenarios where they will triage extracted information and structure the data for further analysis. From decoding pictures hidden within text, retrieving deleted data from unallocated space, to building a virtual user profile during an investigation, A NATO SOF MEDEX graduate will leave with the software tools and knowledge that can immediately enhance their unit's capabilities at any level of operation.
An alternative ADL (Distance Learning) version of this course is available HERE.