World’s Most Comprehensive Computer Forensics Certification – Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator (C|HFI) Version 8 is Available Now

World’s Most Comprehensive Computer Forensics Certification – Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator (C|HFI) Version 8 is Available Now
January 31, 2012 EC-Council

EC-Council releases the brand new Version 8 of the Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator (C|HFI) Certification Program. C|HFI is designed to equip security professionals with the necessary skills to identify an intruder’s footprints and to properly gather the required evidence to prosecute in the court of law.

January 24, 2012, Albuquerque, New Mexico – EC-Council announces the availability of the all-new Version 8 of the Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator (C|HFI) program. The program will be available on February 27th, 2012 exclusively in 20 training centers across 15 countries.

A report by Symantec confirms that “Cybercrime has surpassed illegal trafficking as the leading criminal money maker.” With lucrative returns, low risk and difficulty of providing admissible evidence in courts of law, computer and networks become the fastest growing technology tools favored by criminals. With the cost of security breaches almost tripling every two years, organizations need to designate well-trained security professionals to perform digital discovery, evidence acquisition and analysis in an acceptable manner to ensure that they trace, reduce or eliminate key security risks that face their organizations.

EC-Council C|HFIv8 program prepares designated security professionals to track, investigate and apprehend cyber criminals from the inside and outside of the organization.

CHFIv8 presents a detailed methodological approach towards computer forensics and evidence analysis. It is a comprehensive course covering important forensic investigation scenarios that enables students to acquire hands-on experience on various forensic investigation techniques and standard forensic tools. This skillset is necessary to successfully carryout a thorough computer forensic analysis leading to prosecution of perpetrators.

Among the salient features of the C|HFIv8 are:

  • Revamped courseware with more emphasis on hands-on forensic techniques and methodologies.
  • A total of 22 modules showcasing the latest forensics concepts, forensic techniques and tools.
  • Over 200 labs, real-life cases, evidence files and forensic challenges
  • Over 500 industry standard forensics lab tools
  • Lab platform based on Windows 2008 Server and Windows 7
  • Choice of classroom or virtual lab environment.
  • Diagrammatic representation of concepts and forensic investigation techniques
  • Result-oriented, descriptive and analytical lab manual.

Jay Bavisi, President of EC-Council said, “According to PwC’s information security Breaches Survey 2010, nearly half of the large organizations admit that they have experienced insider threats (misuse of web and email access, misuse of confidential information, and unauthorized access to systems or data). Organizations today face a very challenging threat in the form of insider abuse that must be addressed to ensure the safety of their organizations’ digital assets.”

A C|HFI v8 professional will be able to understand:

  • The process of investigating cybercrime, laws involved, and the details in obtaining a search warrant.
  • Different types of digital evidence, rules of evidence, digital evidence examination process, and electronic crime and digital evidence consideration by crime category.
  • Roles of first responder, first responder toolkit, securing and evaluating electronic crime scene, conducting preliminary interviews, documenting electronic crime scene, collecting and preserving electronic evidence, packaging and transporting electronic evidence and reporting the crime scene.
  • How to recover deleted files and deleted partitions in Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux.
  • The process involved in forensic investigation using Access Data FTK and Encase Steganography and its techniques, Steganalysis, and image file forensics.
  • Password Cracking Concepts, tools, types of password attacks and how to investigate password protected file breach
  • Different types of log capturing techniques, log management, time synchronization and log capturing tools.
  • How to investigate logs, network traffic, wireless attacks, and web attacks.

How to track e-mails and investigate e-mail crimes.

EC-Council has certified professionals from Fortune 500 companies as well as various IT giants, conglomerates and government agencies around the world. The corporations and agencies include: US Department of Defence, FBI, CIA, Microsoft, Symantec, Deloitte, and IBM.
For more information, please contact the nearest authorized training center or


Kanesan Visvanathan- Products and Operations Executive-

About EC-Council:

The International Council of E-Commerce Consultants (EC-Council) is a member-based organization that certifies individuals in cyber security and e-commerce. It is the owner and developer of 20 security certifications, including Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator (CHFI), Certified Security Analyst /Licensed Penetration Tester (ECSA/LPT) certification and Certified Chief Information Security Officer (C|CISO). EC-Council has trained over 90,000 security professionals and certified more than 40,000 members. EC-Council’s certification programs are offered by over 450 training centers across 87 countries. These certifications are recognized worldwide and have received endorsements from various government agencies including the U.S. Department of Defense via DoD 8570.01-M, the Montgomery GI Bill, National Security Agency (NSA) and the Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS). EC-Council also operates EC-Council University and the global series of Hacker Halted information security conferences. For more information about EC-Council visit, follow @ECCouncil on Twitter, LinkedIn or visit EC-Council’s Facebook page.