ICAC-CI240 Intermediate Cyber Investigations: Virtual Currency  (2 Days)

Live Online Training
Wed 05/27/2020 - Thu 05/28/2020
9:00am-5:00pm Eastern

This course is funded through OJJDP. To register for this class, you must be affiliated with an ICAC Task Force. Furthermore, you must agree to comply with the Best Practices and Standards established by ICAC. If you have any questions about the ICAC Best Practices and Standards, please contact your ICAC commander.

Course description
This course provides students with the fundamental knowledge and skills they need to investigate crimes involving virtual currency. Instructors explain foundational concepts like the characteristics of money, virtual currency, and cryptocurrency. Blockchain technology, proof work, and proof of stake are covered; and students learn how industry-leading cryptocurrencies (Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Monero) work and how they differ from each other. Finally, students learn investigative techniques for tracking and documenting transactions; and best practices for seizing and securing cryptocurrency.

Virtual currency basics. History of money and of virtual currency. Categorizing virtual currency.

Blockchain. History of the blockchain. Understanding different protocols.

Cryptocurrencies in detail. Bitcoin, Ethereum, Monero and other privacy coins.

Investigative techniques. Seizing virtual currency; tracking transactions through the blockchain; documenting investigative results.

Recommended skills
This course is intended for law enforcement personnel with an interest in best practices for conducting and documenting an online investigation.

All classes are subject to cancellation up to 45 days before the start of class if the minimum class registration threshold is not met.

Class Fee: $0
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