Training Events – 2010

Case Assessment and Interpretation, January 21, 2010  – This workshop, for police investigators, forensic scientists, legal professionals and others in law enforcement presented a high level overview of the concept of Case Assessment and Interpretation (CAI) and demonstrated how CAI could deliver benefit to the law enforcement and judicial system. CAI is a methodology to provide cost-effective forensic services, improve casework response times, and maximize evidential value. The workshop outlined the challenges of implementation and show how CAI is used in practice by investigators and scientists. The workshop will be delivered by leading CAI experts currently with the United Kingdom’s Forensic Science Service, supported by representatives from United Kingdom policing and United Kingdom Government.

OKLAHOMA LAW ENFORCEMENT SUMMIT, MARCH 18-19, 2010 – The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation and the University of Central Oklahoma co-hosted an Oklahoma Law Enforcement Summit on the UCO campus in Edmond, Oklahoma. This meeting was sponsored by the Oklahoma Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association, the Oklahoma Sheriffs Association, the Oklahoma Association of Chiefs of Police, and the District Attorneys Council.  This meeting was the first in what is hoped to become an annual event and provided participants with a minimum of 12 hours premier training approved by the Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training, provided numerous opportunities to exchange information with colleagues from around the state, allowed law enforcement professionals to express their needs and concerns to legislative leaders, allowed state law enforcement executives to discuss programs and services available to local agencies and provided an opportunity for those in the law enforcement community to become familiar with the new AT&T Digital Forensics Laboratory on the UCO campus.

 – Oklahoma Wildlife Conservation Officers were provided a day-long workshop in evidence collection, preservation and analysis.  This training provided hands-on exercises as well as lectures in the latest techniques and technologies.

Oklahoma Division of the International Association for Identification Conference and Workshops – May 10-12, 2010 – The Oklahoma Division of the International Association for Identification and the University of Central Oklahoma Forensic Science Institute have partnered to host the 2010 Annual Training Conference at the new Forensic Science Institute in Edmond, Oklahoma.  Information regarding registration can be found at:

Crime Scene To Courtroom

University of Central Oklahoma
Forensic Science Institute
July 26-28, 2010

This 3-day lecture course is designed for crime scene investigators and initial responders and will focus on the most recent techniques in processing crime scenes and preparing for the legal challenges faced in both state and federal courts.  The course will cover the fundamental steps and techniques in crime scene processing and will examine the legal process required to successfully introduce crime scene evidence in court.  Presenters will include faculty of the UCO FSI, OSBI instructors and both state and federal prosecutors.  Topics will include:

  • Crime Scene Management and Security
  • Crime Scene Documentation – Sketching, Mapping and Photography
  • Basic Evidence Collection and Preservation
  • Digital Evidence Collection and Preservation
  • Laboratory Capabilities
  • Coordinating With Investigators
  • Crime Scene Search Warrants and Exceptions
  • Handling Evidence
  • Preparing For Court

 CERT Incident Handling Training

The Forensic Science Institute (FSI) and the Cyber Forensic Lab (OU CFL) at the University of Oklahoma are hosting Computer Incident Response training. The Software Engineering Institute (SEI)  at Carnegie Mellon University will be bringing  CERT Incident Handling training on-site to the FSI facility in early August. The courses will be taught by a full-time SEI instructor and will include both lecture material and hands-on instruction.

Click on the links below to register for the course(s). If you are attending from UCO or OU please use the appropriate registration links when redirected to the registration website.

Fundamentals of Incident Handling

August 3, 2010 – August 6, 2010
9am – 5pm
Price: $1200.00

This four-day course is designed for computer security incident response team (CSIRT) technical staff that has little or no incident handling experience. It provides a basic introduction to the main incident handling tasks and critical thinking skills that will help an incident handler perform their daily work. It is recommended to those new to incident handling work. The course is designed to provide insight into the work that an incident handler may perform. It will provide an overview of the incident handling arena, including CSIRT services, intruder threats, and the nature of incident response activities.

Course attendees will:

  • learn how to gather the information required to handle an incident
  • realize the importance of having and following pre-defined CSIRT policies and procedures
  • understand the technical issues relating to commonly reported attack types
  • perform analysis and response tasks for various sample incidents
  • apply critical thinking skills in responding to incidents
  • identify potential problems to avoid while taking part in CSIRT work

The course incorporates interactive instruction, practical exercises, and role playing. Attendees have the opportunity to participate in sample incidents that they might face on a day-to-day basis.

Advanced Incident Handling

August 9, 2010 – August 13, 2010
9am – 5pm
Price: $1400.00

This five-day course is designed for computer security incident response team (CSIRT) technical personnel with several months of incident handling experience. It addresses techniques for detecting and responding to current and emerging computer security threats and attacks that are targeted at a variety of operating systems and architectures.

Course attendees will:

  • build on the methods and tools discussed in the Fundamentals of Incident Handling course
  • learn how to respond to system compromises at the privileged (root or administrator) level
  • receive interactive instruction
  • participate in facilitated discussions and group exercises
  • learn to identify and analyze a set of events and propose appropriate response strategies

Participants work as a team throughout the week to handle a series of escalating incidents that are presented as part of an ongoing scenario. Work includes team analysis of information and presentation of findings and response strategies. Participants also review broader aspects of CSIRT work such as computer forensics, artifact analysis; vulnerability handling; and the development of advisories, alerts, and management briefings.

Low Copy Number (LCN) DNA Analysis

Friday, October 22, 2010 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM (Central Time)

This one-day lecture seminar will provide current DNA examiners, forensic laboratory administrators, and criminal investigators with a comprehensive review of the advantages and limitations of Low Copy Number (LCN) Short Tandem Repeat (STR) analysis. Attendees will reinforce their prior understanding of LCN analysis concepts, and build upon existing knowledge through informed discussion. Topics will focus on the current state of LCN STR analysis methodologies, next generation STR chemistries, advances within the field, and the probative value of LCN STR evidence. Special attention will be given to the affect LCN STR analysis has had on the prosecution of criminal cases both within the United States and beyond. In addition, a forensic science poster session will be available to all attendees. Individuals interested in participating in the poster session are encouraged to provide an abstract to the Forensic Science Institute in advance. Deadline for submission is Friday, October 8, 2010 at 5:00 p.m.

Digital Forensics: Collection, Tools & Analysis

Friday, October 29, 2010  8:30am – 4:30pm
Sponsored by The Absentee Shawnee Tribal Police Department

This one-day course is designed for Law Enforcement Officers who are presented with digital evidence in the setting of a crime scene or investigations. The course is designed to provide techniques, insight, tools and analysis in the collection and preservation of digital evidence. It will also cover techniques of analysis and provide an overview of a forensic examination of the materials collected. Additionally, there will be explanatory information on the use of digital evidence within the setting of criminal acts.