Certified Cyber Forensics Professional

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What Does Certified Cyber Forensics Professional Mean?

The Certified Cyber Forensics Professional (CCFP) certification is one of several certifications offered by the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium ((ISC)2), a leader in cybersecurity and information technology (IT) management. (ISC)2 offers the CCFP certification to develop professional leadership in the growing field of cyber forensics.


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The discipline of cyber forensics involves recovering data that is difficult to obtain, due to prior user activity or other factors. These professionals must dig through IT systems and physical or logical storage media to locate pieces of information used for evidence in a legal process, research or otherwise valuable to a business or other entity.

In describing the CCFP certification, (ISC)2 officials point out that it is an advanced certification for those who need to adapt their knowledge of cyber forensics to different platforms and scenarios. Those who apply for a CCFP test often have more basic cyber forensics credentials and may have prior experience in law enforcement, business intelligence (BI) or law. Those who have worked with tools like e-discovery or in areas of cybersecurity management are good candidates for a CCFP certification.

The CCFP certification tests six domains, including:

  • Legal principles
  • Ethical principles
  • Forensic science
  • Application forensics
  • Hybrid technologies
  • Emerging technologies

Individuals are tested on details of these domains, including different types of investigations and court procedures, as well as the analysis of digital storage media and networks.


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