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New IT forensic training course for systems administrators

GÉANT Learning and Development is happy to announce the launch of the new online training programme (delivered by WP8 T1) “IT Forensics for System Administrators”.

The programme consists of 8 live online sessions running from 23 November 2021 until 27 January 2022. Attendance is open to all GN4-3 participants, NRENs and participating organisations as well as wider CERT community; the programme will be of special interest to system/network administrators.

IT forensics have become vital in handling security incidents, and while putting the evidence together is a job for specifically trained investigators, administrators will often be left alone with detection of incidents, initiating an investigation and aiding investigators to gather the required evidence.

Unfortunately, many administrators are not trained in forensic investigation and didn’t receive the necessary guidance before they are thrown in at the deep end.

This module addresses these shortcomings with an introduction to the basic organisational steps of incident handling and forensics from the administrator’s perspective as well as how to ascertain that all incidents are detected and uncovered. Methods and tools to collect the various forms of evidence data are explained so that administrators are enabled to fulfil their role in a forensic investigation.

This training programme consists of 8 live online sessions. Please note that only one registration per person is necessary to attend all or selected training sessions.

Once registration is complete a calendar invitation with the link to join an online session will be forwarded (closer to the training date).

All sessions will be recorded, so we advise participants to complete the registration even if they do not intend to attend all sessions – we will notify all those registered when the recordings become available.


For more details about the programme, visit GLAD website:

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