hello and welcome to defy our investigations and witness testimony.
My name is Dustin Sacks, and I'll be your instructor for this course.
In this video, we're gonna cover a course introduction. A swell As an introduction of me, your instructor
students were taking this course to have a basic understanding of concepts such as evidence handling, chain of custody, trial procedure and digital forensic investigations.
You don't need to be an expert in any of thes, but you wanna have a least a passing understanding so that when we talk about them in this course, you'll understand these terms. You'll be familiar with them, and they'll be really much
of a review, as opposed Teoh a
learning it for the first time scenario.
Couple of disclaimers. First of all, I am not a lawyer, and nothing in this course should be taken. His legal advice.
Opinions are my own. Any opinions that I expressed in this course are my own. They're not representative of cyber Eri or my current or former employers.
Next, each testimony experience is different.
I'm going to share some stories in this course, and they're based on my own experience and may not be representative of experiences you might have.
Lastly, testimony is scary.
Let's just get that out of the way. First testimony is a very scary thing. If you're nervous while preparing for or during testimony, you're not alone. It's completely normal. Don't freak out.
It's overconfidence or a lack of nerves that gets you into trouble because you're more willing
to stretch your boundaries toe levels and maybe make draw conclusions or make statements that you wouldn't otherwise make.
This course is intended for digital forensics and incident response professionals who are preparing to testify for the first time
and those who are interested in learning more about the process. From collection and analysis to testimony.
The syllabus has broken into 10 modules. We're going to start off by talking about what the role of an expert witnesses
we'll talk about and conduct a bit of a forensic concept of review.
We'll talk about the investigative process and the expert report that comes out of that process.
We're then going to step back and talk about the origins of the American legal system.
We'll talk about the trial process,
the rules of evidence and procedure, and then we'll get into the expert testimony portion where we'll talk about providing depositions and affidavits and actual in court testimony
Finally, we'll finish up with some testimony. Do's and dont's
in the resource is tab of this course. You'll find a syllabus. Ah, glossary of important terms and references to videos and articles that I found interesting or that I think helps supplement this course
a little bit about myself. My name is Dustin Sacks. I have an MBA with a specialization in cybersecurity from the University of South Florida.
I'm a D F I R and information Security professional. With over 13 years of consulting and in house experience, I hold numerous digital forensics e discovery,
cybersecurity and general information. Security certifications, including the C, S, S, P
and I could be found on LinkedIn and via email at the link and address listed on this slide.
Fun fact about myself, as you'll see in the bottom right corner is the fact that my grandfather was the ball boy for the 1947 Brooklyn Dodgers, which is the team that Jackie Robinson joined in April of that year, breaking the color barrier for sports in the U. S.
Throughout this course, will have a number of quiz questions. These airmen Thio Just check where we're at. Make sure that we're understanding the material.
The first quiz question. What team was my grandfather? Ball boy. Four in 1947 1. The New York Mets to the Brooklyn Dodgers or three the San Francisco Giants.
And the answer, of course, the Brooklyn Dodgers.
In this video, we covered an introduction to the course and an introduction to me. The instructor. I look forward to going through this course with you. I would encourage you if you have questions, comments, feedback,
need assistance. Reach out to me on LinkedIn. Reach out to me via email. I am here to help you get the most you can out of this course.
I'm looking forward to going through this course with you and I'll see you in there.
Module 1.1 is titled Seeking the Truth.
Because as an expert witness and as a forensic expert,
the goal always has to be seeking the truth.
We go where the evidence takes us. We don't make up fax. We don't create false news.
Taylor things and tailor our findings
meet a certain story or to tell a certain story. We follow the facts. We follow the evidence. We seek the truth.
In this video, we're going to talk about the role of an expert witness and the characteristics of an expert witness,
because an expert witness is very different from a typical witness. And usually expert witnesses have very similar, very unique characteristics.
The characteristics of an expert number one. They're usually very impartial. They go where the evidence takes them. They seek the truth.
Second is that an expert is typically methodical. They they follow a scientific and repeatable plan and a repeatable course of action. We'll talk about the concept of repeat ability
a specific and defined process,
they're detail oriented. They live in the my New Shut. They live in the little itty bitty details that most people overlook.
And finally, there ableto avoid bias. They set aside any preconceptions and again so they seek the truth.
We'll talk about bias and the different types of biases and how to overcome bias see in the next
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In this video, we covered the role of an expert witness and and the characteristics of an expert witness