[Yetunde oloko], DIMACS REU [2019]</Drone and Metal Detection at Stadiums

About Me

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Name: [Yetunde Oloko]
Email: [Yoloko] (at) dimax.rutgers.edu
Office: [CoRE 448 ]
Home Institution: [New Jeresy City University]
Project: [Drone and Metal Detection at Stadiums]

About My Project

Digital forensics is the collection, analysis, and reporting of various types of electronic data. It can be preserved and potentially be used in various types of investigations and/or court proceeding. There are numerous type of forensic tools used to capture data that can be used as evidence in the court of law. However, without the proper knowledge and certification; it is difficult for local law enforcement to use digital evidence effectively for an investigation. Furthermore, Technology is constantly changing so it is significant to maintain constant training for patrol officers, prosecutors, and judges. The point of this research is to analyze, improve training and certification requirements for digital forensics. This help Homeland Security units as well as state and local law enforcement to effectively collect digital evidence. We will be partnering up with the Federal Law Enforcement training center to identify gaps in DHS digital forensics training with the help of the National Institution of Standard and Technology (NIST) recommendation. Lastly, this project is under the Criminal Investigation and Network Analysis (CINA) Center at George Mason University.

Research Log

Week 0

Hello Everyone Welcome to DIMACS .

Week 1

During this week, I moved in and gradually adjusted to the environment. I was ecstatic to meet my colleague, Hannah and I put together a presentation about our project to present to DIMACS faculty members and students. I read numerous digital forensic articles and familiarized myself with National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) digital forensics guidelines.

Week 3

I continued with my research this week and discovered different forensic tools that are used to collect digital evidence. What drew my attention, was the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) computer forensic tool testing report. The report was based on detailed information on how an organization can establish forensic capability and develop the needed fundamental policies and procedures. The focus is on helping organizations use forensic techniques to aid in the investigation of computer security, troubleshooting and other (IT) operational problems (Koya). I was able to make a connection with the NIST recommendation to Federal Law enforcement Training Center FLTC digital forensic certifications that is offer to local law enforcement, to see what FLETC need to apply to the course they already offer. The best part of this week was the opportunity to meet with the Externship Exchange Students. The Rutgers Master of Business and Science (MBS) degree program runs an Externship Exchange opportunity for students and companies to match MBS students to corporate sponsored small projects. All projects and teams are directed by the Externship Coordinator, Dr. Nelson.

Week 4

Did you know the Nokia Bell labs anechoic chamber was once the quietest room you could be in? My trip to the lab this week was the icing on the cake for me. I had the pleasure of listening to five different speakers present their research. Matthew Andrews research was the one that captured most of my attention. His research was on the 5 generations, concentrating on Scheduling Algorithms for 5G Networks with Mid-haul Capacity Constraints. Regarding my research, I am currently using quantitative data to analyze what certifications would a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) agent need. Based on analysis of the survey performed, the most important certificates that were mentioned by the agents were SANS, CELLEBRITE, and GIAC. With that being said, I utilized this valuable piece of information in comparison to the certification already offered to the agents by FEDERAL LAW ENFORCEMENT TRAINING CENTER(FLETC). After carefully evaluating some of the course from both parties, I observed that most of the courses offered by FLETC were basic level courses. I was able to spot the differences in the course syllabus. For instance, JTAG ChipOff for Smartphones is a course offered by both SANS AND FLETC. However, in comparison to the FLECT course curriculums, JTAG Chip off only entails Cellular Forensics Software Equipment Maintenance & Inventory Computer Encryption/Decryption. Whereas, SANS Curriculums is much more in-depth than just the basics, it includes: smartphone overview and malware forensics, android forensic, IOS forensic, backup file and blackberry forensic, smartphone forensic capstone, ETC. You can read more about these certifications by clicking these links FLETC SANS

Week 5

Whew! what a stressful week. After a huge session of brainstorming, I was able to narrow down the steps I wanted to take, to simplify the certification database Dr. Christis provided me with. This database was a well-detailed excel sheet with multiple digital forensic certifications listed. Along with these came some pieces of information like course name, proficiency level, exam method, forensic life cycle that the course matches up with, delivery method and mobile forensic National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Extraction level among others.The first step I took was to understand the NIST , National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) workforce framework. The NIST NICE framework was released in November of 2016 and it includes seven different workforce categories and specialty areas. Most importantly, the framework has an impact on an organisation ability to protect its data, system, and operations. What I did was match up each certification in the date base to the NIST NICE framework specialty area, which varied from Cyber investigation, Digital Forensics, Risk Management, etc. This strategy gave me a visual perspective on how certifications can be compared and allowed me to spot if they are equivalent or not.

Week 6


Week 7

During this week i spent a significant amount of time preparing for the final presentation. My research has been on digital forensics certification leading to equivalence classes. Therefore i talked about what my approach has been, which is using the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) National Initiative for Cyber Security Education (NICE) Framework, as a tool to analyze which certification meet the criteria of the KSAs, Skils, and Ability that fall under "Investigate" of the NIST NICE Framework. you can find more information about my presention with the link down below. Furthermore, I was able to present an update of my duties at the Criminal Investigation Network Analysis (CINA) meeting this week. Dr.Dennis Egan and I discussed future goals for the certification database, including what needs to be added or removed.

Week 8

Working on my final report

Week 9


References & Links

  1. Intro presentation .
  2. Digital Evidence and the US. Criminal Justice System, - click here .
  3. National Institute of standards and Technology (NIST) computer forensic Tool Testing (CFTT) Reports , - click here .
  4. My final presentaion - click here .
  5. NIST NICE Cybersecurity Workforce framework - click here .

    Special thanks to the DIA grant for Intelligence Community Centers - Critical Technology Studies Program, For making this possible and giving me an opportunity to be apart of something great




    MBS Externship Exchange program