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Free & Affordable Training News Monthly: Jan – Feb 2024

The following contains newly released Digital Forensics, Incident Response, Malware Analysis and OSINT training from January, as well as upcoming live training for February. I also list new additions to the Free & Affordable Training Site. Like the Free & Affordable Training Site, everything in this blog post is under $1,000. Note: Purchases made through affiliate/partner links and/or using personalized discount codes is one of the things I rely on to be able to keep this website running. I am an affiliate or partner of the following companies mentioned in this post and references to them contain affiliate/partner links: Pluralsight, CyberDefenders,...

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Free & Affordable Training News Monthly: Dec 2023 – Jan 2024

The following contains newly released Digital Forensics, Incident Response, Malware Analysis and OSINT training and tools from December, as well as upcoming live training for January. I also list new additions to the Free & Affordable Training Site. Like the Free & Affordable Training Site, everything in this blog post is under $1,000. Note: Purchases made through affiliate/partner links and/or using personalized discount codes is one of the things I rely on to be able to keep this website running. I am an affiliate or partner of the following companies mentioned in this post and references to them contain affiliate/partner links:...

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Free & Affordable Training News Monthly: Nov-Dec, 2023

The following contains newly released DFIR & OSINT training and tools from November, as well as upcoming live training for December. A couple of these were released at the end of October and I missed them in my last blog post so I’m adding them here. I also list new additions to the Free & Affordable Training Site. Like the Free & Affordable Training Site, everything in this blog post is under $1,000. Note: Purchases made through affiliate/partner links and/or using personalized discount codes is one of the things I rely on to be able to keep this website running....

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Free & Affordable Training News: Black Friday 2023 Edition

I will still be sending out the “Free & Affordable Training News Monthly” at the end of this month with the newly launched training, but there are so many good DFIR and OSINT deals going on, I couldn’t resist highlighting them. If you want to see a list of all deals, they are located on the Current Discounts page of the Free & Affordable Training site. That list is updated year-round. Everything on the Free & Affordable training site is under $1,000 so that’s what I’ll be highlighting here as well. Can’t afford the deals? I’ll also be letting you...

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Free & Affordable Training News Monthly: October 2023

It’s been over a year since my last blog post. Instead of sending out a newsletter, each month I will blog about newly launched training and let you know about upcoming training events. The focus is on Digital Forensics & Incident Response (DFIR) training. Like the Free and Affordable Training Site, nothing in these blog posts will be over $1,000. This first blog post will cover two months of new releases since I started getting caught up in September after being out of the loop for a while. I will also list the training that has been added to the...

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DFIR Related Events for Beginners – May, 2020

A list of Digital Forensics and Incident Response related events and training that may be of interest to students/beginners for the month of May. May 4th – May 16th: NW3C CTF The competition will run from Monday, May 4th 2:00 PM EDT (6:00 PM UTC) until Saturday, May 16th 1:59 PM EDT (5:59 PM UTC).  The user who achieves the highest point total during the two week competition will be crowned the victor! May 4th – May 29th: Magnet Forensics Virtual Summit. Magnet Forensics is hosting a free virtual DFIR summit that starts on May 4th and goes throughout the month...

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DFIR Related Events for Beginners – April, 2020

A list of Digital Forensics and Incident Response related events and training that may be of interest to students/beginners for the month of April. As a result of the idea to make a monthly list of DFIR related events for beginners just now popping into my head, the April edition is for the end of April. I will start doing this at the beginning of each month. April 20, 2020: NW3C Capture The Flag Challenge. “The competition will run from Monday, April 20th 2:00 PM EDT (6:00 PM UTC) until Saturday, May 2nd 1:59 PM EDT (5:59 PM UTC).  The user...

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The Evolution of my Home Lab: From Break-Fix to Forensics

One of my favorite things to do in my spare time is play around in my home lab. Aside from being fun (to me anyway), home labs are a great way to get hands on experience using different hardware and software. To demonstrate what a home lab can be used for, I will talk about what I have personally done in my home lab over the years. In 2009, I started studying for the A+ certification exam. I put an ad on Freecycle looking for unwanted computers and computer equipment so I could practice repairing them. This was the beginning...

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