The Cyber Academy has a foundation in an existing EU funded project (DFET). It is funded by DG Home – Prevention Of and Fight against Crime. Overall the partners on the project include Edinburgh Napier University, Joseph Stefan Institute (JSI), Stockholm University, Police Scotland, and Aconite Internet Solutions. More details: [external Web site][staff involved].

DFET is a unique Cyber Security Web-based training environment which has been developed by a collaboration between academia, industry and law enforcement, and which integrates on-line material within virtualised training material. Key features include:

  • Full coverage of cyber security.
  • MSc degree integration.
  • Fully virtualised practical environments.
  • Ever-changing challenges.
  • Professional certification
  • On-line lectures and demonstrations
  • Integrated feedback
  • On-site or remote training

DFET (Digital Forensics Evaluation and Training)

DFET creates new training methods/techniques to support judicial authorities, law enforcement agencies and associated stakeholders in the fight against cybercrime through the development of a virtual (cloud-based) cybercrime training environment to include real life simulation and scenario analysis.  It aims to  improve crime detection rates by providing scenario-based training in line with the dynamic nature of cybercrime. Overall DFET aims to create a training infrastructure which can share cyber training across Europe, and allow access to hands-on environments, no matter the physical location of trainer.

Training material

The DFET project is building a wide range of on-line training material, which will be released over the next few months, and the key areas covered includes:

1.    Network and Live Forensics.
2.    Security Fundamentals.
3.    Cryptography.
4.    Malware Analysis.
5.    Security Architectures.
6.    Data Loss Prevention.
7.    Open Source Investigations.
8.    Security Risk and Compliance.
9.    Cyber Crime.
10.    Host-based Forensics.
11.    Mobile Device Forensics.
12.    Penetration Testing.
13.    Incident Response.
14.    Law and Ethics.