CyFor : Introduction and Call for Assistance

NYU-Poly & the ISIS Lab have developed CyFor, a free online forensic learning environment. Our target audience is High School students from around the country, but we encourage everyone to participate and learn. The goal is to provide an online environment where students can learn, ask questions, work collaboratively, and practice digital forensics. We will do this by providing "Modules" for various forensic topics. Modules will consist of : An Abstract, demonstrative video, power point slides, references, and a subsequent challenge with solutions. CyFor also contains a Discussion Forum that is publicly available where anyone can ask forensic questions. The ISIS Lab has also made available a Virtual Laboratory Environment where students can work on evidence using virtual forensic stations. 

We will also use CyFor to conduct mini-CSAW HSF Challenges throughout the year to hone the students skills. CSAW HSF is our annual CSAW High School Forensic competition where we put forensic skills to the test. We obviously have a long way to go; both with participation and modules. But we are excited with our progress thus far. 

I urge students, teachers, professionals, and forensic enthusiasts to explore CyFor. Help us build modules in all areas of Computer\Digital\Cyber Forensics of all levels. We want to offer students real world examples and educational material that will translate into practical forensic examinations. 

I hope you will explore CyFor and offer critical comments about its content, organization, or any other matter. Please send any comments to : csaw_forensics@isis.poly.edu. And please forward a link to this post to anyone you know who is interested in cyber security and cyber forensics.