UAV (Drone) Forensics Certification Workshop

8 Hours / 1-Day
This one-day intermediate level workshop will equip you with the practical skills and competencies required to identify and perform analysis of data from various sources of storage media recovered from Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), also known as Drones, including their associated control devices in line with approved best practices
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Introduction to UAV Forensics


  • Introduction to sUAS
  • Discussion on the criminal use of UAV’s
  • Drone adaptation
  • Capacity and Capability of drones
  • Linked devices – controller considerations
  • Understanding of how flight logs are created and updated
    • Aircraft power on flowchart.

Components of sUAS

  • Components and features of small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS)
  • Introduction to controller options
    • Mobile and Tablet Devices
    • Bespoke flight controllers
    • Integrated displays
    • FPV controllers
  • Autonomous flights
    • Return-to-home feature
    • WiFi controls
    • Signal interception.

Extraction Techniques

  • Discussion on the extraction of data from the aircraft
  • Discussion on the Extraction of data from mobile \ tablet device
  • Disassembling techniques
  • Arguments for and against
    • Automated tool collections

Interpretation of Data

  • Techniques in using opensource and commercial forensic tools to review the evidence
    • Interpretation of data contained on the UAV
      • Extracting registered user information
      • Identifying Aircraft details
      • Flight log analysis techniques
    • Interpretation of data from portable devices
      • Default folder structures of the controlling app from an Android and iOS device
      • Synchronized logs vs. local logs
      • Media file examination (geolocations and dates & times)
      • Workflows in combining offline files for further analysis
    • Techniques in the interpretation additional data on other devices.

Final assessment certification exam


To get the most out of this class, you should:

  • Have 6 months experience of forensic examinations
  • Be familiar with the Windows Operating system.

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