Following the acquisition of Encription by BlackBerry UK Limited in February of 2016, the trading assets and liabilities of Encription Limited are being formally assigned to BlackBerry UK Limited effective from 31 January 2017.
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Forensic Incident; First Responder Course (FIFR)

Please note:- this is a multiple day course and you will need to book a hotel and bring lunch for the duration of the course. Hotel recommendations will be send as part of the joining instructions once the course is booked.


The Forensic Incident; First Responder level is designed to bring those who may need to collect computer evidence up to speed. In any digital forensics scenario, first response is the most critical stage.

Incorrect handling of evidence could destroy vital clues and/or lead to a case being inadmissible in court.


Who is the course designed for?

  •  Anyone who may be faced with the need to correctly collect digital evidence, such as managers, trading standards teams, auditors and front line technical staff.


Successful candidates will receive a BlackBerry Verified ‘Forensic Incident; First Responder’ Certificate of Attainment

Course Objectives

After attending the course you will have an understanding of, and have been assessed in:

  • Recognising a need for a computer forensics scenario
  • Determining what constitutes computer evidence
  • Laws concerning the acquisition of computer forensic evidence
  • Chain of custody
  • The risks involved with evidence collection
  • Digital media

Key Points Covered

  • UK Laws concerning evidence collection
  • ACPO guidelines on computer evidence
  • The tools used in evidence collection
  • Recognising what is digital evidence
  • Working with third parties, such as the Police
  • Correctly producing documentation regarding computer evidence


Continuous assessment.


There are no formal pre-requisites for this course. It is suitable for both technical & non-technical staff.


Per course pricing

This course is available “per course” meaning a course is prepared and delivered for you and your needs. There is no minimum number of candidates. The course cost does not change based on the number of candidates so if an individual requires a course with only one candidate then that’s fine, however the course fee remains the same for 1 candidate as it does for 6. The dates of the courses are flexible and are decided by you as long as we have a member of training staff available.