Introduction to the Windows Registry

Discover what the Windows Registry is and why it is important in digital forensic investigations.

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Course description

This course will explore the location and structure of the registry hives in a live and non-live environment, as well as the types of forensic evidence found in the Windows Registry. This will include: user account information, system-wide and user-specific settings, file access, program installation and execution, search terms, auto-start locations and devices attached to the system.

Course syllabus

What Is the Registry and Why It Is ImportantDuration: 9:48

Determining the location and identifying registry files. Properly interpreting and understanding the data and how and why it gets created.

Structure of the Windows RegistryDuration: 6:02

Analyzing the structure and values contained within the Registry, as seen using specialized tools to view the Registry.

Meet the author

Denise Duffy

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In addition to being an Infosec instructor, Denise Duffy teaches computer forensics worldwide to European law enforcement through the European Anti-Fraud Office. During her 25-year career at the Middletown Police Department, Denise underwent extensive training in specialized computer and mobile device forensics, including widespread access data courses, multiple IACIS trainings, U.S. Secret Service Training at the National Computer Forensics Institute, BlackBag Technologies Training, many National White Collar Crime (NW3C) courses, an X-Ways online course and considerable Internet Crimes Against Children Training (ICAC) courses.

Denise currently holds the following certifications: CFCE (Certified Forensic Computer Examiner), CCFE (Certified Computer Forensics Examiner), CMFE (Certified Mobile Forensics Examiner) and CEH (Certified Ethical Hacker). She is most proud of her two sons who joined the U.S. Military, as Denise is a Desert Shield/Desert Storm veteran herself.

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