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Preparing to be a Forensic Accountant - Focus on Computer Forensics - Part 3 (Steganography)

Total Credits: 1.6 including 1 Accounting - Technical, .6 Auditing- Technical

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ACPEN Industry Institute |  Accounting and Auditing |  Personal Development
Lynn Fountain
Course Levels:
1.6 Hours
Product Setting: Expires 30 day(s) after program date.

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This course is a complement to our series on Becoming a Forensic Accountant and the focus of the course is on steganography techniques. Steganography is the art and science of embedding secret messages in a cover message in such a way that no one, apart from the sender and intended recipient, suspects the existence of the message.

The first use of steganography can be traced to 440 BC when ancient Greece, people wrote messages on wood and covered it with wax, that acted as a covering medium Romans used forms of Invisible Inks, to decipher those hidden messages light or heat were used. During World War II the Germans introduced microdots, which were complete documents, pictures, and plans reduced in size to the size of a dot and were attached to normal paperwork. Null Ciphers were also used to hide unencrypted secret messages in an innocent looking message. Given the amount of data being generated and transmitted electronically, it’s no surprise that numerous methods of protecting that data have evolved.

There are various types of steganography: Text Steganography - Hiding information inside the text files. This involves changing format of existing text, changing words in a text, generating random character sequences or using context-free grammars to generate readable texts. Image Steganography - Process of hiding text in an image without distorting the picture. Video Steganography - Technique to hide any kind of files into a cover video file. Audio Steganography - The secret message is embedded into an audio signal which alters the binary sequence of the corresponding audio file. Network Steganography - The process of utilizing active network protocols as carriers to transmit a covert message, undetectable by an uninformed party, from a host to its destination. This session will review these methods and also discuss relevant software.

Basic Course Information

Learning Objectives
  • Explore and examine the concepts of steganography
  • Discover and evaluate text steganography
  • Identify and evaluate image steganography
  • Explore and evaluate audio steganography
  • Discover and evaluate video steganography

Major Subjects
  • Forensic Accounting
  • Accounting
  • Auditing
  • Finance

Course Materials


Lynn Fountain's Profile

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Lynn Fountain has over 45 years of experience spanning public accounting, corporate accounting and consulting. 20 years of her experience has been working in the areas of internal and external auditing and risk management. She is a subject matter expert in multiple fields including internal audit, ethics, fraud evaluations, Sarbanes-Oxley, enterprise risk management, governance, financial management and compliance. Lynn has held two Chief Audit Executive (CAE) positions for international companies. In one of her roles as CAE, she assisted in the investigation of a multi-million-dollar fraud scheme perpetrated by a vendor that spanned 7 years and implicated 20 employees. The fraud was formally investigation by the FBI and resulted in 5 indictments estimating a $13M fraud loss.Ms. Fountain obtained her BSBA from Pittsburg State University and her MBA from Washburn University in Kansas. She has her CPA, CGMA, CRMA credentials.


Fri, Aug 02, 2024 - 12:00pm to 01:27pm EDT
Thu, Aug 15, 2024 - 02:00pm to 03:27pm EDT
Fri, Sep 13, 2024 - 04:00pm to 05:27pm EDT
Sat, Sep 14, 2024 - 11:00am to 12:27pm EDT
Fri, Sep 27, 2024 - 10:00am to 11:27am EDT
Tue, Oct 01, 2024 - 07:00pm to 08:27pm EDT
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Fri, Jan 17, 2025 - 10:00am to 11:27am EST
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Additional Info

Basic Course Information

Prerequisites None
Advanced Preparation None
Designed For Accountants, Finance Professionals, Auditors
Original Recording Date 01/01/2024
Course Developer Lynn Fountain
Date Added to Catalog 02/14/2024
Yellow Book No

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Online Registration

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