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Preparing to be a Forensic Accountant - Focus on Network Forensics

Total Credits: 1.5 including 1 Accounting - Technical, .5 Auditing- Technical

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ACPEN Industry Institute |  Accounting and Auditing |  Personal Development
Lynn Fountain
Course Levels:
1.5 Hours
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Network forensics - defined as the investigation of network traffic patterns and data captured in transit between computing devices - can provide insight into the source and extent of an attack. It is used in forensic accounting and with the expansion of information technology it has become a growing field.

Network forensics is a relatively new field of forensic science. Computing has become network centric. Data is now available outside of disk-based digital evidence. Network forensics can be performed as a standalone investigation or alongside a computer forensics analysis. When used alongside a computer forensic analysis it is used to reveal links between digital devices or reconstruct how a crime was committed.

Network investigations deal with volatile and dynamic information and is a sub-branch of digital forensics. It relates to the monitoring and analysis of computer network traffic for information gathering, legal evidence, or intrusion detection. This course is a complement to our other courses in the series on becoming a forensic accountant.

Basic Course Information

Learning Objectives
  • Explore the basics of network forensic analysis
  • Discover and examine how web protocols impact network forensic analysis
  • Explore and examine how file transfer protocols impact network forensic analysis
  • Identify and understand encrypted traffic analysis
  • Explore wireless forensics
  • Explore mobile forensics
  • Identify and understand network analysis tools

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.


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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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Instructional Delivery Method

Group Internet Based

Course Registration Requirements

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