Cryptography and Blockchain: The Backbone of Digital Evidence Authentication

“The integrity of digital evidence ensures that the information presented is complete and unaltered from the time of its acquisition and final disposition. If you can effectively demonstrate that a particular data (the subject of admissibility) was properly acquired and secured, it becomes easier to convince the court of its authenticity"
Emeka Arinze Esq
The current attitude by courts of all jurisdiction irrespective of its location within the globe is generally concerned with the reliability of the manner in which data or statement contained in a document produced by a computer was generated, stored or communicated; the reliability of the manner in which the integrity of the data was maintained; the manner in which the origin of the data was established and perhaps any other relevant factor that could aid in the authentication of the process employed in the production of the document. It therefore, follows that the credibility and reliance on data implies that its source is authorised and unchanged. However, it is often believed that when data is accessible to many different persons, the possibility of modification and or tempering exists.

The focus of this course is on security measures that could be implemented beforehand to help secure and preserve the authenticity of potential evidence.


Course Curriculum
Over the duration of this course, you will walk through the following modules:
Module 01
The Emergence of Expert Witness, the Concept of Expert Opinion and Common Knowledge
Module 02
Duties and Responsibilities of Expert Witness
Module 03
Ethical Issues and Disqualification of Expert Witness
Module 04
The Expert Witness Report
Module 05
Admissibility of Forensic Expert Evidence in Court
Module 06
Digital Forensic Expert Witness in Court