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Certified Steganography Examiner Training

Certified Steganography Examiner Training
Raise Your Threshold of Perception

Learn how to effectively detect and extract steganography!

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  • Understand the threat from use of digital steganography to conceal evidence of criminal activity

  • Learn techniques used to hide information in carrier files

  • Learn how to expand digital forensic examinations to include steganalysis

  • Learn how to search for file and registry artifacts

  • Learn how to search for known signatures of steganography applications

  • Learn how to extract hidden information with “point-click-and-extract” interface

  • Earn your Certified Steganography Examiner certification


Upon completion of this comprehensive two day course, students will have the tools and experience needed to detect the presence and use of digital steganography applications as part of their digital forensic examinations. Students will gain an understanding of the threat posed by the use of steganography in today's interconnected digital world. Students will become familiar with various techniques and methods used for embedding hidden information within carrier files. Students will also gain hands-on experience using a variety of steganography tools while learning how the tools manipulate carrier files.

Students will learn about the Analytical Approach to Steganalysis: an approach developed by the Steganography Analysis and Research Center (SARC) as a result of extensive research of steganography applications and the techniques they employ to embed hidden information within carrier files. The premise of the Analytical Approach is to first determine if a particular steganography application existed on storage media at one point in time. Next, potential carrier file types are identified and examined for known signatures of steganography applications. Once steganography signatures are detected, extraction of the hidden information is possible.

Students will conduct a complete steganography examination from initial suspicion and analysis to detection and recovery of hidden information. The Steganography Analyzer Artifact Scanner (StegAlyzerAS) will be used to scan suspect media for the presence of steganography application artifacts. Students will also learn how to scan for artifacts in the Microsoft Windows Registry, a feature exclusive to StegAlyzerAS. The Steganography Analyzer Signature Scanner (StegAlyzerSS) will be used to identify files containing signatures of steganography applications. Students will learn how to use Automated Extraction Algorithms to extract hidden information from carrier files with a simple “point-click-and-extract” interface, a feature exclusive to StegAlyzerSS.

Steganography Examiner Training consists of six hours of lecture, six hours of practical laboratory exercises, and a two hour written and practical examination.

All students are provided with all tools and laboratory exercises needed for the course. All students will receive a reference CD containing copies of the steganography tools used to hide information as well as all training materials and laboratory exercises. All students who pass the written and practical examination will receive a Certified Steganography Examiner certificate.


Certified Steganography Examiner Training is available for a fee of $3,695.00. Training includes fully licensed copies of StegAlyzerAS and StegAlyzerSS. The license includes technical support and all product updates for one year from date the course. License extension agreements available.

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