BlackLight Tool Training

Date: Nov 13, 2017
Location: New York, NY
Instructor: Justin Matsuhara & Nathan Mousselli
Course Status: Confirmed
Restrictions: Law Enforcement Only
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BlackLight Tool Training is primarily geared toward two groups: current BlackLight users who want to learn more about its capabilities and prospective customers who want to take it for a test run. Nonetheless, the quantity and quality of general forensic knowledge provided in BlackLight Tool Training will make it an excellent fit for any forensic professional who could benefit from a full scenario-based investigative tutorial, regardless of his or her relationship to BlackLight.

Course Description

Over a period of two days, the BlackLight Tool Training course will offer a hands-on investigative approach toward learning techniques for authenticating, analyzing and reporting digital evidence found on computers and smartphone devices. Coursework covers the use of BlackLight, a comprehensive forensic analysis tool that is designed to help investigators conduct digital forensic examinations on all four major platforms (Windows, Android, iPhone and Mac OS X). After a brief introduction to MacQuisition, BlackBag’s imaging tool, students will triage a full case and learn the advanced functions of BlackLight though instructor-led exercises and hands-on practical case studies.


2 Days

Course Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, students will have a comprehensive understanding of how to use BlackLight. They will learn by applying the tool to conduct a cross-platform digital forensic examination and create a customized forensic examiner case report using the built-in software reporting capabilities. The course will culminate in an opportunity to take the exam for BlackBag's new Certified BlackLight Examiner (CBE) designation, available only through this course.

Course Requirements

While there are no prerequisites for this course, students should bring a laptop for use during the hands-on exercises, meeting the following specifications:

  • Intel-based system
  • 2.8GHz Intel Core 2 Duo or better
  • 8GB RAM or more
  • Running 10.7 or later (Mac) or Windows 7 or later (PC)

If potential students are unable to provide their own systems, please contact to discuss alternative solutions.


Until further notice, BlackLight Tool Training is available for FREE*.

*Note: Due to a high volume of demand, wait lists are common. Priority will be given to Law Enforcement and existing BlackBag customers.