About Us

DE-CFI is the first Institute in Nigeria with global standards, approved by the Federal Government to chart the partway for Nigerian lawyers, Judges, Prosecutors & Legal Departments of Corporations in Forensic Technology, Digital Evidence, Electronic Discovery otherwise known as eDiscovery & Information Security education in Nigeria.

It is premised on online education that offers a variety of courses on Forensic Technology, Digital Evidence, eDiscovery & Information Security in Nigeria.

It is an Institute developed by a group of certified forensic Attorneys dedicated to the education of Nigeria lawyers on Forensic Technology.

Our commitment to first-class quality products and service, combined with our full-service competence in course design and content development; student support and administration; education technologies and expert course instruction allows us to extend the reach of our expertise on digital forensic and its attendant technologies.

All of our courses have a designated Course Coordinator and a Course Instructor who are on-hand to respond to all of your academic or administrative queries, and who personally provide support to you throughout the course. Our flexible online learning model also allows you to balance both personal and work commitments while furthering your education with us.

Our Director/Course Convener

Emeka Arinze Esq., is one of the first Nigerian lawyers (if not the first) to be dual qualified in Law and Forensic Technology. Called to Nigerian bar in 1983, he holds a Master’s Degree (LL.M) in law of the University of Lagos, Nigeria and a Master’s Degree in Information Technology (with emphasis on forensic technology) of the University of Lagos, Nigeria.

In 2008, Emeka Arinze attended an international training in Digital Evidence in London. The training was accredited by the Law Society of England and the Bar standards. It was organised by MIS Training Institute, London in partnership with and under the guidance of Stephen Mason, Barrister and Visiting Research Fellow, Digital Evidence Research, British Institute of International & Comparative law.

The area of coverage in the training includes, eDiscovery, electronic evidence integrity, trustworthiness, reliability and admissibility procedure, electronic signature, search & seizure of digital evidence in civil and criminal procedure, tendering & production of digital evidence, Biometric issues and evidence handling, video footage analyses, digital evidence practice in other jurisdictions etc.. He was awarded a Certificate in Digital Evidence upon successful completion of the program.

In furtherance of the understanding of the dynamics of the Internet Technology and its convergence with the law, in 2010, Emeka was admitted for a course on Internet & the Law at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. Upon a successful completion of the course, he was awarded a certificate by the University of Cape Town, South Africa on Internet and the Law.

Having acquired the basic academic and theoretical background in forensic Technology, the need for certifications in the various areas of Digital Forensic Technology becomes imperative. Consequently, he was trained for certification in Biometrics & Surveillance, Digital Evidence analyses, cybercrime investigation and digital forensics at various institutions in India between 2010 and 2013.

Emeka Arinze is a Certified Biometric & Surveillance Professional, CBSP. He was certified by an Indian Academy (INCEPT) as a Biometric and Surveillance Professional. The training and certification have the support and approval of Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, KIIT University, Bhubaneshwar, India (formerly Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology), The National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) a Public Private Partnership (PPP) set up to facilitate the skill development in India and Larsen & Toubro Limited ( L&T ) Indian multinational conglomerate

Emeka Arinze, after a successful completion of training on specific areas of Digital Forensics conducted by Asian School of Cyber Law, Mumbai, India and after successfully completing the examination administered by Asian School of Cyber Law and Data Techno Solutions Pvt, India and having obtained an aggregate score of 73% was duly certified as follows;

  • CFP (Certified Cyber Forensic Professional)
  • CCI (Certified Cyber Crime Investigator)
  • DEA (Certified Digital Evidence Analyst)

Consequent upon these certifications, Emeka Arinze was inducted as a member into the prestigious Asian Network of Professionals and Association of Digital forensic Investigators, India

Emeka Arinze is scheduled by Guidance Software Inc. USA to attend (as an International Delegate from Nigeria) one of the largest international gatherings of security, legal, enterprise, law enforcement, government, and risk & compliance attendees in the world, with a focus on the latest developments in digital investigations. It’s a cybersecurity conference where incident responder, information security specialists and digital forensic professional meet up with their fellow experts from around the world to network and learn the very latest in forensic technology.

The conference is organized by Guidance Software Inc. USA. It would hold from the 19th of May 2014 to 22nd May 2014 at Caesars Palace Las Vega, USA

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