This course introduces the basic concepts and technologies of digital forensics. Students will learn the fundamental techniques and tools utilized for collecting, processing, and preserving digital evidence on computers, mobile devices, networks, and cloud computing environments. Students will also engage in oral and written communication to report digital forensic findings and prepare court presentation materials.
At the end of this course students will be able to:
- Recognize the duties of a digital forensic investigator and the requirements of a lab environment.
- Utilize data collection tools and methods necessary for recovering and identifying different digital forensic artifacts left by attacks.
- Utilize appropriate methods to preserve the integrity of digital evidence and acquire a forensically sound image.
- Analyze different types of digital evidence to extract the related information important to a case under investigation.
- Prepare evidence, findings and results of analysis in a digital forensic report.
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