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IS-823 Computer Forensics
Campus MCS
Programs PG
Session Spring Semester 2017
Course Title Computer Forensics
Course Code IS-823
Credit Hours 3+0
Pre-Requisutes Basic knowledge of Computer Science
Course Objectives This course will cover the fundamentals of computer forensics and investigations. Topics will include historical and current computer forensic and investigative security issues; a systematic approach to computer investigations; digital forensics, email and image file analysis; and guidelines for investigation reporting. Various forensic tools will be used during the laboratory portion of the class. Hardware and software issues related to the development of a computer forensics laboratory will be discussed.
Detail Content
  1. Computer Forensics and Investigations Overview, Historical and current issues, Roles of Information Technology, Legal, and Law Enforcement professionals
  2. Computer Investigations Case examination and assessment, Evidence gathering, Systematic approaches to computer investigations, Conducting an investigation
  3. Computer Forensics Laboratory Hardware and software requirements, Physical Layout (includes structural design, electrical needs, etc)
  4. Operating and File Systems Review of file structures, boot processes, and data structures of popular operating systems
  5. Forensic Tools Software, Hardware
  6. Digital Evidence Preparing for an investigation, Processing the crime scene, Securing, cataloging and storing the evidence, Forensic cleansing
Text/Ref Books
  1. Guide to Computer Forensics and Investigations by Nelson, B., Phillips, A., Enfinger, F., &Steuart, C., 2007, Third edition.
  2. Computer Forensics: Principles and Practices, Volonino / Anzaldua / Godwin, Prentice Hall0-13-154727-5
  3. Digital Evidence and Computer Crime: Forensic Science, Computers, and the Internet, by Eoghan Casey, Academic Press
  4. K.J. Jones, R. Bejtlich, C. W. Rose: Real Digital Forensics. Addison-Wesley, 2006 2. B. Carrier: File System Forensic Analysis. Addison-Wesley, 2005
Time Schedule Spring Semester 2015
Faculty/Resource Person Lt Col Baber Aslam, PhD
University of Central Florida, Orlando, USA
Discipline: Computer Science
Specialization: Information Security