Course title   

Digital Forensics

Course Codes          

CS6503

Level  

6

 

Status            

Elective

Credits

15

 

Prerequisite 

IT5504 Information Security I

IT5506 Introduction to Networking

Course offered in

Refer to Programme Course Selection Sheet

 

Duration

1 trimester

 

 

 

           

Aim

To provide learners with a comprehensive understanding of digital forensic principles and the collection, preservation, and analysis of digital evidence.

 

 

 

Course content

Forensic investigation, Operating system functionality, File system analysis, Operating system artifact analysis, Browser and email analysis, Investigative methodologies, Forensic report writing

Overview of memory forensics

 

 

 

Learning objectives

  1. Identify the attributes of file systems and storage media and perform analysis on at least two common file systems
  2. Identify and analyse potential sources of electronic evidence
  3. Describe the importance of maintaining the integrity of digital evidence
  4. Perform basic forensic data acquisition and analysis using computer and network-­based applications and utilities
  5. Accurately document forensic procedures and results and develop a case summary

 

 

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