COS 411: Digital Forensics

A study of the concepts, tools, methodologies, and analysis techniques used for host, media, and network forensic investigations. Students will learn how to capture, decipher, reconstruct, and analyze digital data. Prerequisite: COS 121

Cybersecurity Knowledge Areas

  • Digital Forensics
  • Host Forensics
  • Media Forensics
  • Network Forensics

Coverage

CAE 2014 Topics

  • Host Forensics (tier 3)
    • File Systems and File System Forensics
  • Media Forensics (tier 3)
    • Drive Acquisition
  • Network Forensics (tier 3)
    • Packet Capture and Analysis

CAE 2014 Outcomes

  • Host Forensics (tier 3)
    • Students will be able to describe what can/cannot be retrieved from various OSes.
  • Media Forensics (tier 3)
    • Students will be able to describe methods and approaches for forensic analysis on specified media.
  • Network Forensics (tier 3)
    • Students will be able to describe the methodologies used in network forensics.

ACM 2013 Outcomes

  • Digital Forensics (tier 3)
    • Describe what is a Digital Investigation is, the sources of digital evidence, and the limitations of forensics

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