Computer Forensics - DIT 33003

DIT 33003 24 hours

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The purpose of this course is to introduce students to digital forensics techniques, tools and scenarios. In this course, students are exposed to basic concepts such as evidence acquisition, processing and retention, Canadian and American legislation issues regarding digital forensics. The course is designed to be conceptual in nature and provides limited hands on experience in working with many of the concepts presented

Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Explain the core concepts of digital forensics
  • Understand the evidence acquisition process
  • Identify relevant legislation and regulations
  • Distinguish between the various types of evidence
  • Describe process and hardware requirements for forensic response
  • Identify various file system structures and required evidence gathering techniques
  • Understand basic data hiding techniques
  • Use standard open-source and commercial tool sets for evidence acquisition
  • Conduct fundamental data analysis of acquired media
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