CEN 463: IT Forensic

Offered Under: B.Sc. in Computer Engineering (CEN)
Description

Purpose of Forensics: Investigative Mindset, Focus on the Fundamentals; Evidence Fundamentals: Admissibility & Authenticity, Threats against Authenticity, Reporting and Presenting Evidence, Evidence Acquisition Basics, Preservation of Evidence; Types of Acquisition; Forensic Field Kits: Forensic Automated Tools, Registry Forensics In-Depth; Browser forensics; Digital Forensic Case.


Prerequisites:
  • None

Course Type Major
Credit Hour 3
Lecture Hour 45
Expected Outcome(s):
  • Understand the need to maintain the chain of evidence in criminal investigations and apply this in the context of simple case studies.
  • Analyze email trails.
  • Trace malicious internet activity.
  • Understand and employ intrusion prevention and detection tools.
  • Duplicate data and analyze it to recover information and reconstruct events.
  • Isolate computer systems for investigation.
  • Apply their knowledge and understanding of computer security to identify security weaknesses and propose solutions.
  • Discuss the principles that underlie the forensic investigation process.

Suggested Books:
  1. Cyber Forensics: A Field Manual for Collecting, Examining, and Preserving Evidence of Computer Crimes by Albert Marcella Jr. and Doug Menendez
  2. Computer Forensics and Cyber Crime: An Introduction (3rd Edition) by Marjie T. Britz

Grading Policy:

Biweekly Quiz, One Midterm Exam, One Final Exam, Project


Letter Grade Marks Grade Point
A 90 - 100 4.00
A- 85 - 89 3.70
B+ 80 - 84 3.30
B 75 - 79 3.00
B- 70 - 74 2.70
C+ 65 - 69 2.30
C 60 - 64 2.00
C- 55 - 59 1.70
D+ 50 - 54 1.30
D 45 - 49 4.00
F 00 - 44 4.00