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2022-2023 Catalog 
2022-2023 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ISCS 3900 - Digital Forensics

The intent of the Digital Forensics course is to provide students with the skills to apply forensic techniques throughout an investigation life cycle with a focus on complying with legal requirements. The student should have basic knowledge of Hardware  and Operating Systems prior to entering this course.  If you are not familiar with computers and web page development and attempt to do the assignments without the necessary knowledge, the assignments will be very difficult. 

Specific topic coverage includes:

1. Legal Compliance
    a. Applicable Laws
    b. Affidavits
    c. How to Testify
    d. Case Law

2. Digital Investigations
    a. E-Discovery
    b. Authentication of Evidence
    c. Chain of Custody Procedures
    d. Metadata
    e. Root Cause Analysis
    f. Using Virtual Machines for Analysis

3. Device Forensics
    a. Mobile Device Analysis
    b. Embedded Systems (e.g. GPS, game consoles, Smart TV’s, etc.)
    c. Internet of Things Devices (e.g. consideration of potential for evidence storage)

Note: ** Course code was BUIS **

Credits: 3

Prereq: ISCS 2800  or BUIS 2800
Lecture hours: 3
Course/lab fee: $