Course Name: 

Digital Forensics (IT434)


B.Tech (AI)


Programme Specific Electives (PSE)

Credits (L-T-P): 

(3-0-2) 4


Introduction, The Scope of Computer Forensics, Windows Operating and File Systems, Handling Computer Hardware, Acquiring Evidence in a Computer Forensics Lab, Online Investigations, Documenting the Investigation, Admissibility of Digital Evidence, Network Forensics, Mobile Forensics, Photograph Forensics, Mac Forensics. Database forensics: forensic study of databases and their metadata. Investigative use of database contents, log files and in-RAM data in order to build a time-line or recover relevant information. Mobile device forensics: recovery of digital evidence or data from a mobile device. Media Analysis: disk structure, file systems (NTFS, EXT 2/3, HFS), and physical layer issues; Tools for digital forensics. Analysis Techniques: keyword searches, timelines, hidden data; Application Analysis; Network Analysis; Analysis of Cell phones, PDAs, etc.; Binary Code Analysis; Evidence: collection, preservation, testimony.


Dr. Darren R. Hayes, “A Practical Guide to Computer Forensics Investigations”, Pearson Publisher
Kanellis, Panagiotis, “Digital Crime and Forensic Science in Cyberspace”, IGI Publishing”, ISBN 1591408733.
Jones, Andrew (2008), “Building a Digital Forensic Laboratory. Butterworth‐ Heinemann”, ISBN 1856175103.
Marshell, Angus M. (2008), “Digital Forensics: Digital Evidence in Criminal Investigation”, Wiley‐Blackwell, ISBN 0470517751
Philip Craiger, Sujeet Shenoi, “Advances in Digital Forensics in”, Springer, 2007.
Paul Crowley Dave Kleiman, “CD and DVD Forensics”, Syngress Publishing Inc, 2007.
Chris Prosise, Kevin Mandia, “Incident Response & Computer Forensics”, McGraw-Hill, 2 nd Edition, 2003.


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