Course Name: 

Digital Forensics (IT914)



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Introduction to legal issues, context, and digital forensics; Stages of Forensic: acquisition or imaging of exhibits, analysis and reporting standards. Computer forensics. Network forensics: monitoring and analysis of Computer Networks, Social Network analysis for Online 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.


Kanellis, Panagiotis, Digital Crime and Forensic Science in Cyberspace, IGI Publishing.
Jones, Andrew, Building a Digital Forensic Laboratory. Butterworth Heinemann, 2008.
Marshell, Angus M., Digital Forensics: Digital Evidence in Criminal‐Investigation, Wiley Blackwell, 2008.
Philip Craiger, Sujeet Shenoi, Advances in Digital Forensics, Springer, 2007.
Paul Crowley Dave Kleiman, CD and DVD Forensics, Syngress Publishing Inc, 2007.
Chris Prosise, Kevin Mandia, Incident Response & Computer Forensics, McGraw-Hill, 2nd Edition, 2003.


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