Mobile device forensics is a branch of digital forensics relating to recovery of digital evidence or data from a mobile device under forensically sound conditions. The scope of devices can include mobile phones and any digital device that has both internal memory and communication ability such including PDA and GPS devices and tablet computers. This course focuses on the forensic study of mobile devices due to the rapid proliferation of smartphones and applications such as contacts, photos, calendars and notes, SMS and MMS messages, video, email, web browsing information, location information, and social networking. This increased usage has also seen a marked increase in cybercrime involving smartphones. Students will learn how to perform the forensic examination of mobile devices using the most advanced tools available. Note: Students are required to purchase a mobile device specifically to fulfill course lab requirements.
- Describe selected fundamental programming, computer architecture, and operating systems concepts in a clear, concise and technically consistent manner
- Relate how these computing concepts are used to support common Information Assurance attributes and properties including (but not limited to) Confidentiality, Integrity, and Availability
- Design, implement and test basic computer programs in one or more languages selected by the instructor (most likely C and/or Python)