Students will explore digital forensic techniques using industry-recognized tools. Topics covered include an introduction to network forensics and mobile device forensics, investigative and extraction tools, live acquisition data, evidence reporting, time-stomping and anti-forensic techniques, and the significance of time zones for forensic case analysis. Hands-on assignments will be used to develop technical skills relevant to entry-level cybersecurity professionals. This course is intended for students with computer experience and an interest in cyber defense for private organizations or government law enforcement. Careers and emerging trends in the field of cybersecurity will be evaluated.
- Describe the digital forensics investigation lifecycle.
- Demonstrate the use of industry-recognized tools to perform a forensic analysis of a simulated case.
- Demonstrate the techniques used to find time-stomping and anti-forensic techniques.