This course examines advanced digital forensic concepts not typically addressed at the basic and intermediate levels. Topics include the analysis of complex computer constructs and artifacts such as deleted partitions, encryption and volatile memory. Students learn to recover social media artifacts, passwords and encrypted data not otherwise apparent during traditional dead box forensics.
- Assemble and use advanced forensic tools
- Determine and explain types of encryption, data hiding and anti-forensics techniques and their significance
- Detect activities from browser, peer-to-peer network, cloud, file sharing and social media artifacts
- Generate relevant findings from the registry, logs, metadata and other artifacts