CSEC2210 Computer Forensics

Course Description

The investigation of computer-related crimes with the goal of exposing, cataloging and reviewing evidence to be presented in court is a methodical and detail oriented process. Using a variety of digital forensics tools and techniques students will gain hands-on experience discovering and analyzing systems for digital evidence.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Describe different aspects of computer crime.
  • Discover, protect and present digital evidence.
  • Differentiate valid evidence from mundane data
  • Explain various ways of hiding data
  • Utilize computer software to search for evidence.
  • Perform basic investigations on a computer system.
  • Examine ethical and legal responsibilities associated with a forensic examination.
  • Review and critique a forensic report.
  • Recover whole and partial data from a variety of computing systems.


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3 credits: 2 lectures / presentations, 1 lab, 0 other