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MET CS 693 Digital Forensics and Investigations

Prerequisites: None
Delivery: Boston-Charles River Campus, Online, Blended
Program: MS CS elective, MS CIS elective, MS TC elective
Blended Syllabus: CS693_EL_Fall 14
Online Syllabus: CS693_OL_Fall 1_2014

Description: Provides a comprehensive understanding of digital forensics and investigation tools and techniques. Learn what computer forensics and investigation is as a profession and gain an understanding of the overall investigative process. Operating system architectures and disk structures are discussed. Studies how to set up an investigator’s office and laboratory, as well as what computer forensic hardware and software tools are available. Other topics covered include importance of digital evidence controls and how to process crime and incident scenes, details of data acquisition, computer forensic analysis, e-mail investigations, image file recovery, investigative report writing, and expert witness requirements. Provides a range of laboratory and hands-on assignments either in solo or in teams. With rapid growth of computer systems and digital data this area has grown in importance. 4 credits.