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CPSC-67300 Advanced Digital Forensics

Credits: 
3
Prerequisites: 
INSY-52300

The practice of digital forensics across multiple platforms and technologies. This course emphasizes the role of forensics in countering advanced persistent threats (APTs), which are sophisticated, coordinated attacks that employ a variety of techniques to attempt to compromise a system. Students will investigate case studies describing various kinds of attacks against an organization. In working through these case studies, students will learn how to perform forensic analyses of network traffic, mobile device file systems, memory, and malware. Students will learn how the engines of forensics tools work so that they can perform their analyses even as the use of anti-forensics techniques continue to grow.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Investigate cyber incidents that attack multiple types of systems and through various means.
  2. Use various tools and techniques used to investigate cyber incidents on mobile platforms, through the network, and through the execution of malicious code.
  3. Trace cyber activity in memory in memory, explaining the footprint malware leaves in light of how data are stored and instructions are processed.
  4. Engage in team-oriented sleuthing exercises that engage you in investigating a variety of computing platforms as you seek to identify suspicious cyber activity.

YOUR OPPORTUNITY: You will learn how to perform multi-platform and multi-network forensics in the comprehensive way required by organizations to conduct thorough and accurate investigations of their systems.

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