Computer Forensics
Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)
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date_range Starts on August 6, 2019
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assignment Level : Advanced
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Digital forensics involves the investigation of computer-related crimes with the goal of obtaining evidence to be presented in a court of law.

In this course, you will learn the principles and techniques for digital forensics investigation and the spectrum of available computer forensics tools. You will learn about core forensics procedures to ensure court admissibility of evidence, as well as the legal and ethical implications. You will learn how to perform a forensic investigation on both Unix/Linux and Windows systems with different file systems. You will also be guided through forensic procedures and review and analyze forensics reports.

This offering is part of the RITx Cybersecurity MicroMasters Program that prepares students to enter and advance in the field of computing security.

  • Court admissibility investigative procedures
  • Attributes of various Windows and Unix/Linux file systems and file recovery processes
  • To identify and apply appropriate forensics tools to acquire, preserve and analyze system image
  • Review and critique a forensics report

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Prerequisite

Successful completion of CYBER501x Cybersecurity Fundamentals

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Syllabus

Week 1: Digital Forensics Fundamentals Introduction to Incident response digital forensics four-step procedure Concepts: computer/network/Internet forensic and anti-forensics 
Week 2: Unix/Linux fundamentals Unix/Linux incident response tools Unix/Linux file systems (Ext2/Ext3) 
Week 3: Unix/Linux Forensic Investigation Unix/Linux forensics investigation steps and technologies Unix/Linux forensics case studies
Week 4: Windows Incident Response Memory forensics Windows incident response tools 
Week 5: Windows fundamentals Windows file systems Windows forensics tools 
Week 6: Windows Forensic Investigation Windows acquisition Windows forensics analysis – registry and other artifacts 
Week 7: Advanced artifacts Loadable kernel module rootkits Steganography hiding, detection and analysis 
Week 8: Review and Everything Together
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Yin Pan
Professor, Computing Security
RIT

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FOUNDED IN 1829, Rochester Institute of Technology is a privately endowed, coeducational university with nine colleges emphasizing career education and experiential learning.

THE CAMPUS occupies 1,300 acres in suburban Rochester, the third-largest city in New York state. RIT also has international locations in China, Croatia, Dubai, and Kosovo. 

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