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CSC429 Computer Forensics

[3–0, 3 cr.]

The course provides a basic knowledge of digital forensic examinations, and shows how evidential findings are applied within criminal and civil cases. Topics include an overview of the tools and techniques used, the types of digital storage media likely to be encountered, and clear explanations of the terminology and software commonly found within cases involving computer evidence. The course also highlights the areas of law most relevant to cases involving digital forensic evidence. The course reviews the topics covered in relation to an actual case. This part of the study assesses the documentary evidence paper trail, the forensic examination, findings, and the eventual outcome of the case.

Prerequisite: CSC 243 Introduction to Object-Oriented Programming; 

Cannot be taken by students who have taken CSC 498I Topics in CS: Computer Forensics