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RIAS 115

Information Technology Forensics and Investigations

This course covers both the principles and practice of digital forensics. It investigates the societal and legal impact of computer activity including computer crime, intellectual property, privacy issues, legal codes; risks, vulnerabilities, and countermeasures; forensic tools and techniques to uncover illegal or illicit activities left on disk and recovering files from intentionally damaged media; specific manifestations of cyber crime, including hacking, viruses, and other forms of malicious software; methods and standards for extraction, preservation, and deposition of legal evidence in a court of law. The course maps to the objectives of the International Association of Computer Investigative Specialists (IACIS) certification to provide credible, standards-based information.

At the end of the course, students will be able to:

Investigate digital forensics issues related to information technology.

Communicate the results of digital forensics investigation to colleagues.

Effectively address both current and future digital forensics challenges.

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