Students will study the art of anti-forensics, which is the art of information hiding. The broad field of data hiding and anti-forensics will be explored with a specific concentration on cryptography (secret writing) and steganography (hidden writing). Basic principles of digital media will be studied in order to understand how digital images, audio and video can be manipulated and how such manipulation can be detected. Finally, introductory concepts about computer network investigations will be presented.
- Identify and describe Windows-based networks and security issues.
- Describe Incident Response best practices, tools, and related issues.
- Become familiar with the tools used for volatile data collection.
- Describe and classify the threats that Windows-based computer networks are confronted with.
- Examine and demonstrate techniques used to compromise networks.
- Identify the location on a Windows-based PC for digital artifacts related to an incident.
- Discuss and identify the location on a Windows-based network for digital artifacts related to an incident.
- Describe methods of anti-forensics.
- Identify issues related to forensic investigation of computer networks.
- Describe the operation and use of a packet sniffer in network investigations.