Students will acquire a combination of knowledge, skills and abilities including explicit legal knowledge, particular computer and other digital device skills and good oral and written forensic reporting abilities needed for successful completion of the Master's Degree. We cover those areas in an accelerated fashion with emphasis on the following topics: unique 'digital crime scene' issues, the rules of evidence and specific computer crime laws, digital forensic investigative techniques, best practices and current technologies, and storage device architecture and file system forensics.
- Implement the principles of crime scene investigation
- Explain the legal issues affecting the practice of digital forensics
- Compare and contrast public and private sector, and criminal and civil, digital investigations.
- Outline the process for preparing digital evidence for criminal and civil cases.
- Evaluate the efficiency and efficacy of digital forensic methods, software and hardware.
- Argue issues of privacy versus the need for digital investigations.
- Evaluate the role of evidence management in forensic examinations.