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CRN: 71589

Credits : 4

Description

Computer forensics investigators no longer simply rely on traditional computers as sources of evidence. Incriminating evidence can be found on cellphones, smartphones, PDAs, cameras and even game systems. This course will introduce students to mobile forensic file systems. Students will learn methods of evidence extraction from mobile devices and how these devices should be handled and analyzed. Labs sessions will allow students with hands-on analysis of phones, flash memory and SIM cards. Students will also learn about recovering deleted SMS text messages, call logs. An introduction to CDMA and GSM networks will also be provided. This practical experience will be supplemented with exposure to the use of digital images and video in investigations. The course will teach students how to find photo metadata, identify whether images have been edited, reconstruct damaged image files and subsequently use these files as admissible evidence.


Goals and Objectives

Analysis/ Problem-solving: students will analyze different file structures from different cellphones and work to determine the most efficient methods of data extraction.

Technology Fluency: students will learn to use professional imaging hardware and software to extract digital evidence from mobile devices, like cellphones.


Prerequisites
  • A.S. In Applied Information Technology, Telecommunications Track:
    • AIT107  Computer Applications
    • ENG120  Critical Writing
    • AIT235  Telecommunications II / Signal Transmission for Telecommunications
  • A.S. In Applied Information Technology, Networking Technologies Track:
    • AIT107  Computer Applications
    • ENG120  Critical Writing
    • AIT235  Telecommunications II / Signal Transmission for Telecommunications
  • A.S. In Applied Information Technology, Wireless Networking Track:
  • A.S. In Applied Information Technology, Video Technologies Track:
    • AIT107  Computer Applications
    • ENG120  Critical Writing
    • AIT235  Telecommunications II / Signal Transmission for Telecommunications
  • A.S. In Applied Information Technology, Mobile Technologies Track:
    • AIT107  Computer Applications
    • ENG120  Critical Writing
    • AIT235  Telecommunications II / Signal Transmission for Telecommunications
  • A.S. In Applied Information Technology, Cyber Security:
    • AIT107  Computer Applications
    • ENG120  Critical Writing
    • AIT235  Telecommunications II / Signal Transmission for Telecommunications


Course Materials

Course Topics
WEEK TOPIC ASSESSMENTS
Introduction To Mobile Forensics  Discussion Board, Readings, Multimedia, Journal 
Cellular Network  Discussion Board, Readings, Multimedia, Journal 
SIM Cards Forensics  Discussion Board, Readings, Multimedia, Journal 
Mobile OS: Android  Discussion Board, Readings, Multimedia, Journal 
Mobile OS: iOS Part I  Discussion Board, Readings, Multimedia, Journal Team Project 
Legal Considerations  Discussion Board, Readings, Multimedia, Journal 
Midterm Exam  Midterm Exam 
Mobile OS: iOS Part II  Discussion Board, Readings, Journal 
SOP for Handling Evidence  Discussion Board, Readings, Journal 
10  Handset Forensics  Discussion Board, Readings, Journal 
11  Other Mobile Devices  Discussion Board, Readings, Journal 
12  Final Exam  Final Exam 


Proctor Information

Please note that this course requires a proctor. You can read more about the proctoring program and steps needed to obtain an approved proctor by clicking on this link: Proctoring Program.

 

There will be a maximum of two proctored examinations for this course. Specific details will be provided once classes begin under the COURSE INFORMATION section of Blackboard.




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