Digital Forensics (in English)
DFAa Acad. year 2020/2021 Summer semester 5 credits
The course focuses on the role of computer forensics and the methods used in the investigation of computer crimes. The course explains the need for proper investigation and illustrates the process of locating, handling, and processing computer evidence. A detailed explanation of how to efficiently manage a forensics investigation and how to preserve and present evidence is covered.
Language of instruction
Subject specific learning outcomes and competences
Student acquaints basic concepts and principles of computer forensics and skills in a computer forensic examination.
The aim is to understand principles of computer forensics and the basic concepts used in a computer forensics examination; introduces techniques required for conducting a forensic analysis of systems and data.
Why is the course taught
The course prepares the student for a possible role of cyber attack investigator or forensic analyst within security teams.
Prerequisite kwnowledge and skills
Basic knowledge of operating systems, storage media, networking and ability to write simple scripts.
- Nelson, B, Phillips, A, Enfinger, F, Stuart, C: Guide to Computer Forensics and Investigations, 2nd Ed, Thomson Course Technology, 2006, ISBN: 0-619-21706-5
- Vacca, J: Computer Forensics, Computer Crime Scene Investigation, 2nd Ed, Charles River Media, 2005.
- Buchanan, W, J: Introduction to Security and Network Forensics, Taylor and Francis, Auerbach Publications, 2011.
- Davidoff, S, Ham, J: Network Forensics: Tracking Hackers through Cyberspace, Prentice Hall, 2012.
Syllabus of lectures
- Introduction to Forensics Investigation
- Data Acquisition Tools and Methods
- Computer Forensics Tools
- Data Recovery, Filesystem Examination
- Data Analysis, Carving, Recovery Files
- OS Forensics: Windows, Mac OS, Linux
- Introduction to Mobile Forensics
- Mobile Forensics Data Acquisition and Analysis
- Network Traffic Capturing and Processing
- Network Data Analysis
- Network Device Forensics
- IoT Forensics
Syllabus of laboratory exercises
- Disk Imaging and Data Acquisition
- Digital Forensics using Autopsy
- Mobile data acquisition and analysis using MobilEdit
- Network Forensics using Wireshark
- Network Forensics: Flow and Log Analysis
- Digital Forensics of Cryptocurrencies
Syllabus - others, projects and individual work of students
Performing the investigation of the selected cases. Solving the cases and writing the report.
Controlled activities include a project, computer exercises and the final exam. Missed labs will not be replaced.
- Earning at least 20 points during the term is required.
- Minimum of 20 points of the final exam is necessary to pass the course.
Course inclusion in study plans
- Programme IT-MSC-2, field MBI, MBS, MGM, MIN, MIS, MMI, MMM, MPV, MSK, any year of study, Elective
- Programme IT-MSC-2, field MGMe, any year of study, Compulsory-Elective group I
- Programme MITAI, specialisation NADE, NBIO, NCPS, NEMB, NGRI, NHPC, NIDE, NISD, NISY, NMAL, NMAT, NNET, NSEC, NSEN, NSPE, NVER, NVIZ, any year of study, Elective