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University of South Alabama

CIS 530 – Information Assurance and IT Auditing (Fall)

This course covers the understanding and managing of risks and threats to information and information systems. This includes protecting and defending information and information systems by ensuring through authorization and other concepts such as accessibility, secrecy, reliability, and authentication. Pre-requisite: CIS Graduate Professional Component.

ITE 473 – Digital Forensics Analysis (Spring)

This course introduces students to methodologies for securing, collecting, analyzing and reporting data in a computer forensics investigation. Topics include but are not limited to: ethics, introduction to computer investigations, evidence control, forensics tools, data acquisition, data recovery, data analysis and presenting the results.

University of Glasgow, Scotland

Introduction to Computer Forensics and E-Discovery Lecture (ICFED) (Semester 1)

The responsibilities include course content development and delivery. The introductory course provides students with the foundational knowledge necessary to enable them to begin to conduct computer forensic investigations. The course examines a range of subjects that include Basic Computer Information, IT concepts, PC Hardware, Disk Geometry, and various File Systems.

Introduction to Computer Forensics and E-Discovery Lab (Semester 1)

The development and implementation of a weekly two-hour lab that covers relevant topics discussed in the ICFED Lecture.

Computer Forensics Processes & Investigative Techniques (CFPIT) (Semester 2)

The responsibilities include course content development and delivery. This course provides the students with knowledge of the processes and techniques of a forensic investigation to enable them to lead a forensic team and liaise among computer engineers, clients and those in the legal profession.

Managing and Presenting Digital Evidence (MPDE) (Semester 2)

Managing and Presenting Digital Evidence gives the student the general and specific forensic project management and courtroom skills to manage the complete forensic investigatory process from seizure to reporting. This is a team taught course utilizing expertise from a variety of sources.

CFPIT & MPDE Lab (Semester 2)

The development and implementation of a weekly three-hour lab class that covers relevant topics discussed in CFPIT and MPDE along with individual Forensic Toolkit (FTK) modules.

Research Methods & Professional Studies Seminars (Semesters 1 & 2)

The Research Methods and Professional Studies Seminars expose students to a wide range of researchers and research topics, in Computer Forensics and allied fields, in an effort to expand their awareness of both theoretical and practical issues. This exposure helps them develop a research proposal and put their proposed research into the wider subject area context.

Mobile Phone Forensics Examination (MPFE) (Semester 2)

MPFE encourages the development of the students’ critical skills along with providing the technical understanding required to contribute to furthering the standards, methods and techniques that underpin the continued development and research in the area of mobile phone forensics. This course was developed in conjunction with a Forensic Analyst with the Scottish Crime and Drug Enforcement Agency’s e-Crime Unit.

MPFE Lab (Semester 2)

The development and implementation of a weekly two-hour lab class that covers relevant topics discussed in the MPFE lecture.