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MSDF530. Digital Forensics Tools and Techniques

The student becomes familiar with the practical methodologies of digital forensics in this course. We discuss real world cases in the exciting, burgeoning field, and processes such as digital forensics triage, investigations, and the prominent techniques and tools deployed in the profession. Learn about up-to-date free and open source digital forensics tools. In this course, the learner not only gains experience using digital forensics tools but also will understand the “why” behind the “how” when analyzing a Windows system. The course includes lessons about data acquisition and analysis of USB devices, a key topic in digital forensics especially useful in workplace cases of the bring-your-own-device nature that are on the rise.