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2023-2024 Catalog 
2023-2024 Catalog [PAST CATALOG]

CTS 170 - Digital Forensics 1

3 credit hours - Three hours of lecture and directed laboratory weekly; one term.
Formerly CSI 207 - Cyber Forensics 1

Explore a professional approach to computer and cybercrime investigations. Learn to identify potential electronic evidence, create strategies to locate and recover evidence, and perform forensic analysis. Discuss legal and ethical considerations of computer crime investigations.  Lab fee $60.

Prerequisite or Corequisite: CTS 107 ; or CTS 105  prior to Fall 2019.

Crosslisted: Also offered as CJS 170 ; credit is not given for both CTS 170 and CJS 170 

Note: Typically offered at MC and OL; fall, spring, and summer terms.

Course Outcomes:

Upon sucessful completion of this course, students will be able to:

1. Plan a digital forensics investigation.

2. Explain legal limitations on searches and seizures of evidence.

3. Identify vulnerabilities and assess risks in forensic investigations.

4. Identify data of potential interest to a forensic investigation.

5. Use open source and commercial tools for digital evidence acquisition and analysis.

6. Prepare a presentation of forensic findings.