Catalogue 2015 - 2016

CS 310 Computer Crime Scene Investigation


3 cr.


CS 101 or IT 101 or permission of instructor.

Course Description

The increase in the number of crimes committed using computers has resulted in a need for computer forensic specialists who are able to gather information and computer evidence to be able to reconstruct the crime committed using a computer in order to solve it. In this course, we will study how to seize, recover, and preserve computer evidence and what leads this evidence provides. We will review various ways in which, using gathered data, computer forensic experts can reconstruct computer crimes and events. Students will have hands-on opportunities to become familiar with some of the current available forensic tools.