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Case Studies

Suggested Case Studies :


Foundations of digital forensics

Collection of materials, documents from a particular source and listing/installing some tools for later examination.


Digital Forensic procedures

Steps and defined procedures including training students on using the tools. A field visit to the relevant police departments could be arranged. We can think of a simulation setup to ask students to apply and use procedures. One example: We can think of a small company that has its emails/accounting records were tampered with and then how to encourage students to apply procedures in this case


Legal aspects of digital forensics

Visits could be arranged to relevant legal bodies such as law departments to see whether the legal aspects are clearly disseminated and known etc.


Business aspects of digital forensics and ethics


How to weigh between business needs and adhering to ethics. We can think of examples where the business is confronted with need to extract sensitive data and keep privacy intact




Digital investigation techniques and tools

Case studies could involve arranging students into groups with each group using one tool and the other group use a different tool and compare results obtained from both groups for validation etc.


Network forensics

This might involve reconstructing a network event where there is a possible intrusion and how to check if a damage is done, if the intruder left anything. We can also check if the Data Retention policy is adhered to in this event.



Mobile forensics

A simulation of extracting mobile data and examining it. Of course some elements and issues need applicable to mobile devices should be taken into consideration including abiding by ethical standards.


Emerging trends in digital forensics


The case studies in this course implies students do a research of particular newer topics/trends and try to demonstrate it. It could also be related to improvement in existing tools being used or newer tools.