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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 tampered with and then explore with students how 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 the 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 using 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 ascertain what damage, if any, has been 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 require students to research particular newer topics/trends and try to demonstrate or apply them. Task might also be relate to improving existing tools.