May 27, 2024  
2020-2021 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

CSA 402 - Mobile Device Forensics

(3 credits)
There is perhaps no more ubiquitous symbol of technology today than the cellular telephone or mobile device. They have progressed far beyond their use as a mere communication device, and routinely include GPS, texting, emailing, internet searches, social media, and IoT management. In essence, they have become an indispensable part of our everyday lives.  As their use and sophistication increase, so does the amount of information stored on them. This course is designed to provide students with intermediate-to-advanced skills to analyze and interpret data during cell phone investigations. It explores the popular tools currently in use to recover the sources of cell phone data and stored evidence. It will address the various mobile platforms, as well as the use of encryption strategies. At the completion of the course students will be able to gather, analyze, and explain data recovered during digital forensic examinations of various mobile device platforms. Prerequisite(s): CSA 202 Fall (alternating years).