May 24, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog

CSA 201 - Digital Forensics I

(4 credits)
Digital forensics deals with the analysis of digital artifacts and data recovered from computers, cell phones, gaming systems, IoT devices, and other digital media. This foundational course is crucial for all Cybersecurity students, and for those students contemplating a career in information security, network administration, or law enforcement. It provides a comprehensive overview of the field of Digital Forensics, and is taught with a heavy emphasis of hands-on exercises and exams. Topics include: digital forensic methodology, Windows Registry forensics, digital artifact identification and recovery, password recovery, and the use of a variety of forensics tools. Students must have a strong work ethic and critical thinking and reasoning skills to solve a variety of digital “whodunnit” scenarios. Prerequisite(s): CSA 101 - Cybercrime and Electronic Evidence  and either CSA 130 - Cybersecurity Foundations   or CPSC 140 - Fundamentals of Information Technology . Fall.