College Catalog 2013-2014
Computer Forensics Courses
CF 101 Introduction to Computer Forensics
This course examines the use of computers in the commission of crimes and civil wrongs, the elements of computer crimes and civil wrongs, and the detection, collection, analysis and production of digital evidence. Students will use computer resources to explore basic computer forensic investigation techniques. Prerequisites: CIS 103 and JUS 101.
CF 201 Advanced Computer Forensics
In this course students examine the techniques used to gather evidence from digital media in a court-acceptable manner and then analyze that evidence using advanced tools and techniques. Students will use computer resources to conduct analyses on actual digital media and attempt to recover evidence that can be used in a classroom “investigation” exercise. Prerequisites: JUS 221, JUS 241, JUS 261, and CF 101.
CF 203 Networking and Forensics
Students will focus on the tools and skills involved in recovering information and/or evidence from computer networks and networking equipment in a forensically sound manner. Drawing on the knowledge of networks gained in CF 201, students will learn how networking components can often serve as repositories for important data including evidence of crimes and other wrongful acts. They will also become skilled in the best practices for acquiring this data. Prerequisite: CF 201.
CF 220 Intrusion Detection & Prevention
In this course, students learn the complexities, technical details, and skills involved in investigating instances in which network and computer defenses have been compromised due to intrusions. Because of the sheer scope of a network, this course will require students to expand their technical and analytical skills. They will examine the planning of intrusions, methods employed in the surveillance of networks, and techniques intruders employ to penetrate and damage them. These concepts will be put into the context of investigating crimes that occur where computer networks are the “victim.” Prerequisites: CF 203 and CIS 150.
CF 240 Computer Forensics Seminar and Practicum
This course provides students with the opportunity to apply knowledge learned throughout the Computer Forensics program to a work environment. In weekly seminars and individual meetings with the course instructor, students explore career options, develop confidence as professionals and acquire job hunting and career development skills. Prerequisite: CF 220.
Unless otherwise noted, all college level courses require English 101 placement.