Dr. K.P. Chow
Mr. Raymond C.B. Chan
This course introduces the fundamental principles of digital investigation
and forensics. The course starts with a brief introduction to common
computer crimes and digital evidence, and then moves on to the computer
basics and network basics pertaining to digital forensics, and finally comes
to the techniques for digital investigation and forensic examination.
|Introduction by Instructor
Digital forensics encompasses the recovery and investigation of material
found in digital devices, often in relation to computer crime. The term
digital forensics was originally used as a synonym for computer forensics
but has expanded to cover investigation of all devices capable of storing
Digital forensics investigations have a variety of
applications. The most common is to support or refute a hypothesis before
criminal or civil proceedings. Digital forensics may also use in the private
sector, such as internal corporate investigations or intrusion
The technical aspect of digital forensics and
investigation is divided into several areas, relating to the type of digital
devices involved, namely computer forensics, network forensics, forensic
data analysis and mobile device forensics. The typical forensic process
includes the seizure, forensic imaging (acquisition) and analysis of digital
media and the production of a report.
||Knowledge of computer network and operating
||Students who have taken "ECOM6032
E-discovery and digital forensics" or "ICOM7125 Digital forensics" should
not be allowed to take COMP7903.
- E. Casey, Digital Evidence and Computer Crime,
Third Edition: Forensic Science, Computers, and the Internet
- S. Davidoff and J. Ham, Network Forensics:
Tracking Hackers through Cyberspace
- C. Altheide, H. Carvey, Digital Forensics with Open
||11 June, 2018 - 6 July, 2018
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