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CVF 1065 - Introduction to Cybersecurity, Virtualization and Forensics

Credits: 3
Hours/Week: Lecture 2 Lab 2
Course Description: This introductory course presents information and methods to properly conduct a computer forensics investigation including ethics, tools, procedures, and analysis. This course also includes introduction to Cybersecurity, and Virtualization Technology.
MnTC Goals

Prerequisite(s): None
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: None

Major Content
  1. Becoming an expert witness
  2. Computer forensics and investigations as a profession
  3. Computing forensic analysis
  4. Current computer forensics tools and procedures
  5. Data acquisition
  6. Digital evidence controls
  7. E-mail investigations
  8. Ethics of computer forensics investigation
  9. Introduction to Cybersecurity
  10. Introduction to VMware Virtualization
  11. Macintosh and Linux boot processes and disk structures
  12. Processing crime and incident scenes
  13. Recovering image files
  14. The investigators office and laboratory
  15. Understanding the parameters of computer investigations
  16. Working with Windows and DOS Systems
  17. Written investigative reports

Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course students will be able to:

  1. employ chain of evidence protocols during the investigative process
  2. implement computer security policies and electronic investigation procedures
  3. identify the need for a computer forensics investigation
  4. initiate a computer forensics investigation
  5. evaluate information contained in investigative reports
  6. interpret and process incident scenes
  7. explain the basic interactions of computer operating systems, hardware components and architecture, digital communications and networks
  8. apply appropriate cyber activity regulations, national and international digital transaction standards, and computer and information laws during the investigative process
  9. apply various technological tools to collect and capture digital data

Competency 1 (1-6)
Competency 2 (7-10)

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