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Digital Forensics

Doctor Harisingh Gour Vishwavidyalaya, Sagar and CEC via Swayam


If you are an internet user, this is a must join course for you, designed in a most illustrative manner with lot of multimedia for your better understanding. Technology has facilitated us in many ways, almost in all facets of our life. No one can deny the extent of convenience being provided by Information and communication technology but in contrast because of its anonymity, it provides a suitable platform for criminals to commit crime. In the contemporary world due to revolutionary outburst of computers and mobile phones which has led to increase in various types of cyber crimes using these digital devices and Internet. Digital Forensics is a branch of Forensic Science comprises of recovery and investigation of materials found in digital devices like a Computers, network devices, tablet or a cell phone and typically refers to the seizure, acquisition, and analysis of digital data and the presentation of the report in the courtroom.The course is very useful for the students, lawyers, investigating officers who are keen to know and passionate about the concepts of Digital Forensics. There is continuous increase in the demand of digital forensic experts, a flourishing carrier option for those who are interested to explore this challenging profession. Other than career option, it makes you aware about different threats on the internet and how to protect yourself from all these threats.This course is based on UGC Curriculum and presented as a four credit elective course. The objective of this course are to :• Understand and utilize the fundamental concept of computers and digital forensics• Students shall be prepared for various technologies/tools to combat and investigate computer and cyber crimes. The first part deals with fundamentals of computer architecture, importance of hardware , software , input/output devices, processor, memory, storage devices, then make you learn about various file systems and encoding and decoding in computers. The second half of the syllabus is dedicated to various types of cyber crimes and its investigation and finally we would understand some of the challenges faced in present scenario.


Week Lecture Title of Video and Reading text/Lecture/ppt   First Week Lecture 1 Introduction to Digital Forensics Lecture 2Fundamentals of Computer Hardware and accessories-1 Lecture 3Fundamentals of Computer Hardware and accessories-2   Second week Lecture 4 Computer architecture Lecture 5Understanding the binary number system & Conversions Lecture 6Encoding and Decoding formats   Third Week Lecture 7 Methods of storing data Lecture 8Computer Memory Lecture 9Development of hard disk, physical construction, CHS & LBA addressing   Fourth Week Lecture 10 Processor Lecture 11Software Lecture 12 Operating System Part I   Fifth week Lecture 13 Operating System Part II (History & Development) Lecture 14 Understanding file system –I Lecture 15Understanding file system-II (file formats )   Sixth Week Lecture 16 Networking and types of networks Lecture 17 Networking Devices Lecture 18 Internet   Seventh Week Lecture 19 The Internet Protocols Lecture 20 Definition and types of computer crimes Lecture 21 Distinction between computer crimes and conventional crimes.   Eighth week Lecture 22 Basic Concepts of Network security –I Lecture 23Basic Concepts of Network security –II Lecture 24Encryption and decryption methods   Ninth Week Lecture 25 Types of computer crimes-l Computer virus, and computer worm, Trojan horse, trap door, super zapping, logic bombs. Lecture 26Types of computer crimes-ll Social media crimes, intellectual property crimes, cyber pornography& child pornography, cyber terrorism, hate speech and cyber security Lecture 27Types of computer crimes –lll   Tenth Week Lecture 28 Seizure of suspected computer. Preparation required prior to seizure Lecture 29 Legal and privacy issues in computer forensics Lecture 30 Open and Proprietary tools for Digital Forensics   Eleventh week Lecture 31 Disk Forensics Lecture 32 Digital Forensics-Memory & Network forensics Lecture 33 Computer forensic investigation Restoration of deleted files, Password cracking, Email tracking   Twelfth week Lecture 34 Digital Forensics - Mobile phone Forensics Lecture 35 Digital Forensics - forensics Lecture 36 Relevant law to combat computer crime –Information Technology Act   Thirteen week Lecture 37 Discussion on Practical aspects of IT Act Lecture 38 New challenges of computer forensic-I Lecture 39 New challenges of computer forensic- II  

Taught by

Dr. Navjot Kaur Kanwal

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