Open Source Digital Forensics (OSDF) explores forensic investigation using freely redistributable, open source software tools. This class is ideal for law enforcement or commercial investigative organizations seeking to gain a digital forensics capability without paying expensive license fees. This course focuses on analysis of PCs, though some discussion of other platforms is included.
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Who Should Attend
Students already familiar with evidence acquisition and handling policy and technique but new to digital forensics will benefit the most. Additionally, law enforcement or commercial investigative organizations seeking to gain a digital forensics capability without paying license fees for the most common commercial software will find this course invaluable.
How You Will Benefit
Understand the primary activities and goals of digital forensics
Explore data types and digital representations of data
Overview data acquisition processes and constraints
Use freely-available open-source software (OSS) tools for forensic purposes
Acquire forensic data
Ingest (extract) evidence
Examine disk images
“State of the Art” and current problems
Uses of DF
Detailed walkthrough of tools alongside test cases for students in Lecture/Lab
Exploration of Open Source Forensics Tools
Detailed walkthrough of Autopsy with example case in Lecture/Lab
Lab using example case
Assessment based on results of lab with example case
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