Topics in Computer Forensics

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January 6, 2021
Contact hours: 45
Lecture hours: 40
Lab hours: 5
RU 6280


205 Van Buren Street, Suite 140, Herndon, VA 20170   View map

This course teaches advanced topics and applications in varied areas of computer forensics. Active participation of the students is encouraged in the form of writing and presenting papers in a variety of research areas of forensics. The course is planned to enhance the professional engineering community’s understanding of breakthrough developments in special areas of computer forensics.


  • Digital media wiping
  • Steganography
  • Rootkits
  • Slack space manipulation
  • Secure Digest Collision generation
  • Forensic tool vulnerabilities
  • Obfuscation
  • Anonymizing
  • Encryption
  • Memory manipulation
  • Misleading evidence
  • Metadata manipulation
  • Audit/Log manipulation
  • Network manipulation

Prerequisite: None
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Lecture hours: 40
Lab hours: 5
Faculty office hours: faculty is available outside class hours by appointment, via email, and at scheduled times.
Advising: faculty and career counselors are available to assist students with their career directions and questions.