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FSCT 7131 - Principles of Incident Response and Disaster Recovery

Forensic Investigation Part-time Studies Course

School of Computing and Academic Studies

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Course Details

The course provides an introduction and an overview on planning and implementation of contingencies in case of a disaster. The course intends to familiarize students with technology focused on the business aspects related to disaster recovery planning and management.


Admission to a Forensic credential program or permission of the Program Coordinator.





Winter 2022

Below is one offering of this course for the Winter 2022 term.

CRN 82996

Tue Jan 04 - Tue Mar 29 13 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 04 - Mar 29 Tue 18:30 - 22:00 BBY SW01 Rm. 1025


Gabriel Vitus

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim




  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. In-Person delivery format on Burnaby campus. Students who have been accepted into a Forensic Science program where this course is a part of the program matrix may register without any further approvals. Students who are not currently accepted in a Forensics program or, if this course is NOT part of your program matrix, please contact the Program Assistants for departmental approval @ For information on Forensic programs and courses, please visit:

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Develop risk management strategies according to a given situation.
  • Develop a contingency plan for a given emergency situation.
  • Explain the security policies as they pertain to planning for contingencies.
  • Perform budgeting for contingencies.
  • Perform an incident response.
  • Develop a disaster recovery plan for a given emergency situation.
  • Explain the concept of Incident Forensics.

Effective as of Spring/Summer 2015

Related Programs

FSCT 7131 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Computing and Academic Studies

  1. Forensic Investigation (Digital Forensics and Cybersecurity Option)
    Full-time/Part-time   Bachelor of Technology


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