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This course will introduce students to forensic issues related to mobile devices that may use cloud resources. Students will learn what data can be retrieved from a mobile device, and they will get hands-on experience using current tools to perform the extraction. Students will analyze this data and align it with records from network security providers to inform an investigation. Cloud resources will also be addressed using industry standard software. Technical and legal issues will be considered.
Students who have been accepted into a Forensics program where this course is a part of the 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 at BCIT_Forensics@bcit.ca. For information on Forensic programs and courses, please visit: https://www.bcit.ca/cas/forensics. This course will be delivered partially ONLINE and partially IN-PERSON. ONLINE: - September 10, 17, 24, Oct 1, 15, 22, Nov. 12 (Fridays 6pm-930pm) IN-PERSON (DTC): - October 2 (Saturday, 9am - 5pm) - October 8 (Friday, 6pm-930pm - Midterm) - October 29 (Friday, 6pm - 9:30pm) - Nov. 5 (Friday, 6pm-9:30pm) - Nov. 19 (Friday, 6pm-9:30pm - FINAL)
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Below is one offering of this course for the Winter 2022 term.
HYBRID delivery format Online Sessions: Jan. 10, 17, 24, 31, Feb 7, March 14 and 21. (24.5 h) In-Person Sessions: Feb. 14, 28, March 7, 28, April 4, 11 (21h). No class on Family Day Monday. 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 @ BCIT_Forensics@bcit.ca. For information on Forensic programs and courses, please visit: https://www.bcit.ca/cas/forensics.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
Describe all steps required to collect and handle evidence from mobile devices.
Create a forensic report detailing the data extracted from a mobile device.
Analyze the data collected from a mobile device using existing hardware and software.
Assess the impact of different cellular networks on forensic data.
Use data from network service providers together with extracted data to improve forensic picture.
Extract cloud data associated with a given mobile device.
Explain the legal considerations associated with cloud extraction.
Effective as of Winter 2018
FSCT 8500 is offered as a part of the following programs:
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