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FSCT 8520 - Internet for Investigation

Forensic Investigation Part-time Studies Course

School of Computing and Academic Studies

Course Details

This course will provide students with the latest techniques used to effectively gather online information for investigative purposes relating to persons, companies, and other assets. Students will be introduced to the methods of gathering online intelligence through social media platforms, search engines, and dark web searches. In addition, students will learn how to assess potential counter-intelligence concerns. Particular emphasis will be placed on heightened awareness and the "paper trail" investigators may leave behind when using internet investigation tools. Approaches to maintain privacy and security when carrying out online investigations will also be explored and students will be introduced to a variety of online search methodologies.

Credits

3.0

Cost

$844.08

Spring/Summer 2019

Below is one offering of this course for the Spring/Summer 2019 term.

CRN 63404

Sat Apr 13 - Sat May 11 5 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 13 - May 11 Sat 09:00 - 18:00 DTC Rm. 890

Instructor

Martin Hurst

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$844.08

Notes

  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. Classes on April 13, 20, 27, May 4, 11. There is no textbook required. For departmental approval, please contact Julia Dreyer, Program Assistant at Forensic Dept, at (jdreyer@bcit.ca). For information on Forensic programs and courses, please visit: www.bcit.ca/cas/Forensics .

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Learning Outcomes

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

  • Outline the basis of Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) and Social Media Intelligence (SMINT).
  • Apply advanced internet searching tools and techniques to conduct online investigations.
  • Apply advanced web browser usage, and apply techniques for searching the surface, deep, and dark web surfaces.
  • Develop an internet search plan for operational use.
  • Assess operational challenges that face the user when using online information.
  • Propose and implement the covert usage of social media.
  • Propose and implement the covert usage of social media.

Effective as of Winter 2018

Related Programs

FSCT 8520 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Computing and Academic Studies

  1. Forensic Investigation (Computer Crime Studies Option)
    Part-time   Advanced Certificate
  2. Forensic Investigation (Crime and Intelligence Analysis Option)
    Part-time   Advanced Certificate
  3. Forensic Investigation (General Criminalistics Option)
    Part-time   Advanced Certificate
  4. Forensic Investigation (Computer Crime Option)
    Part-time   Bachelor of Technology
  5. Forensic Investigation (Crime and Intelligence Analysis Option)
    Part-time   Bachelor of Technology

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