Digital Forensics Infor Assura (DFIA)

DFIA 200 Introduction to DFIA3 Credit hours   

This three hour course is intended to introduce students to the common technology, procedures, and hardware in Digital Forensics and Information Assurance.

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DFIA 357 Network Penetration and Attack4 Credit hours   

Students will explore tools and techniques used to penetrate, exploit and ex filtrate data from computers and networks.

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DFIA 400 Intro to Digital Forensics3 Credit hours   

This course teaches students how information is recovered from electronic devices and the forensic techniques used to perform forensic examinations. In addition, legal issues regarding electronic data will be discussed.

Pre-req: IST 264.

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DFIA 405 OSINT Practicum I3 Credit hours   

Students will learn how to use free online resources that can aid investigators in searching the Internet for resources that can be applied to domestic and international investigations.

Pre-req: DFIA 307 with a minimum grade of D.

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DFIA 406 OSINT Practicum II3 Credit hours   

Pre-req: DFIA 305 with a minimum grade of D and DFIA 405 with a minimum grade of D.

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DFIA 411 Collegiate Cyber Comp II3 Credit hours   

This course allows students continued participation and team leadership in the National Cyber League (NCL) capture the flag challenges and proactive gymnasium labs.

Pre-req: DFIA 410 with a minimum grade of D.

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DFIA 420 Incident Response3 Credit hours   

This course examines forensic and investigative aspects of a network intrusion. Topics include pre-incident preparation, developing leads, scoping an incident, forensic data collection, evidence from hosts, networks, and enterprise environments.

Pre-req: DFIA 400 or IST 449.

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DFIA 430 Exploit Development3 Credit hours   

Students will learn the skills required to reverse-engineer 32-bit and 64-bit applications, perform remote user application, analyze patches for 1-day exploits, and write complex exploit modern software and operating systems.

Pre-req: (CIT 352 or IST 362) and (DFIA 357 or IST 457).

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DFIA 440 Digital Evidence4 Credit hours   

Concepts of computer forensics, including handling digital evidence, case preparation, forensic imaging, data recovery, password cracking, e-mail analysis, and report writing. Proper usage of difference forensic tools is emphasized.

Pre-req: DFIA 400 or IST 449.

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DFIA 445 Mobile and Web Pen Testing4 Credit hours   

This course is designed to teach students the advanced skills and techniques required to test mobile and web applications.

Pre-req: IST 264 and (CIT 352 or IST 362).

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DFIA 448 Forensic Image & Video3 Credit hours   

Course will introduce principles of forensic image and video analysis and their application to digital forensics. Practical forensic enhancement and analysis techniques, including how to prepare forensically-sound exhibits, are covered.

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DFIA 454 Network Defense4 Credit hours   

An in-depth examination of the principles, strategies, and tools used to defend, detect, and respond to a variety of common network attacks.

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DFIA 460 App Dig Evidence and eDisc4 Credit hours   

Introduction to the principles, practices and tools of digital forensics and electronic discovery. Hands-on exercises in a simulated real-world environment are a critical component of the course.

Pre-req: DFIA 400 or IST 449.

Attributes: No Textbook Required
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DFIA 461 Cyber Warfare3 Credit hours   

Broad examination of this new form of conflict including the role of nation states, the challenge of attribution, potential impact on the physical world, and current government policy and doctrine.

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DFIA 462 Network Forensics4 Credit hours   

Examination of techniques and tools used to investigate, search, collect, analze, and report on network based breaches and events.

Pre-req: DFIA 261 and (DFIA 400 or IST 449) and (CIT 352 or IST 362).

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DFIA 464 Network Security3 Credit hours   

Addresses security issues for TCP/IP-based networks. Access Control and Communications are covered as well as Internet security in areas of cryptography, protocols, applications, encryption, hash functions, digital signatures, etc.

Pre-req: CIT 352 or IST 362.

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DFIA 467 Mobile Device Forensics4 Credit hours   

Pre-req: IST 264 and (DFIA 400 or IST 449).

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DFIA 470 Internship3 Credit hours   

Internship in Digital Forensics and Information Assurance

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DFIA 480 Special Topics in DFIA1-6 Credit hours   

Special Topics in Digital Forensics and Information Assurance.

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DFIA 490 Capstone3 Credit hours   

This course reinforces and assesses the student's ability to apply core digital forensic and information assurance knowledge and skills in a series of realistic practical exercises.

Pre-req: (DFIA 460 with a minimum grade of D or IST 460 with a minimum grade of D) and (DFIA 467 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of D or IST 467 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of D) and (DFIA 357 with a minimum grade of D or IST 457 with a minimum grade of D).

Concurrent PR: DFIA 467 or IST 467
Attributes: No Textbook Required
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DFIA 491 Research3 Credit hours   

Students will explore and apply common research methods used in digital forensics and information assurance. Students will complete a research project including a paper or poster during the semester.

Pre-req: (DFIA 460 or IST 447) and (DFIA 467 or IST 467).

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