CSF 524 - Advanced Incident Response

Course Description

This online course provides an overview of advanced techniques used for incident response and live forensics and allows students to explore state-of-the-art technology in the field. It provides students with a solid understanding of the need for incident response as well as a hands-on case study.


Course Format

This course is composed of weekly modules that include an assigned reading, an online video lecture, a quiz, and a hands on assignment. Typically, new material for the week is released on Friday and due the following Friday. Students will have access to all of the necessary material through an online classroom that is maintained by the University. Part of this online classroom is a discussion board that allows students to anonymously communicate with each other and the instructor.

Course Topics

  • What is an Incident
  • Preparation for Response
  • Policies for Operation and Response
  • Evidence Collection and Handling
  • Collecting Information from Host
  • Analyzing Information from Host
  • Access and Authentication Records
  • Collecting Information from Network
  • Analyzing Information from Live Capture
  • Analyzing Information from Reconstruction
  • Restoration, Reporting and Evaluation

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