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MSIA 682 Network Forensics

Gain hands-on experience protecting an organization’s communications network.

Format: Offered Online and On-Campus

Duration: 8 weeks

Credits: 3 credits

How does network forensic analysis fit into an organization’s security plan? In MSIA 682 Network Forensics, you’ll learn the strategies that forensics professionals use to uncover existing network security breaches and methods to prevent future intrusions.

A variety of assessment methods will give you the opportunity to demonstrate course competencies. These assessment methods may include, but are not limited to, written assignments, oral presentations, research papers, quizzes, service learning projects and class participation.

What You'll Learn in MSIA 682

In this course, you’ll explore network forensics encompassing a variety of legal and technical situations. You’ll explore theoretical strategies and experience hands-on technology, techniques and legal policy during the investigation of computer components.

Course Topics

Throughout this course, weekly topics may include but are not limited to:

  • Practical Investigation Strategies and Technical Fundamentals
  • Evidence Acquisition
  • Packet Analysis
  • Statistical Flow Analysis
  • Network Intrusion
  • Detection and Analysis
  • Event Log Aggregation, Correlation and Analysis
  • Network Tunneling
  • Malware Forensics
  • Switches, Routers and Firewalls
  • Web Proxies

Course Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of MSIA 682, you will be able to:

  • Evaluate the business need for network forensic analysis.
  • Recognize U.S. laws that are applicable to cybercrime and network evidence collection.
  • Evaluate network forensics tools and evidence acquisition and analysis from various network devices.
  • Evaluate common approaches to network forensic analysis and their utility in various investigative scenarios.
  • Apply knowledge of network forensics processes and ability to utilize tools for acquisition and analysis.
  • Apply knowledge of networking protocols to identify potential evidence within traffic captures and intrusion detection alerts.

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Disclaimer: Course content and outcomes may vary and are subject to change without notice.