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Computer Science Program

Project ID: 392
Author: Sai Charan Tokachichu
Project Title: Virtual Environment based training material for Computer Forensic Investigations
Semester: 2 2012
Committe Chair: Dr. Mario Garcia
Committee Member 1: Dr. Ajay Katangur
Committee Member 2: Dr. David Thomas
Project Description: Forensic analysis is the process of searching for evidence and preserving it for further examination. Examination of the evidence provides important information about suspect’s behavior which plays crucial role in legal proceedings. This field has gained great attention as there is a noticeable increase in cyber-crime and usage of computers by the suspects. With the importance it has gained lately, the number of users keen on learning computer forensics has increased exponentially. Hence, provision of an environment where in users interested could practice investigations, would be helpful for them in learning the techniques and gaining basic knowledge about carrying forensic investigation. Many tools are available online for the users that are helpful in conducting forensic investigations. In this research, a comprehensive virtual environment is proposed with some installed open source tools alongside step by step instructions for carrying investigations is provided. This toolkit reduces the user’s effort for installing virtual environment in their workstation as well provides supportive material for conducting basic forensic investigations in that environment.
Project URL:   392.pdf
 
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