Instructor: Randolph Langley
Office: 103 MCH Building
Tuesday/Thursday from 2:00pm until 3:15pm in Room 016 Love.
Tuesday: 5:15 - 6:15
Wednesday: 1:30 - 3:00, 3:30 - 5:00
Thursday: 10:30 - 11:30
"Cybercrime activities leave a trail of incriminating evidence. In this course, students will focus on learning tools, techniques, and procedures for detecting cybercrime and analyzing collected data related to past and ongoing cyber offenses. The focus will be on forensic approaches that preserve the legal value of the collected evidence."
CDA 3100, Computer Architecture I, is a prerequisite to taking this class.
CJE 4610, Crime Detection and Investigation, is a prerequisite to taking this class.
Note: Students who do not meet the prerequisites may be administratively dropped. This may not happen before the end of the drop/add period, so you may be left without a full schedule.
This is a technical class focused on detecting cybercrime and analyzing collected data. In particular, our aims will be to study both traditional "post-mortem" analysis and emerging "live" response techniques.
- Be able to distinguish between post-mortem analysis and live response.
- Be able to carry out post-mortem analysis using Linux and Microsoft platforms.
- Be able to carry out effective live response using Linux and Microsoft platforms.
- Understand the issues and differences in post-mortem analysis and live response for Unix/Linux platforms and with Microsoft platforms.
- Understand evidentiary issues in both cold and live analyses.
- Introduction to Digital Forensics and Cybercrime
- Technical Introduction to Windows
- Technical Introduction to Unix/Linux
- Windows Live Response: Collecting and analyzing data using Windows
- Unix/Linux Live Response: Collecting and analyzing data under Linux
- Windows Memory Analysis
- Windows Registry Analysis
- Windows File and filesystem analysis
- Unix/Linux File and filesystem analysis
- Windows Executable file analysis
- Unix/Linux Executable file analysis
- (As time permits) Rootkits, Blue Pills, and other deep subversion techniques
Windows Forensic Analysis, 2nd Edition, by Harlan Carvey. Syngress, 2009. (This will be abbreviated as WFA in class materials.)
Malware Forensics, James Aquilina, Eoghan Casey, and Cameron Malin. Syngress, 2008. (This will be abbreviated as MF in class materials.)
File System Forensic Analysis, by Brian Carrier. Addison-Wesley, 2005. (Abbreviated FSFA in class materials.)
Digital Evidence and Computer Crime, 2nd edition, by Eoghan Casey. Academic Press, 2004. (Abbreviated DECC in class materials.)
Information Warfare and Security, by Dorothy Denning. ACM Press, 1999. (Abbreviated IWS in class materials.)
Fighting Computer Crime, by Donn Parker. Wiley Computer Publishing, 1998. (Abbreviated FCC in class materials.)
Computer Forensics: Cybercriminals, Laws, and Evidence, by Marie-Helen Maras. Jones & Bartlett, 2012. (Abbreviated CFCLE in class materials.)
Digital Forensics for Handheld Devices, by Eamon P. Doherty. CRC Press, 2013. (Abbreviated DFHD in class materials.)
Digital Forsensics with Open Source Tools, by Cory Altheide and Harlan Carvey. Syngress, 2011. (Abbreviated DFOST in class materials)
Malware Forensics Field Guide for Windows Systems, by Cameron H. Malin, Eoghan Casey, and James Aquilina. Syngress, 2012. (Abbreviated MFFGWS in class materials).
Additionally, throughout the semester, I may add topical material, generally culled from recent news articles. I will add links to this material on the class home page.
1st Midterm (Thursday, February 13th)
2nd Midterm (Thursday, March 27th)
Final Exam (Thursday, May 1st, from 7:30am - 9:30am)
Class participation. You are expected to attend all classes and participate in this class.
Final Paper (due at the beginning of class on April 22)
|A||90% - 100%|
|B+||88% - 89%|
|B||80% - 87%|
|C+||78% - 79%|
|C||70% - 77%|
|D||60% - 69%|
|F||0% - 59%|
Problem Solving Assignments
Note that 30 points of your 140 points for this class (that is, about 21% of your grade) is determined by the work done in the assignments.
Please turn in assignments on time. There will be a 50% penalty for late submissions. No late submission will be accepted after more than one week from the due date.
Assignments must be submitted on paper on the appropriate day at the beginning of class.
Attendance at all class meetings is expected, and attendance may be taken each class session in the form of a sign-in roster. Please extend courtesy in class by arriving on time, staying until dismissed, and refraining from food and drink. You are responsible for all information explained in class, some of which will not be available in written or electronic form. I will not feel obligated to repeat announcements of future exams, assignments, schedule changes, question sets, pop quizzes, or hints on assignments. If you are forced to miss a class, it is also your responsibility to get class notes from a friend and check with me for handouts. I will use the class home page to give out assignments and general class information. You are expected to participate in the class, and this participation makes up 20 points of the 140 points of your graded activities (that is, about 14% of your final grade.)
If you are not present when attendance is checked you will be considered absent. Each unexcused recorded absence will result in a reduction of the class participation grade. Three absences will be excused without justification; after those, absences will only be excused for the reasons listed below.
Excused absences include illness, deaths in the immediate family and other documented crises, call to active military duty or jury duty, religious holy days, and official University activities. Accommodations for these excused absences will be made and will do so in a way that does not penalize students who have a valid excuse. Consideration will also be given to students whose dependent children experience serious illness.
You should check your electronic mail frequently for information about this course, as well as the class home page. You are also encouraged to use email to ask questions and report problems.
Academic dishonesty will not be tolerated. Do not turn in other people's work as your own; this includes, but is not limited to, unattributed copying from web pages, other students' work, books, journals, or broadcast media. Citations and clear delineation of cited material as distinguished from your own original work is mandatory.
The Florida State University academic honor policy is at http://dof.fsu.edu/content/download/21140/136629/AHP2010Revision.pdf
Official FSU statement on the Academic Honor Policy:ACADEMIC HONOR POLICY: The Florida State University Academic Honor Policy outlines the University's expectations for the integrity of students' academic work, the procedures for resolving alleged violations of those expectations, and the rights and responsibilities of students and faculty members throughout the process. Students are responsible for reading the Academic Honor Policy and for living up to their pledge to "... be honest and truthful and ... [to] strive for personal and institutional integrity at Florida State University."
University ADA statementADA AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT: Students with disabilities needing academic accommodation should: (1) register with and provide documentation to the Student Disability Resource Center; and (2) bring a letter to the instructor indicating the need for accommodation and what type. This should be done during the first week of class. This syllabus and other class materials are available in alternative format upon request. For more information about services available to FSU students with disabilities, contact the: Student Disability Resource Center 874 Traditions Way 108 Student Services Building Florida State University Tallahassee, FL 32306-4167 (850) 644-9566 (voice) (850) 644-8504 (TDD) firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.disabilitycenter.fsu.edu/
Please advise me at your earliest convenience (within one week) if you have a disability that will require a reasonable accommodation for the successful completion of this course. Also, as indicated above, you should register with the and provide documentation to the Student Disability Resource Center, and provide me a letter indicating the need for accommodation and indicating what type.
If you are experiencing difficulty or are concerned about your progress, please speak with me immediately.
|January||5||6||7||8||9||10||11||01||First week of classes. Mandatory attendance for first day of class.|
|January||19||20||21||22||23||24||25||03||Martin Luther King Day. No classes.|
|February||9||10||11||12||13||14||15||06||Midterm #1 will be on February 13th|
|March||9||10||11||12||13||14||15||10||Spring break, no classes|
|March||23||24||25||26||27||28||29||12||Midterm #2 will be on March 27th|
|April||20||21||22||23||24||25||26||16||Final week of classes, final paper due April 22nd|
|April/May||27||28||29||30||1||2||3||17||Finals week: our final is Thursday, May 1 from 7:30am-9:30am|