Digital Forensics and Cyber Analysis Program

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Digital forensics is a discipline addressing the collection, processing, and analysis of digital information so that this information can be admitted as evidence in a court of law. It is interdisciplinary in its nature with the inclusion of computer engineering, computer science, information technology, law, and ethics. Digital forensics is a critical part of incident response, malware analysis, and cyber security.

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This course deals with the collection, preservation, and analysis of digital media such that the evidence can be successfully presented in a court of law (both civil and criminal). The relevant federal laws will be examined as well as private sector applications. The seizure, preservation, and analysis of digital media will be examined in this course.

This course deals with the collection, preservation, and analysis of digital media such that the evidence can be successfully presented in a court of law (both civil and criminal). The relevant federal laws will be examined as well as private sector applications. The seizure, preservation, and analysis of digital media will be examined in this course.

This course focuses on memory forensics, specifically the investigation, analysis and acquisition of artifacts that reside in random access memory (RAM). Memory forensics provides an evidentiary goldmine of unique digital artifacts with regards to computer forensics and digital investigations such as intrusions and malware infections.

This course will familiarize students with mobile forensics. We will focus on data types, storage, acquisition, and analysis of data from mobile devices. Students will utilize industry best practices for acquisition, analysis, and presentation of data from mobile devices. This class will be a mixture of lecture and hands-on acquisition and analysis.

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Faculty

Bob Osgood

Director - DFCA

Bob Osgood is the Director of Mason’s Digital Forensics and Data Analytics programs.  Bob is an accomplished, proactive professional with expertise in developing and applying analytics to law enforcement with combined experience and achievement in the areas related to Digital Forensics.

Jim Jones

Professor - DFCA

Jim Jones is an Associate Professor in the Digital Forensics and Cyber Analysis program, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, at George Mason University.He has been a cyber security practitioner, researcher, and educator for over 20 years in various industry, government, and academic roles.

Sarah Davis

GTA - DFCA

Sarah Davis is the Graduate Teaching Assistant for the Digital Forensics and Cyber Analysis program at Mason. Sarah has a Bachelor’s of Science in Computer Science and is continuing her education in Mason’s CFRS program.

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Monday- Thursday: 8:00-18:30 Hrs
(Phone until 17:30 Hrs)
Friday - 8:00-14:00

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