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Jim Jones, Associate Professor, MS Computer Forensics, Electrical and Computer Engineering and Kai Zeng, Assistant Professor, Cyber Security, Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Cyber Physical Lab.  Photo by:  Ron Aira/Creative Services/George Mason University
Kai Zeng, Assistant Professor, Cyber Security, Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Cyber Physical Lab.  Photo by:  Ron Aira/Creative Services/George Mason University
Mason students Liz Estes, Christian Donose, and Ram Bista, are founders of Cyber Security Systems, a Volgenau-based group to develop future cyber industry leaders. Photo by Evan Cantwell/Creative Services/George Mason University
Long and Kimmy Nguyen Engineering building exterior. Photo by Evan Cantwell/Creative Services/George Mason University

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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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CFRS 510 Digital Forensics Analysis

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.

CFRS 661 Digital Media Forensics

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.

CFRS 710 Memory Forensics

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.

CFRS 762 Mobile Device Forensics

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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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.


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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.


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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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Join our course and start building the most wanted career available today. We make sure every class is easily understood, and that all students reach the same level of expertise needed for today’s hi-tech industry.

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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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Room No: 3300, Nguyen Engineering Building
Phone: +1 (703) 993-3810
Fax: +1 (703) 993-6137
Email: cfrs@gmu.edu