Forensic Examination of Internet Use

Module Leader: Professor Brian Jenkinson


12 - 16 November 2012
11 - 15 March 2013

Duration: 1 Week Full Time

Location: DMU Leicester

Award: 10 Institutional Credits

Assessment: Written Examination 1.5 hours, Practical Examination 1.5 hours

This module focuses upon forensic artefacts remaining upon a subject machine that has been used on the Internet. Methods and tools for the recovery of such items are discussed as well as binary confirmation of the presence and physical location of those artefacts. The importation of “unusual” software applications, particularly Email applications, is demonstrated and methods of extracting data from such proprietary storage systems are demonstrated and experienced. Examinations/analysis are carried out on prepared hard disks with suitable scenarios. Trojans and virus infections are explored and methods of assessing their impact are discussed.

For students studying this continuing professional development module, there is an associated coursework module which is taken as part of the MSc/PGDip/PGCert programme.

If you would like to know more about the courses, or would like to apply a place, please contact us:

Research and Innovation Office
Faculty of Technology
Gateway House Room 4.64
De Montfort University
The Gateway

T: +44 (0) 116 250 6339
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