This 40-hour course is designed to teach law enforcement investigators the principals of responding to and investigating network intrusion crimes. Students will create a Local Area Network (LAN), Wide Area Network (WAN), Global Area Network (GAN) and use them to study, explore, and understand how exploits and hacks of networked systems are committed.
Included in the course:
Network construction and operation;
In-depth examination of networking protocols;
Advanced investigative techniques;
Review of current network exploits;
Case analysis of network intrusions;
Lecture, hands-on activity.
Students will be able to plan and prepare for all stages of an advanced on-line investigation, including network intrusions, attacks on servers, proper evidence handling, hacker tools, investigative processes to assist with computer forensic investigations of network intrusions, and on-line surveillance of network activity. The student will be able to effectively communicate with the system administrator of a network.
Students should be assigned to conduct investigations of on-line criminal activity including network intrusions and denial of service attacks.