Legal and Ethical Considerations for Digital Forensics

by Bobby Rogers

Legally sound digital forensics investigations are critical in today’s world of cybercrime. This course will give you the critical knowledge you need to understand legal and ethical concepts pertaining to digital forensics investigations.

What you'll learn

Digital forensics investigators are charged with analyzing technology such as computers, smart phones, tablets, and other everyday devices to determine if they have been used to commit a crime, abuse the resources of an organization, or harm other individuals. In this course, Legal and Ethical Considerations for Digital Forensics, you’ll gain the ability to work with the various types of digital evidence and their admissibility in both a courtroom and a corporate setting. First, you’ll explore investigator qualifications and ethical responsibilities in presenting evidence that may convict or exonerate a suspect. Next, you’ll discover the challenges of international cybercrime law. Finally, you’ll learn how to perform an actual investigation in a corporate environment in a case study of corporate abuse. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge of digital forensics needed to to determine the who, what, where, when, how, and why of a technology crime or incident.

About the author

Bobby E. Rogers is an information security engineer working as a contractor for Department of Defense agencies, helping to secure, certify, and accredit their information systems. His duties include information system security engineering, risk management, and certification and accreditation efforts. He retired after 21 years in the U.S. Air Force, serving as a network security engineer and instructor, and has secured networks all over the world. Bobby has a master’s degree in information assura... more

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