This course will cover the fundamentals of the computer and network forensics and media exploitation techniques and introduces students to computer forensic software and hardware tools. This course includes file systems and image recovery for Windows and Linux.

Course Info

  • Instructor: Francisco R. Ortega
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  • Classroom: EC 2830
  • Office Hours: appointments upon request
  • Office:
  • Phone: 305-348-1704
  • Email:

Textbooks and Readings

  • Required Text:
    Guide to Computer Forensics and Investigations By Bill Nelson, Amelia Phillips, Christopher Steuart
    Publisher: Course Technology Edition: 5th. 2015. ISBN : 978-1-285-06003-
  • Optional Text:
    Lab Manual for Nelson/Phillips/Steuart's Guide to Computer Forensics and Investigations, 5th Edition By Blitz.
    ISBN13: 978-1-285-07908

Teaching Assistants