[ 921NESECILV13 ] VL Computer Forensics and IT Law

Es ist eine neuere Version 2022W dieser LV im Curriculum Master's programme Business Informatics 2023W vorhanden.
Workload Education level Study areas Responsible person Hours per week Coordinating university
3 ECTS M1 - Master's programme 1. year Computer Science Michael Sonntag 2 hpw Johannes Kepler University Linz
Detailed information
Original study plan Master's programme Computer Science 2021W
Objectives Students understand the basic concpets of computer forensics, its technical limitations as well as the related legal issues. They know typical problems and possess knowledge regarding securing evidence as well as extracting, observing resp. reconstructing data from various sources.
Subject Technical part:

  • Securing evidence (imaging hard disks as well as collecting data from live systems)
  • analysis of file systems (finding resp. reconstructing deleted data, carving) *recovering web browsing- and E-Mail activities
  • analysis of traces in Windows systems.

Legal part:

  • Expertises (structure, analysis)
  • legal rules regarding evidence incl burden of proof
  • criminal law in the IT area, e.g. data destruction and computer fraud.
Criteria for evaluation Written exam
Methods Lecture and discussion
Language English
Study material Slides
Changing subject? No
Further information
Corresponding lecture INMNPVOIRCF: VO IT-Recht und Computerforensik (3 ECTS)
On-site course
Maximum number of participants -
Assignment procedure Direct assignment