Introduction to Computer & Digital Evidence in Commercial Litigation (1 Day)
Course Title: Introduction to Computer Forensics
Duration: 1 day
This one day course is designed to provide an overview to the use of computer evidence within cases involving commercial litigation. Using case studies, the course looks at the potential benefits of using computer evidence and examination in commercial litigation cases.
Within the context of these case studies, the course will also provide explanations and demonstrations of a digital forensic examination, the types of software commonly encountered, the role of the Internet in cases involving computer forensics, and how the evidence was applied to the legal cases.
- Introduction to Computer Forensics
- Forensic Examination and the potential benefits to commercial litigation cases
- Two case studies where computer evidence proved vital to cases involving commercial disputes
- Overview of Automatic Forwarding Scripts
- Search Engines (e.g. Google, MSN & Yahoo!)
- Peer-to-Peer Software (e.g. LimeWire, iMesh, BearShare)
- Chat Software (e.g. ICQ, IRC, Yahoo! & MSN Messenger, Skype)
- Chat Forums
- Web Based Email
- The operation of Outlook & Outlook Express
Intended learning outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, students should have a fundamental understanding of the potential role computer forensic evidence can play within cases involving commercial litigation, as well as a basic knowledge of how a digital forensic examination is carried out.