Abstract

Computer forensics is an ever-growing technological field of complexity and depth. Individuals must strive to keep learning and growing their skills as they help combat cybercrime throughout the world. This study attempts to establish a method of evaluating conceptual expertise in computer forensics to help indicate whether or not an individual understands the five basic phases of computer forensics: preparation, seizure of evidence, acquisition of data, analysis of data, and reporting the findings of the analysis. A survey was presented to a university class of 30 students taking a computer forensics course and as well as posted online asking computer forensics professionals to participate in the survey. Results show that novices that were enrolled in a computer forensics course were able to identify the phases of computer forensics more readily than professionals

Degree

MS

College and Department

Technology

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https://lib.byu.edu/about/copyright/

Date Submitted

2021-06-14

Document Type

Thesis

Handle

http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/etd11769

Keywords

digital forensics, computer forensics, conceptual expertise

Language

english

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Engineering Commons

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