Computer Forensics

Module Code
Module Coordinators
Wolfgang Schmitt
Wolfgang Schmitt
Short Description
Introduction into the tasks, objectives and procedures of computer forensics. Acquiring independently the use of tools & methods for performing forensic analysis of IT-systems.
Learning Objectives

Graduates know about the scope and procedures of computer forensics and are qualified to understand methods and use tools for performing computer forensic analysis. The handling of practical tasks (so-called. Challenges) and the presentation of solutions in small teams enables them not only to work in a team but also to take over management duties.

  • Objectives of computer forensics
  • Threat scenarios and attacks
  • Incident detection and incident response
  • The Secure-Analyze-Present approach
  • Methods and tools for performing computer forensic analysis
  • Framing legal aspects
Duration in Semester
Instruction Language
Total Effort
6 CrP; an estimated 180 hours, of which approximately 60 are spent in class.
Weekly School Hours
Method of Instruction

Moderiertes Lernen 4 SWS

Requirements for the awarding of Credit Points
Oral presentation and written composition
Evaluation Standard
according to examination regulations (§ 9)
  • BSI: Leitfaden IT-Forensik
  • E. Casey: Digital Evidence & Computer Crime - Forensic Science, Computers And The Internet. Elsevier Inc.
  • E. Geschonnek: Computer Forensik - Computerstraftaten erkennen, ermitteln, aufklären. dpunkt.Verlag
  • L. Kuhlee, V. Völzow: Computer Forensik Hacks. O'Reilly
  • W. Schmitt: Hilfsblätter zur Lehrveranstaltung