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Information Sciences And Technology (IST)

IST 453 Legal, Regulatory, Policy Environment of Cyber Forensics (3) Legal, regulatory and public policy environment of computer and network forensics that constrain investigatory and monitoring activities in computer and network environments.

IST 453 Legal, Regulatory, Policy Environment of Cyber Forensics (3)

This course covers the major legal, regulatory and policy issues in cyber-forensics including, pre-trail discovery, production of electronic documents (electronic data discovery or EDD), custody, EDD cost balancing, admissibility of electronic evidence, “business records,” expert witness roles and qualification, constitutional rights to privacy and confidentiality, privilege, litigation support, forensic service providers, document retention standards, legal constraints on electronic records management, EDD employment policies, key EDD laws, civil, criminal and regulatory procedure and evidence, litigation holds, spoliation, obstruction of justice, interaction with inside and outside service providers and counsel, EDD strategy, audit trails, and multi-disciplinary relations with computer and network forensic experts. Students are exposed to the failure and successes of particular cyber forensic techniques in the dominant legal and regulatory forums.

General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Summer 2006
Prerequisite: IST 110 and 6th-semester standing or higher

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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