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Instructor:Dr. Mike Mabey
mmabey@asu.edu
Office Hours:Tuesdays 4:15 - 5:15 PM
in BYENG 423

TA:Adam Oest
aoest@asu.edu
Office Hours:Thursdays 12 - 1 PM
in BYENG 423

TA:Sukwha Kyung
skyung1@asu.edu
Office Hours:Wednesdays 1 - 2 PM
in BYENG 423

Important Dates

  • 2019-01-08: First day of class
  • 2019-02-21: Midterm Exam
  • 2019-03-04—2019-03-08: Spring Break - No class
  • 2019-04-30: Final Exam
    • Cumulative
    • 2:30 - 4:20 PM in BYAC 150

Schedule & Lecture Recordings

The following schedule is tentative and may change as the semester progresses. Some ways to keep apprised of updates are:

  • Come to class. All changes will be announced in class.
  • Create a watch on my website’s repository on GitHub.
  • Make sure you have email notifications turned on in Piazza.
  • Manually check the website regularly.

Note

You may have to scroll horizontally (Shift + scroll) to view all columns of the table below.

# Date Topic(s) Recording Remarks
1 Jan 8
  • Topic 0: Course Overview
  • Topic 1: Forensics Intro
Link  
2 Jan 10
  • Topic 1: Forensics Intro
Link  
3 Jan 15
  • Topic 1: Forensics Intro
Link Group formation due: Jan 16
4 Jan 17
  • Group Project Introduction
  • Topic 1.5: Python for Forensics
Link  
5 Jan 22
  • Topic 2: Evidence Acquisition
Link  
6 Jan 24
  • Topic 3: Drives, Volumes, and Files
Link  
7 Jan 29
  • Topic 3: Drives, Volumes, and Files
Link  
8 Jan 31
  • Topic 3: Drives, Volumes, and Files
Link  
9 Feb 5 Guest speaker: Adam Oest, ASU  
10 Feb 7
  • Topic 3: Drives, Volumes, and Files
  • Topic 4: File Systems
Link I forgot to plug in the ethernet cable before starting the stream, so I apologize if the video quality isn’t very good.
11 Feb 12
  • Topic 4: File Systems
Link  
12 Feb 14
  • Topic 4: File Systems
Link HW2 due: Feb 15
13 Feb 19 Guest speaker: Special Agent Erin Gibbs, FBI  
14 Feb 21 Midterm Exam Covers Lectures 1-13
15 Feb 26
  • Midterm Review
Link HW1 due: Feb 27
16 Feb 28
  • In-Class Lab 1
 
  Mar 4-8 Spring Break!!    
17 Mar 12
  • In-Class Lab 2
18 Mar 14
  • Topic 5: Image Forensics
Link  
19 Mar 19
  • In-Class Lab 3
  • Topic 6: Email Forensics
Link  
20 Mar 21 Guest speaker: Mike Lombardi, Mandiant  
21 Mar 26
  • Topic 6: Email Forensics
  • Topic 7: Mobile Forensics
Link  
22 Mar 28
  • In-Class Lab 4
  • Group Projects: Checkpoint Due
  • iPad.ad1
23 Apr 2
  • Topic 7.5: Malware Forensics
Link
24 Apr 4
  • Topic 8: Cloud and Web Forensics
Link Paper Reports Due
25 Apr 9 Guest speaker: Jamie Winterton, ASU GSI  
26 Apr 11 Paper Presentations:
  • Detecting file fragmentation point
    using sequential hypothesis testing
  • Windows operating systems agnostic
    memory analysis
  • Lest We Remember: Cold Boot
    Attacks on Encryption Keys
HW3 due: Apr 11
27 Apr 16 Paper Presentations:
  • Secure Audit Logs to Support
    Computer Forensics
  • Forensic carving of network packets
    and associated data structures
  • Towards Comprehensive and
    Collaborative Forensics on Email
    Evidence
 
28 Apr 18 Paper Presentations
  • Automatic Extraction of Secrets
    from Malware
  • Identification and recovery of JPEG
    files with missing fragments
  • Automated forensic analysis of
    mobile applications on Android
    devices
 
29 Apr 23 Paper Presentations
  • Welcome pwn: Almond smart home
    hub forensics
  • Who watches the watcher? Detecting
    hypervisor introspection from
    unprivileged guests
  • dbling: Identifying extensions
    installed on encrypted web thin clients
 
30 Apr 25
  • Topic 9: Semester Review
Link Group Projects Due
31 Apr 30 Final Exam Cumulative
2:30 - 4:20 PM in BYAC 150
(scheduled by ASU)