Certificate Course in Cyber Forensics & Cyber Laws (CCCFCL)


The Certificate Course in Cyber Forensics & Cyber Laws (CCCFCL) aims to prepare students to work on current technology scenarios as well as prepare them to keep pace with the changing face of technology and the requirements of the growing IT industry. Candidates should have basic knowledge of computer and networking fundamentals with logical approach and knowledge of Cyber Crimes. After the completion of the course, students can work as Cyber Forensics Investigators.

Detailed overview and learning objectives

By the end of the semester (320 learning hours) students will have developed an understanding, and competency in the following modules.

Sl. No.ModulesHours
1Fundamentals of Computer and Cyber Forensics50
2Cyber Forensics (Evidence Recovery & Investigation)130
3Cyber Crimes and Cyber Laws40
4Management Development Program60

Detailed Syllabus:

Module 1 Fundamentals of Networks and Cyber Forensics

  • Basic Computer Terminology
  • Internet
  • Networking
  • Computer Storage
  • Cell Phone / Mobile Forensics
  • Computer Ethics and Application Programs
  • Cyber Forensic Basics- Introduction to Cyber Forensics
  • Storage Fundamentals
  • File System Concepts
  • Data Recovery
  • Operating System Software and Basic Terminology
  • Introduction to Cyber Security
  • Implementing Hardware Based Security
  • Software Based Firewalls
  • Security Standards
  • Assessing Threat Levels
  • Operating System Attacks
  • Application Attacks
  • Reverse Engineering & Cracking Techniques and Financial Frauds

Module 2 Cyber Forensics (Evidence Recovery & Investigation)

  • Introduction to Deleted File Recovery
  • Formatted Partition Recovery
  • Data Recovery Tools
  • Data Recovery Procedures and Ethics
  • Preserve and safely handle original media
  • Document a “Chain of Custody”
  • Complete time line analysis of computer files based on file creation
  • File modification and file access
  • Recover Internet Usage Data
  • Recover Swap Files/Temporary Files/Cache Files
  • Introduction to Encase Forensic Edition
  • Forensic Tool Kit (FTK)
  • Use computer forensics software tools to cross validate findings in computer evidence
  • Introduction to Cyber Forensic Investigation
  • Investigation Tools
  • Digital Evidence Collection
  • Evidence Preservation
  • E-Mail Investigation
  • E-Mail Tracking
  • IP Tracking
  • E-Mail Recovery
  • Encryption and Decryption methods
  • Search and Seizure of Computers
  • Recovering deleted evidences
  • Password Cracking

Module 3 Cyber Crimes and Cyber Laws

  • Introduction to IT laws & Cyber Crimes
  • Internet ,Hacking
  • Cracking
  • Viruses
  • Virus Attacks
  • Pornography
  • Software Piracy
  • Intellectual property
  • Legal System of Information Technology
  • Social Engineering
  • Understanding Copy Right in Information Technology
  • Understanding the technology of Software software-copyright vs Patent debate Authorship 
  • Assignment issues Commissioned work
  • Work for hire Idea/Expression dichotomy
  • Copy right in internet
  • Legal Issues in internet and Software Copyright Jurisdiction Issues
  • Copyright Infringe Remedies of Infringement Multimedia
  • Copyright issues Software Piracy
  • Patents understanding
  • Cyber Crimes
  • Understanding Cyber Crimes in context of Internet
  • Indian Penal Law & Cyber Crimes Fraud Hacking Mischief
  • International law
  • Obscenity and Pornography Internet
  • Potential of Obscenity Indian Law On Obscenity & Pornography Technical
  • Legal solutions International efforts Changes in Indian Laws
  • E-Commerce & Taxation
  • E-Commerce-Salient Features On-Line contracts Mail Box rule Privities of
  • Contracts Jurisdiction issues in E-Commerce Electronic Data Interchange.
  • Security and Evidence in E-Commerce Dual Key encryption Digital signatures security issues
  • UNCITRAL model law of E-Commerce
  • Indian Legal Position on E-Commerce IT Act 2000/Indian Evidence Act/Draft law on E-Commerce

Module 4 Management Development Program

  • Introduction to communication
  • Barriers to communication
  • Kind of communication
  • Confidence building
  • Non-verbal Communication
  • Writing: Covering letter and CV
  • Email, Presentation Skill
  • Interview skills