Modeling Cyber Crimes and Investigations for Digital Forensics Education

Author:
James Palmer, Brea Llorens, Sarah Kaufman, Christopher Gibbons, MdGayas Chowdhury, Cindy Chen, Xinwen Fu
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266.73 kB
Date:
01 July 2016
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Current network forensics education lacks a systematic view of how real-world cybercrimes are committed and how real-world cases are investigated. In this paper, we fill these gaps. We explicitly define three basic crime strategies as computer assisted strategy, computer focused strategy and non-cyber strategy (traditional crime strategy) and model a real world cyber crime case as a sequence of crimes using these three basic crime strategies. We explicitly define two basic investigation strategies as computerized techniques and traditional operations. These models allow satisfactory explanation of a case that may involve a number of basic types of crimes and investigations. We have also built a real-world case database system for digital forensics education. Our preliminary survey confirms the usefulness of these models and case database system helping students understand cyber crimes and investigations.

Modeling Cyber Crimes and Investigations for Digital Forensics Education