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CIS 440 - e-Discovery Infrastructure and Practice

5 Credits
E-Discovery is becoming more and more commonplace as 90% of all documents are electronic. In this course, students learn the methodology behind e-discovery including documents, mobile devices, email and logfiles. Proper procedures such as the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM) are covered. Popular commercial tools such as Sherpa Software, iPro and Summation are examined along with shareware/freeware. Students learn the laws that may affect them as network administrators during a litigation hold and how to develop procedures for various legal situations that may affect the digital data they maintain. They learn how to create a business infrastructure that can respond effectively to e-discovery issues. This is a hands-on class in which they will use the techniques introduced. Students will have taken CIS 155 or its equivalent.

Pre-requisite(s) CIS 155 min 2.0
Program Admission Required Yes Admitted Program BAS - CIS
Fees CF

Designed to Serve For students admitted to the BAS program in CyberSecurity and Forensics.
Active Date 2015-12-07

Grading System Decimal Grade
Class Limit 24
Contact Hours: Lecture 44 Lab 22 Worksite 0 Clinical 0 Other 0
Total Contact Hours 66
Degree Distributions:
Course Outline
I. Describe the difference between e-discovery and digital forensics

a. Describe the types of digital evidence

II. Explain how the following rules affect digital evidence

a. Federal Rules of Civil Procedure

b. Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure

c. Federal Rules of Evidence

III. Use the Electronic Discovery Reference Model

IV. Use the FIRAC legal analysis method to read a case

V. Describe and use some of the popular e-discovery tools

a. Explain how they are used in conjunction with forensics tools

b. Explain planning considerations

c. Itemize the types of e-discovery items useful in court

VI. Describe the role of experts in civil and criminal cases

a. Explain the role of an e-discovery expert

b. Explain and contrast the role of a digital forensics expert

c. Describe best practices

VII. Explain how to preserve digital evidence

a. Use of web based repositories

b. Other software tools

VIII. Describe case flow

a. Prelitigation procedures

b. Common documents used at the start of a lawsuit

c. Fact finding and pretrial

d. Common technical and non-technical considerations

IX. Describe Information Governance and how it affects the collection of evidence

X. Describe the appeals process

a. Case law

b. Criminal vs. civil case law

c. Multijurisdictional and international cases

XI. Describe new trends.

a. Their implications


Student Learning Outcomes

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