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Second Semester 
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Course Curriculum CFU Length(h)


According to the scope of the Master Course in Internet Engineering, the aim of the course “digital forensics” is that of equipping the student with the necessary knowledge to start a career in digital forensics

* Knowledge and Understanding:
the student becomes aware of the existence of the tial problems (civil and criminal) related to the new technologies.

* Applying knowledge and Understanding: the student will be able to understand legal aspects for the search, acquisition, storage, analysis and evaluation of digital evidence.

* Making judgements:
the student will develop the ability to legally evaluate computer evidence.

* Communication skills:
the student will be able to interact with lawyers and legal experts in a qualified way.

* learning skills:
the student will be able to find from qualified sources and to interpret independently the current legislation applicable to its field of interest


To attend the seminar it is recommended to take the “computer science and new technologies: legal aspects” exam before


During the seminar the main topics of forensic computing will be illustrated, including: 1) computer crimes and process (criminal and civil); 2) use of hardware and software for computer-forensic analysis; 3) investigative techniques of the judicial police and the judiciary; 4) local and national jurisprudential cases (civil and criminal).

Teaching Methods

Lectures; the course aims to promote a joint work with students. The method of teaching followed alongside the ' theoretical with practical cases and judgments, to enable students to develop a capacity for immediate application of digital forensics to concrete situations.

Attendance Rule: the attendance is mandatory for coping with the goals and the objectives of the course. Attending the lectures the student may acquire rapidaly the technical terminology, the fundationals, the basis, and so to make progresses in the autonomous study methodology.

Teaching will be provided simultaneously both in the presence and online, thus outlining a mixed teaching that can be enjoyed in university classrooms but at the same time also at a distance. Each student, at the beginning of the semester can opt, with binding choice, for teaching in presence or at a distance. Depending on the availability of the classrooms and the number of students who will opt for the mode in attendance, a shift may be provided for actual access to the classroom

Verification of learning

There will be a final oral exam to evaluate the student’s degree of learning. Successful completion of the final test is necessary for the allocation of credits.


The teacher will recommend the texts to be consulted during the lessons. The students should download all the material, including slides, that the teacher provides during the lectures (see the website https://elearning.unica.it/) and in any case please contact the teachers for any problem that you may have.

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Self-assessment tests: the learning will be tested constantly through discussion and debate. During the lessons the teacher gives to the students self-assessment tests to help in perfecting the method of preparation of the exam. The tests will be carried out individually or in small groups, with the support of texts and notes and the answers will be analyzed together with the class. Such tests do not provide for evaluation

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