Digital Forensic Education

An Experiential Learning Approach

  • Xiaolu Zhang
  • Kim-Kwang Raymond Choo

Part of the Studies in Big Data book series (SBD, volume 61)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Xiaolu Zhang, Timothy T. Yuen, Kim-Kwang Raymond Choo
    Pages 1-9
  3. Digital Forensic Challenge Case Studeis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Daniel Palmer, Edward Blackburne, Theo Lemoine
      Pages 13-28
    3. Jose Reyna, Madison Evans Larrumbide, Carson Bosko
      Pages 29-42
    4. Paul Harris, James Ma, Ian Salas, Isaac Sanchez
      Pages 43-60
    5. Mikaela Zabel, Alex Molina, Monica de Leon Gamon
      Pages 61-79
    6. Shawn Knox, John Chismar, Guo Mah
      Pages 81-98
  4. Technical Case Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 99-99
    2. Sean Tristan, Shally Sharma, Robert Gonzalez
      Pages 101-121
    3. Aman Gupta, Aishwarya Ulhas Desai, Ankita Sahai
      Pages 123-153
    4. Archit Saxena, John Walker, Vedant Kulkarni
      Pages 155-174
    5. Cole Troutman, Victor Mancha
      Pages 175-201
    6. Micah Gibson, Nicole Medina, Zachary Nail
      Pages 203-218
    7. Rebecca Nelson, Atul Shukla, Cory Smith
      Pages 219-241
    8. Briana McFadden, Elamathi Balasubramani, Wakama E. Miebaka
      Pages 243-279
    9. Ashleigh Powell, Cydnee Haynes
      Pages 281-303
    10. Xiaolu Zhang, Kim-Kwang Raymond Choo
      Pages 305-307

About this book


In this book, the editors explain how students enrolled in two digital forensic courses at their institution are exposed to experiential learning opportunities, where the students acquire the knowledge and skills of the subject-matter while also learning how to adapt to the ever-changing digital forensic landscape. Their findings (e.g., forensic examination of different IoT devices) are also presented in the book. Digital forensics is a topic of increasing importance as our society becomes “smarter” with more of the “things” around us been internet- and inter-connected (e.g., Internet of Things (IoT) and smart home devices); thus, the increasing likelihood that we will need to acquire data from these things in a forensically sound manner. This book is of interest to both digital forensic educators and digital forensic practitioners, as well as students seeking to learn about digital forensics.


Cyber Crime Cyber Forensics Cyber Security Cyber Security Education Digital Forensic Education Digital Forensics Incident Response IoT Forensics Mobile Forensics National Security Smart Home Forensics

Editors and affiliations

  • Xiaolu Zhang
    • 1
  • Kim-Kwang Raymond Choo
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Information Systems and Cyber SecurityUniversity of Texas at San AntonioSan AntonioUSA
  2. 2.Department of Information Systems and Cyber SecurityUniversity of Texas at San AntonioSan AntonioUSA

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