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FSP 203: Cyber Law and Digital Forensics

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April Batch 2024

Last Date to Register : 25th April 2024

The Cyber Law & Digital Forensics Online Course by SIFS India is crafted to equip you with an understanding of the legal complexities of the digital world.

You will learn how law and technology intersect, along with the significance of digital evidence, forensic techniques used to expose cyber crimes, and regulations to be followed during an investigation.

All the pre-recorded sessions are delivered by experienced instructors to equip you with the skills and knowledge required to handle cyber legal challenges while at the same time maintaining digital integrity.

This course comprises three levels: Level 1 (certificate), Level 2 (diploma), and Level 3 (Post Graduate Diploma), and the entire curriculum is divided among these levels.

A few of the topics you will learn about are: types of computer memory and networks; history of the internet, types of cyber crimes, internet security products, biometrics, cryptography and its types, digital signatures, electronic payment system, features of the IT Act-2000, different types of offences and penalties, cyber space jurisdiction, cryptography laws, cyber laws of major countries, laws related to intellectual property protection, digital forensics and the investigation process.

So get ready for a rewarding career in the ever-expanding field of cyber law and digital forensics by enrolling in this course.

Course Benefits

Enrolling in this course will help you gain an in-depth understanding of cyber laws, regulations, and digital forensics techniques. You will gain expertise in handling cybercrime cases, collecting digital evidence, and understanding the legal aspects of cyber investigations. This knowledge is most beneficial for students who want to work with legal firms, law enforcement agencies, or as digital forensic experts.

Course Outcome

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be equipped with expertise to analyze digital evidence, understand cyber laws and intellectual property rights, and contribute to investigations involving cybercrimes, data breaches, and cyber fraud. With this expertise, you can provide valuable assistance during legal proceedings, ensuring justice in the digital age, and helping organizations safeguard their digital assets.

Course Highlights

- Pre-recorded sessions with knowledge of the latest digital forensic tools and software

- Experienced instructors in the fields of cyber law and digital forensics

- Industry-specific and comprehensive study material and reference books

- A vibrant community of cyber law and digital forensics experts

- Opportunity to grow your professional network 

  • Level I : Cyber Law & Digital Forensics

    MODULE 1 – COMPUTER AND NETWORKS

    In this module, you will learn about the world of computing and information technology, beginning with an overview of early computing machines, the evolution of computers and software, computer assembly, software, and the types and speed of computer memory.

    The module also covers computer networks and the internet, including the need for networks, network topology, different network types, the history of the internet, the workings of the internet and the World Wide Web (WWW), cyber space, protocols, web publications, and internet management organizations, along with related terminology.

    MODULE 2 – CYBER CRIMES AND CYBER TERRORISM

    In this module, you will be introduced to cybercrimes and their various types, cyber frauds and threats (like phishing, ransomware, social engineering, DoS, DDoS, identity theft, internet fraud, spyware, etc.), and cyber terrorism, with a focus on national and international security issues. The module also focuses on the study of hacking, viruses, trojans, and worms as malicious activities aimed at compromising computer systems and data security.

    MODULE 3 – INTERNET SECURITY CONCEPT

    This module explores the concept of online security, emphasizing the importance of safeguarding digital assets and systems, firewalls in cybersecurity, including their type and functionalities in network protection, security products, including a range of software and hardware solutions to enhance digital security measures, and the usage of biometrics in identity verification, highlighting the importance of physiological and behavioral characteristics as security measures. This module will equip you with essential skills to implement security measures in the digital landscape.

    MODULE 4 – DIGITAL SIGNATURES AND ELECTRONIC PAYMENT SYSTEM

    This module explores the concept of digital signatures and electronic signatures, the differences between them, the technical challenges associated with them, like implementation cost, fraud risk, compliance risk, legal issues, genuinity of signatures, etc., the advantages of using these signatures, methods to recognize and authenticate these types of signatures, and electronic payment systems and their implications for taxation.

    MODULE 5 – CYBER LAW

    In this module, you will learn about electronic data interchange (EDI), which is a technology for digital communication and data exchange between businesses, the legalities related to it, legal frameworks to facilitate international trade and transactions, UNCITRAL Model Law (the global framework for electronic commerce legislation), electronic signature laws in major countries, cryptography laws, and cyber laws in major countries, highlighting the global effort to regulate and address various aspects of cyber activities, from online privacy to cyber crimes.

  • Level II : Cyber Law & Digital Forensics

    MODULE 1 – COMPUTER AND NETWORKS

    In this module, you will learn about the world of computing and information technology, beginning with an overview of early computing machines, the evolution of computers and software, computer assembly, software, and the types and speed of computer memory.

    The module also covers computer networks and the internet, including the need for networks, network topology, different network types, the history of the internet, the workings of the internet and the World Wide Web (WWW), cyber space, protocols, web publications, and internet management organizations, along with related terminology.

    MODULE 2 – CYBER CRIMES AND CYBER TERRORISM

    In this module, you will be introduced to cybercrimes and their various types, cyber frauds and threats (like phishing, ransomware, social engineering, DoS, DDoS, identity theft, internet fraud, spyware, etc.), and cyber terrorism, with a focus on national and international security issues. The module also focuses on the study of hacking, viruses, trojans, and worms as malicious activities aimed at compromising computer systems and data security.

    MODULE 3 – INTERNET SECURITY CONCEPT

    This module explores the concept of online security, emphasizing the importance of safeguarding digital assets and systems, firewalls in cybersecurity, including their type and functionalities in network protection, security products, including a range of software and hardware solutions to enhance digital security measures, and the usage of biometrics in identity verification, highlighting the importance of physiological and behavioral characteristics as security measures. This module will equip you with essential skills to implement security measures in the digital landscape.

    MODULE 4 – DIGITAL SIGNATURES AND ELECTRONIC PAYMENT SYSTEM

    This module explores the concept of digital signatures and electronic signatures, the differences between them, the technical challenges associated with them, like implementation cost, fraud risk, compliance risk, legal issues, genuinity of signatures, etc., the advantages of using these signatures, methods to recognize and authenticate these types of signatures, and electronic payment systems and their implications for taxation.

    MODULE 5 – INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ACT- 2000

    This module covers the salient features of India's IT Act of 2000 to regulate and promote electronic transactions. It includes knowledge about electronic records, digital signature authentication, electronic governance, the roles and powers of different authorities established under the IT Act, and the penalties and offenses defined within the Act.

    You will also learn how the legal landscape is evolving in the digital age, including the impact of the IT Act on other related Acts detailing amendments made to the Indian Penal Code, Evidence Act, Bankers Book Evidence Act, and Reserve Bank of India Act.

    MODULE 6 – CYBER LAW

    In this module, you will learn about electronic data interchange (EDI), which is a technology for digital communication and data exchange between businesses, the legalities related to it, legal frameworks to facilitate international trade and transactions, UNCITRAL Model Law (the global framework for electronic commerce legislation), electronic signature laws in major countries, cryptography laws, and cyber laws in major countries, highlighting the global effort to regulate and address various aspects of cyber activities, from online privacy to cybercrimes.

    MODULE 7 – DIGITAL FORENSICS AND RELATED INVESTIGATIVE PROCESS

    In this module, you will learn about the intersection of legal issues and digital forensics, the contextual framework within which digital forensics operates, media analysis (disk structure, file systems, and physical layer issues), live evidence collection techniques, analysis techniques (keyword searches, timelines, and the identification of hidden data), application and network analysis, cell phone and PDA analysis, binary code scrutiny, and the critical aspects of evidence collection, preservation, and testimony in a legal context.

    The module also covers legal issues concerning digital forensics in relation to an investigator's role and responsibilities while performing digital forensics analysis, the usage of digital forensics tools, recognizing the existing state of practice, and identifying gaps in technology, policy, and legal aspects.

  • Level III : Cyber Law & Digital Forensics

    MODULE 1 - COMPUTER AND NETWORKS

    In this module, you will learn about the world of computing and information technology, beginning with an overview of early computing machines, the evolution of computers and software, computer assembly, software, and the types and speed of computer memory.

    The module also covers computer networks and the internet, including the need for networks, network topology, different network types, the history of the internet, the workings of the internet and the World Wide Web (WWW), cyber space, protocols, web publications, and internet management organizations, along with related terminology.

    MODULE 2 - E-COMMERCE

    The module explores the domain of e-commerce, like an overview of the concept of online selling, types of e-commerce business models (business to consumer (B2C), business to business (B2B), business to government (B2G), business to business to consumer (B2B2C), consumer to consumer (C2C), and consumer to business (C2B)), and the advantages that e-commerce offers to businesses and consumers alike.

    MODULE 3 - CYBER CRIME AND CYBER TERRORISM

    In this module, you will be introduced to cybercrimes and their various types, cyber frauds and threats (like phishing, ransomware, social engineering, DoS, DDoS, identity theft, internet fraud, spyware, etc.), and cyber terrorism, with a focus on national and international security issues. The module also focuses on the study of hacking, viruses, trojans, and worms as malicious activities aimed at compromising computer systems and data security.

    MODULE 4 - INTERNET SECURITY CONCEPT

    This module explores the concept of online security, emphasizing the importance of safeguarding digital assets and systems, firewalls in cybersecurity, including their type and functionalities in network protection, security products, including a range of software and hardware solutions to enhance digital security measures, and the usage of biometrics in identity verification, highlighting the importance of physiological and behavioral characteristics as security measures. This module will equip you with essential skills to implement security measures in the digital landscape.

    MODULE 5 - CRYPTOGRAPHY

    Cryptography involves securing data through various techniques, like encryption and decryption. In this module, you will gain insights about the fundamental concepts of cryptography and the role it plays in achieving security goals like maintaining data privacy (confidentiality), data authenticity (verifying the source of origin), and data integrity (not modified during transfer). You will also become familiar with the concept of keys, an integral component of cryptographic systems, and key repairs used in asymmetric cryptography.

    MODULE 6 - DIGITAL SIGNATURES AND ELECTRONIC PAYMENT SYSTEM

    This module explores the concept of digital signatures and electronic signatures, the differences between them, the technical challenges associated with them, like implementation cost, fraud risk, compliance risk, legal issues, genuinity of signatures, etc., the advantages of using these signatures, methods to recognize and authenticate these types of signatures, and electronic payment systems and their implications for taxation.

    MODULE 7 - INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ACT - 2000

    This module covers the salient features of India's IT Act of 2000 to regulate and promote electronic transactions. It includes knowledge about electronic records, digital signature authentication, electronic governance, the roles and powers of different authorities established under the IT Act, and the penalties and offenses defined within the Act.

    You will also learn how the legal landscape is evolving in the digital age, including the impact of the IT Act on other related Acts detailing amendments made to the Indian Penal Code, Evidence Act, Bankers Book Evidence Act, and Reserve Bank of India Act.

    MODULE 8 - CYBER SPACE AND INVESTIGATION

    This module introduces you to the concept of cyber jurisdiction, key principles of jurisdiction, territorial jurisdiction (application of national laws within its physical boundaries), extraterritorial jurisdiction (extension of a nation’s reach beyond its borders under certain situations), cyberspace jurisdiction (international cooperation to tackle transnational cyber crimes), and specialized approaches to investigating cyber crimes along with cooperation among nations due to the borderless nature of cyber offences.

    MODULE 9 - CYBER LAW

    In this module, you will learn about electronic data interchange (EDI), which is a technology for digital communication and data exchange between businesses, the legalities related to it, legal frameworks to facilitate international trade and transactions, UNCITRAL Model Law (the global framework for electronic commerce legislation), electronic signature laws in major countries, cryptography laws, and cyber laws in major countries, highlighting the global effort to regulate and address various aspects of cyber activities, from online privacy to cybercrimes.

    MODULE 10 - LAW OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

    This module explores laws related to the protection of intellectual property rights. It includes the Copyright Act (laws related to the right to copy), the Trade and Merchandise Act (regulating online commercial activities, trademark protection, and illegal use of marks on merchandise), the Patent Act (laws related to safeguarding innovative ideas and inventions), the concept of domain name disputes and cyber-squatting to deal with challenges related to securing online identities and branding, and the study of important case laws to gain better insights into legal decisions that shape the evolving landscape of cyber law.

    MODULE 11 - DIGITAL FORENSICS AND RELATED INVESTIGATIVE PROCESS

    In this module, you will learn about the intersection of legal issues and digital forensics, the contextual framework within which digital forensics operates, media analysis (disk structure, file systems, and physical layer issues), live evidence collection techniques, analysis techniques (keyword searches, timelines, and the identification of hidden data), application and network analysis, cell phone and PDA analysis, binary code scrutiny, and the critical aspects of evidence collection, preservation, and testimony in a legal context.

    The module also covers legal issues concerning digital forensics in relation to an investigator's role and responsibilities while performing digital forensics analysis, the usage of digital forensics tools, recognizing the existing state of practice, and identifying gaps in technology, policy, and legal aspects.

  • What steps should I follow to enroll in this online course?

    To enroll, click on the “Register for Course” option available on the right side of the screen, followed by the provided instructions and payment procedure.

  • Can I pay directly to the bank account of SIFS India?

    Yes, you have the option to make a direct payment to the bank account of SIFS India;, all you have to do is write an email at education@sifs.in requesting the bank details. 

  • Which documents I have to upload at the time of enrollment?

    Academic Qualification Documents, Professional Qualification Certificates, and National ID Proof or Passport Copy are required at the time of enrollment.  

  • What if I am unable to upload my documents?

    Kindly send your necessary documents with proof of payment to admission@sifs.in.

  • How will I receive confirmation once I have completed the payment procedure?

    An Admission Confirmation email will be sent with your portal credentials once the proof of payment and application form with all the necessary documents are received at admission@sifs.in.

  • How do I login to the portal for my online course?

    To login, visit the portal at the given link: https://www.sifs.in/student and enter your login credentials, i.e., your username and password shared via email. 

  • What study material access will I have after logging into the portal?

    After logging into the portal, you will have access to reading material, reference eBooks, and e-research papers.

  • Will I receive any assignments during my course duration?

    Yes, all your assignments, projects, case studies and practice tests will be assigned to you through your portal as per the level you will be enrolled in.

  • What technical prerequisites are necessary for an online course?

    You can easily access our online course on mobile / tablet devices. We highly recommend that you use your desktop or laptop and a reliable internet connection for a better view.

  • Will there be any exams after completing the course?

    Yes, there will be an online exam after completing the course.

  • Will I receive any certificates after completing the online course?

    Yes, upon successful completion of the course, you will receive a certificate and marksheet, which can be a valuable addition to your resume and may enhance your career prospects in the field.

  • Where to contact in case of any queries or technical support?

    Write to us at admission@sifs.in, call: +91-1147074263, or WhatsApp: +91-7303913002.

Michelle Theer: Documenting the Conspiracy to Murder Her Husband

On December 17, 2000, United States Air Force Capt. Frank Martin Theer was shot and killed by John Diamond.

His wife, Michelle Catherine Theer, was the prime suspect and was convicted of murdering her husband.

Theer's attorney, Daniel Pollitt, said that there is no physical evidence, no direct evidence, and no eyewitness. Hence, there is no room left for confusion, and she cannot be convicted.

However, prosecutors have access to 88,000 e-mails and instant messages on Theer's computer, along with ads written by her in 1999, emails she wrote in response to those ads, sexual relationship evidence between her and Diamond, and messages containing plans to murder the captain.

On December 3, 2004, she was found guilty of murder and conspiracy and sentenced to life in prison.

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Thank you Sir and all others for your valuable time and effort.

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Instructors

Afreen Tarannum

Afreen Tarannum

Senior Scientific Officer
Dr. Ranjeet Singh

Dr. Ranjeet Singh

Managing Director
Karun Singla

Karun Singla

Forensic Instructor

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