Assess at least four different sources of data that could be used in a digital forensics investigation

Assignment 1

Objective: Assess at least four different sources of data that could be used in a digital forensics investigation.

Competencies: Critical thinking

Instructions: In approximately 10-12 double-spaced pages critically assess at least four different sources of data which could be used in a digital forensics investigation comparing challenges regarding collecting and examining the different sources. Prioritizing them according to their potential usefulness with regards to three different events:

Network intrusion

Malware installation

Insider file deletion.

Prepare your paper in Word. Include a minimum of 5 sources. The citations and the reference list in the paper should be formatted in accordance with APA 6th edition guidelines. Note: Also include a cover page, one-paragraph abstract, a table of contents and any appendix (if necessary), which do not count toward the regular length of the paper.

After it meets all of the stated criteria in the posting, attach the paper AND the originality report for IA1 in your Assignments/Dropbox in LEO.  Instructors will be submitting all papers through Turnitin, a tool that checks for plagiarism—so be sure that all writing is original and all sources are referenced according to the APA guidelines.

Grading Criteria

This assignment is worth 10 percent of your total grade.

Criteria

Excellent A (90+)

Satisfactory B (80-89)

Needs Improvement (below 80)

Content (80%)

Clarity of four (4) different sources of data which could be used in a digital forensics investigation.

The four (4) different sources of data addressed are thoroughly developed and clearly stated.

The four (4) different sources of data addressed are adequately developed and clearly stated.

One or more of the four (4) different sources of data addressed are neither adequately developed or clearly stated.

Clarity of comparing challenges regarding the collecting and examining of the different sources.

The challenges regarding the collecting and examining of different sources presented are thorough and complete.

The challenges regarding the collecting and examining of different sources presented are complete.

The challenges regarding the collecting and examining of different sources presented are incomplete.

Clarity of prioritization according to potential usefulness with regards to three different events:

Network intrusion

Malware installation

Insider file deletion.

The prioritization according to potential usefulness with regards to three different events is thoroughly developed and logically presented.

The prioritization according to potential usefulness with regards to three different events is sufficiently developed and logically presented.

The prioritization according to potential usefulness with regards to three different events is not sufficiently developed and/or not logically presented.

Quality of documented support

The discussion in the paper is based on a thorough review of the literature.

The discussion in the paper is based on an adequate review of the literature.

The literature review presented in the paper is inadequate.

Form (20%)

Organization

The content is well organized with clear transitions among major subtopics.

The content is generally well organized with some improvement possible in transitioning among subtopics.

The organization of the content is confusing without clear transitions among subtopics.

Writing style

Graduate level writing is reflected throughout the paper, including accurate spelling, punctuation, grammar, and sentence structure.

Writing is acceptable, a few errors in spelling, punctuation, grammar, and/or sentence structure.

Writing does not meet graduate standards. Unacceptable number of errors in spelling, punctuation, grammar, sentence structure, and/or citation format.

Use of proper APA formatting

In-text citations are presented in proper APA format and all sources are identified in the reference list and cited in proper APA format.

Minor errors in citation identification and/or APA format.

Unacceptable number of errors in citation identification and/or APA format.

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