Computer Forensics

Computer Forensics

Wk 6 Discussion 1

“Stego and ADS” Please respond to the following:

    Briefly compare and contrast steganography, cryptography, and digital watermarking. Determine two strengths and weaknesses of each based on their similarities and differences. Explain whether or not you perceive these data-protection forms as mutually exclusive.
    Determine whether or not you believe that the benefits of alternative data streams (ADS) outweigh the risks and explain why you believe this to be the case. Explicate the effect on the systems forensics industry that would result if Microsoft discontinued support of ADS in future versions of its operating systems.

Discussion 2

“The Effects of Backup and Recovery” Please respond to the following:

    Determine what you perceive to be the most significant obstacle to successfully backing up data and / or recovering data for forensics investigators and explain why you believe this to be the case.
    Analyze why backup and recovery is critical to the system forensics process to determine the potential effects on an investigation when suitable backups and / or recovery efforts are not the reality.

Cybersecurity

Wk 6 Discussion 1

“Developing a Knowledgeable Workforce” Please respond to the following:

    Determine three benefits that could be derived from designing an effective training and awareness program. Select what you believe to be the most important benefit to the organization and explain why.
    Suggest three focus areas that a security training program should cover and explain why you believe these areas should be covered. Give your opinion on how these focus areas mitigate potential risks and threats that an organization may face.

Discussion 2

“Instilling Security Within Operations” Please respond to the following:

    Evaluate the importance of designing a controls framework, ensuring proper performance, and ensuring proper support to determine how reliable the operational security function is for the organization. Describe how these measures help maintain operational capability.
    Assess the importance of managing operational capability. Provide two examples of how managing operational capability ensures the execution security strategy of an organization. Describe potential challenges an organization may face by not planning adequate controls for managing operational capability.