Information Security and Cyber Forensics

By Prof. Pratosh Bansal   |   Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya, Indore
Learners enrolled: 1500
Information and Technology are not only words now, today these two words are drivers of change and growth throughout the world. Today’s society is knowledge driven society, in which technology is used as tool for creating, sharing and preserving knowledge. Information Technology along with communication technology (ICT) has become the backbone of socio economic activities and development. 

Digital India movement of the government has given an additional pace to penetration of ICT in the Indian society. With the use of internet, the world has now become a single village. 

Every development activity has its own cost and ICT is also not aloof of that. Internet and ICT has opened new ways of crime and the risk is increasing with the advancement and use of technology. 

There is an utmost need to increase awareness and imparting skills, in the Indian society, on the issues in the domain of Information Security. There is a need to understand the relationship of information security, digital forensics and cyber laws. 

This course is designed with the aim to create awareness, extend education and prepare the base for further studies in the area of information security, digital forensics and cyber laws. 

The course will be focusing on information systems, information security, security threats and risks, computer crimes, data security and backup, importance of digital forensic, issues in computer and mobile forensic and cyber laws in detail.
Course Status : Ongoing
Course Type : Elective
Duration : 12 weeks
Start Date : 26 Jan 2023
End Date : 30 Apr 2023
Exam Date :
Enrollment Ends : 15 Mar 2023
Category :
  • Multidisciplinary
Credit Points : 4
Level : Undergraduate

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Course layout

Week     Module No Title of the Module

1 1 Introduction to Data

2 Classification of Data

3 Database Management System (DBMS)

  4 Information, Knowledge, Need  and  Importance of Information Part-1

5 Information, Knowledge, need and importance of Information part-2

2 1 Information system

2 Conceptual Framework of Information Systems

3 Types of Information System Part – 1

4 Types of Information System Part – 2

3 1 Development of Information Systems Part -1

2 Development of Information Systems Part -2

3 Introduction to Information Security Part - 1 

4 Introduction to Information Security Part - 2

4 1 Security Threats

2 Malicious Software Part-1

3 Malicious Software Part-2  

5 1 Network and Denial of Services Attack

2 An Overview of Computer Crimes

3 Types of Cyber Crime Part-1

4 Types of Cyber Crime Part-2

6 1 E-Commerce Attacks

2 Security Technologies Part-1

3 Security Technologies Part-2

4 Security Protocols

7 1 Data Backup, Archival Storage and Wiping of Data

2 Introduction of Digital Forensics

3 Need and importance of Digital Forensics

4 Confiscation and Seizing of Media

8 1 Extraction of information from the media

2 Restoration of deleted files

3 Ethical Password cracking

4 Ethical E-mail tracking

9 1 Legal and Privacy Issues

2 Anti-Forensic

3 Digital Forensics and Case Studies 

4 Introduction to Mobile Forensics

10 1 Tools and Techniques used for Mobile Forensics Part - 1

2 Tools and Techniques used for Mobile Forensics Part - 2

3 Cyber Laws Internationally

4 Cyber Laws in India

11 1 IT Act 2000 and IT Act 2008

2 Copyright Act

Patent Law

4 Intellectual Property Law

12 1 Case Studies: Cyber Law

2 Career Building in Information Security

3 Careers in Cyber Forensics

Books and references

[1] Sarika Gupta and Gaurav Gupta, “Information Security and Cyber Laws”, Khanna Publishing, 1st Edition, 2011.

[2] V. S. Bagad, I. A. Dhotre and Manish Khodaskar, “Information and Cyber Security”, Technical Publications, 2nd Edition, 2019.

[3] Surya Prakash Tripathi, RitendraGoel and Praveen Kumar Shukla, “Introduction to Information Security and Cyber Laws”, Dreamtech Press, 1st Edition, 2014.

[4] V. K. Pachghare, “Cryptogaphy And Information Security”, PHI Learning, 3rd, Edition, 2019.

[5] Nilakshi Jain and Dhananjay R. Kalbande, “Digital Forensic: The Fascinating World of Digital Evidences”, Wiley, 1st Edition, 2016.

[6] Nilakshi Jain and Dhananjay R. Kalbande, “Digital Forensic: For Mumbai University”, Wiley, 1st Edition, 2019.

[7] R. K. Tiwari, P. K. Sastry and K. V. Ravikumar, “Computer Crime and Computer Forensic”, Select Publisher, 1st Edition 2002.

[8] Nishesh Sharma, “Cyber Forensics in India: A Legal Perspective”, Universal Law Publishing, 1st Edition, 2017.

Instructor bio

Prof. Pratosh Bansal

Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya, Indore

Dr. Pratosh Bansal received B.E. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Rani Durgawati Vishwavidyalaya, Jabalpur (MP), India, in 1995, and the M.Tech. degree with Specialization in Energy Management from Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya, Indore (MP), India, in 1999. Then he has done another M.Tech. degree in Computer Science from Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya, Indore  (MP), India, in 2003. He received the Ph.D. degree in Computer Engineering from Institute of Engineering and Technology, Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya, Indore (MP), in 2011.

Presently, he is working as a Professor, at Department if Information Technology, Institute of Engineering and Technology, Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya, Indore (MP), since 2013. He is also Professor In-charge, Centre for Cyber Security and Digital Forensics Studies & Research (IET-DAVV), Member, Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) on e-governance, UGC, MHRD and Chairman, Board of Studies (Information Technology), Under faculty of Engineering (2016-19), DAVV. He is guiding 08 research scholars in versatile areas. He has guided around 35 M.E. Students. He has published 25 papers in similar areas in Journals of repute and International Conferences. 

Course certificate

30% for in Course Assessment & 70% of End-term Proctored Exam.

The course is free to learn. Interested Learners can enrol and learn the course for free. 
If You wish to get certified on this course you must register and write the proctored exam after payment of exam fee
The exam is conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA) in various exam centres across India. 
30 % will be allocated for Internal Assessment and 70 % will be allocated for external proctored examination.
A  minimum 
40 % passing marks are needed in internal AS WELL AS external for being eligible for certificate.

Exam pattern:
Computer Based Test (CBT) 
50 MCQs

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