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Degree Name

MS (Master of Science)

Program

Computer and Information Science

Date of Award

12-2004

Committee Chair or Co-Chairs

M. Gene Bailey

Committee Members

Steven L. Jenkins, Bill Pine

Abstract

Non-profit organizations are faced with unique personnel and resource limitations. When their network systems are compromised, these organizations are faced with determining whether or not to invest the time and effort into a forensic investigation. With specific consideration given to the unique concerns of these non-profit organizations, the goal of this work is to define how the administrators of non-profit organizations can conduct forensic investigations.

To advance this goal, a case study was created to highlight the tools and methodologies available to cost-conscious organizations. Of a major concern to these organizations is the learning curve required to properly implement an investigation; this work not only details which tools are suggested for use, but also describes how to use them. In the final evaluation, organizations balance the cost in manpower and resources against the benefits of prosecution and education.

Document Type

Thesis - Campus Only

Copyright

Copyright by the authors.

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