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MS (Master of Science)
Computer and Information Science
Date of Award
Committee Chair or Co-Chairs
M. Gene Bailey
Steven L. Jenkins, Bill Pine
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.
Thesis - restricted
McCallister, Ronald F., "Forensic Computing for Non-Profits: A Case Study for Consideration When Non-Profits Need to Determine if a Computer Forensic Investigation is Warranted." (2004). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. Paper 940. https://dc.etsu.edu/etd/940
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