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CFOR2201 – Computer Forensics
Winter 2021 – Final Project – 30% of Your Final Grade
Final Group Project
The purpose of the project is to demonstrate that you have achieved a comprehensive understanding of the topic and can effectively apply that knowledge. You should relate a project to computer forensics. This approach allows you the flexibility to analyze the material from several different perspectives. You are required, but not limited to the use of the assigned text. Any additional references used should be cited. Project documentation should be at least 8-10 pages in length, typed in 12-point font and double-spaced. The report must include the followings:
Computer Evidence Analyzed
Detailed description of evidence
Additional Report Sections
Deliverable # Item Due Date Weight (%)
1 Final Project Contract Check DC Connect 1
2 Final Project Presentation Check DC Connect 10
3 Final Project Report Check DC Connect 19
Deliverable#1 – Final Project Contract
Description: Your group will be expected to write a group contract that outlines the work division and roles for each group member. The objective of the group contract is to have your scope defined so you can begin the real work on your project. Check DC Connect for the contract due date. To write your contract:
1.Check the topic that is assigned to your group based on your group number.
2.In the group contract document:
Final Project Presentation
Write your group number and members with their student’s IDs.
State your group’s project topic.
Outline the work division and roles for each group member: List who is doing what? How will you resolve conflict or inequitable work distribution?
List how often will your group hold meetings? How many hours do you expect to work on this project this semester as a group? What is your project timeline for the remaining weeks?
Deliverable#2 – Final Project Report
Final Project Grading Rubric /100: Rubric for the final report has the following assessment criteria:
Grasp of knowledge pertaining research (20 marks).
Quality and clarity of the and coverage of the topic, i.e., Your methodology and analysis of the problem statement (50 marks).
Clarity of the report (10 marks).
References (10 marks): Proper referencing is expected; for details on how to create proper references, please refer to the How-To citation guides available here: https://guides.library.durhamcollege.ca/citation
Grammar and format (10 marks).
Deliverable#3 – Final Project Presentation
Description: 20-minute conference-style class presentation.
1.In your presentation, describe your research.
2.Class presentation is MANDATORY. Otherwise, you will receive no credit for the project. All members of the group must present.
Presentation Rubric /100: Rubric for the final presentation has the following assessment criteria: Content (70 marks): The content is written and presented clearly and concisely, demonstrating the following:
Explaining the problem statement;
Methodology and analysis;
a logical progression of ideas and supporting information; and the presented information is accurate and current.
The remainder of the marks (30 marks):
Quality of material (10 marks): Readable (font size), coherent, colours appropriate, use of diagrams, and images where relevant to enhance the understanding of concepts and ideas. Text is appropriate in length and to the point.
Work is divided clearly and equally (10 marks).
Time management (10 marks): start and finish on time.
Final Group Project
The purpose of the project in this course is to demonstrate that you have achieved a comprehensive understanding of your topic and can effectively apply that knowledge. You may select a project topic related to computer forensics field. Your topic must be approved by your professor.
The sample list of projects was posted in DC Connect.
The final project format:
2-3 people team.
Each team will present their project and lead a short discussion in a 20-minute conference-style presentation.
Please submit a project proposal with your team members’ names.
Group Project Proposal
A group project proposal is due on Jan 29th, and should include:
1.Title Page: The proposal title and the students’ name, printed on a separate cover page.
2.Summary: A synopsis of the proposed project, including the rationale for the proposed research, a statement of specific aims and objectives, the experimental approaches to be used, and the potential significance of the research. (Suggested length: one-half page)
3.Methodology: How are we going to do it? Cleary identify under this section your research, investigation, developing a system, or improving an existing one.
Specific Aims. Provide a clear, concise point-by-point summary of the aims of the research proposed. (Suggested length: one-half to one page.)
Group project proposals should be a maximum of 2 pages.
4.Teamwork: Who is doing what? How will you resolve conflict or inequitable work distribution? How often will your group hold meetings? How many hours do you expect to work on this project this semester as a group?
3.Rubric (optional): Describe if there is a specific set of success criteria that you would like to be used for assessing your final deliverable for this project. Especially, if you chose to build a new system/code or improve an existing technique as your final project for this course.
Note that no two groups can select the same topic. Final project topics and demonstration are approved on a first-come-first-served basis.
Group Project Proposal – Due on Jan 29 @ 11:59 pm. Weight 10% of your final project mark (Suggested length: 2 pages).
Group Project Report – Due on April 12 @ 11:59 pm. Weight 20% of your final grade (Suggested length: 8-10 pages).
IEEE format, template available in the following URL: http://www.ieee.org/conferences_events/conferences/publishing/templates.html
Group Project Presentation – Due on March April 5th and April 12th. Weight 10% of your final grade. Format: 20-minute conference-style presentation or demonstration or both. Class demonstration and presentation is MANDATORY. Otherwise, you will receive no credit for the final project.
Final Report with the following assessment criteria:
•Grasp of knowledge/theory pertaining to the attack-defense scenario;
•Clear, complete, concise, repeatable procedure for the attack steps;
•Breadth of references/bibliography;
•Proportionate effort put into work.