assignments and discussions 2

Case Study 2: U.S. versus AOL
Due Week 8 and worth 100 points

Review the case titled: “ U.S. v. AOL” found in chapter thirteen (13) of the textbook. Then, refer to the report titled “ Investigations Involving the Internet and Computer Networks” dated January 2007 by the Department of Justice located at https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/210798.pdf.

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Write a 3-4 page paper in which you:

Interpret how you believe a computer was used to commit the crimes they were being accused of.
Suggest at least two (2) examples of certified professionals that could have been used for this case and the influence they would have provided for the prosecutions testimony.
Determine the type of computer forensic skills and procedures or tools that could have been used to extract and preserve the data.
Determine the documentation procedures that could have been used to document the evidence , and argue whether this would have changed the outcome of the trial.

Research the Internet and other media sources for cases that lost due to not having accurate or sufficient digital evidence.

Compare and contrast the various circumstances that were available in each case.
Use at least four (4) quality resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and similar Websites do not qualify as quality resources.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

Categorize the civil matters related to computer crime.
Evaluate and explain the various methods of computer forensics and evidentiary gathering techniques.
Use technology and information resources to research issues in the investigation of computer crime.
Write clearly and concisely about computer crime investigation topics using proper writing mechanics and technical style conventions.

Discussion 1

“IT Security Certifications” Please respond to the following:

From the first e-Activity, describe two IT certifications that may be considered when selecting an expert for an expert witness opinion. Research and provide details on the hourly estimates for using these types of professional witnesses. Then, discuss the typical background of these professionals.
Give an example of how a certified IT security professional can add credibility to the trial of a computer crime case. Support your example with at least one creditable source that demonstrates how a certified IT security professional can be of value.

Discussion 2

“Guidelines for Disposition and Trials” Please respond to the following:

From the second e-Activity, summarize at least three suggestions that should be followed when testifying for dispositions and trials. Illustrate how these suggestions can help in the success of the case.
Describe the details of the challenges the prosecution or defense team may face by not following these guidelines.

Discussion 3

“Procurements Process” Please respond to the following:

Many times project managers must purchase goods and services to complete some or all of the work of the project. The purpose of the Conduct Procurements process is to obtain responses to your RFP (Request for Proposal), or a similar procurement document. Rank the following tools and techniques as it relates to procurement. Explain your ranking.
Advertising
Independent estimates
Analytical techniques
Bidder conferences
Proposal evaluation techniques
Expert judgment
Procurement negotiations