Culminating Project Title
Date of Award
Culminating Project Type
Information Assurance: M.S.
Information Assurance and Information Systems
Herberger School of Business
Abdullah Abu Hussein
Akalanka Bandara Maliewa
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Digital Forensics is a 21st-century emerging field that has taken more roots than ever before in the field of information security. The growth of digital forensics can be attributed to the need for expert digital forensics analysts to respond to the increased cybercrimes currently pillaging through the Internet and its environs. Without a doubt, the field of digital forensics is by far more complex. It requires extensive knowledge of new trends and legacy systems and the extensive use of specialized tools tailored in securing convictions through properly acquired evidence that can be used in a courtroom or thereof. Due to the numerous demands of individuals in the field, it is quite shocking that the number of experts is low hence a considerable backlog of cases in law enforcement. This study's abstract is to tentatively study and meticulously understand the many reasons for the decline in the growth of Digital Forensics and Cyber Security experts in the field. The project will also provide a method to combat this problem through a gamified approach targeting high school students with the sole benefit of creating awareness about this technical field from a young age to probably foster new ideologies and critical thinkers that would see a rise in the number of experts in this field as a result of keen interest and not just for a means to ensure basic needs are met. Also, to achieve this goal, this project will provide students with an awareness of what Digital Forensics is all about at that early stage in their lives through a gaming tool that will be interactive and fun.
IHEKWEAZU, CHUKWUEMEKA, "The Future of Digital Forensics, A Gamified Approach for Education." (2022). Culminating Projects in Information Assurance. 129.