BAC 3117  HUMAN ASPECTS OF FORENSICS.

UNIVERSITY EXAMINATIONS: 2017/2018
EXAMINATION FOR THE DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN
APLIED COMPUTING
BAC 3117 HUMAN ASPECTS OF FORENSICS
FULLTIME
ORDINARY EXAMINATIONS
DATE: AUGUST, 2018 TIME: 2 HOURS
INSTRUCTIONS: Answer Question One & ANY OTHER TWO questions.

QUESTION ONE [30 MARKS]
a) Describe any TWO common situations where computer forensics apply. (2 Marks)
b) Using an example, discuss how the “third-party authorization” approach can be used by a
social engineer. (4 Marks)
c) Discuss the following human related terms: (6 Marks)
i) Persuasion
ii) Perception
iii) Social engineering
d) Describe the following exploits and use a case scenario to illustrate how they can be used to
gain access to company information assets:
i)Diffusion of responsibility (3 Marks)
ii) Moral duty. (3 Marks)

e) Describe the common defenses against digital attacks. (4 Marks)
f) Discuss any FOUR explanations of criminal behavior. (8 Marks)
QUESTION TWO [20 MARKS]
a) Explain THREE ways in which humans directly initiate and execute cybercrime (6 Marks)
b) Discuss the following access controls:
i) Discretionary
ii) Mandatory (4 Marks)
c) Discuss any FIVE forensics challenges (10 Marks)
QUESTION THREE [20 MARKS]
a) Explain the following information asset valuation terms:
i) Data classification (2 Marks)
ii) Security clearance (2 Marks)
b) Describe any SEVEN types of threats to information systems and offer an example for each.
(7 Marks)
c) The Psychoanalytic Theory describes cybercrime to be controlled by three subconscious
sources:
– the id
– the ego
– the superego.
Discuss each of these. (9 Marks)
QUESTION FOUR [20 MARKS]
a) i) Describe the concept of “digital evience” (2 Marks)
ii) What is so special about digital evidence? Discuss. (8 Marks)
b) Discuss the TWO beliefs held by the Positive School of thought. (4 Marks)
c) Discuss any THREE aspects of routine activity with respect to crime. (6 Marks)
QUESTION FIVE [20 MARKS]
a) “If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle”. Discuss the
logic of this statement and its applicability to forensics. (6 Marks)
b) Biological determinism believes in THREE main types of criminals. Discuss. (6 Marks)
c) Explain the process of risk management with regard to computer forensics (8 Marks)

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