Internal cyber investigation | CRJ 626 Computer Forensics | Ashford University

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Internal Cyber Investigation

Prior to beginning work on this assignment, review the CRJ626 Unusual VPN Activity Scenario as well as the CyberNav Privacy and Security Policy. You must support your statements throughout the paper with evidence from a minimum of 10 scholarly or professional sources in addition to your text. (Access the MSCJ Professional Sources (Links to an external site.) guide for assistance with finding appropriate professional resources.) For your paper, please consider the following problems related to the case study and policy documents:

Problem One: Determining if nefarious activity has indeed occurred.

  • Analyze the technical aspects pertinent to the scenario.
  • Explain a minimum of three methods that would assist the security personnel and information technology specialists to detect if a cybercrime has been committed.

Problem Two: Gathering necessary forensic evidence.

  • Examine methods of retrieving and analyzing data from the internal network in order to gather necessary information that might assist in the prosecution of any responsible parties.

Problem Three: Determining if an individual external or internal to the company caused the unusual VPN activity.

  • Evaluate legal issues that might arise in detecting cyber crimes committed by individuals external to the company.
  • Explain how the current policy addresses potential infractions by company employees.

Once you have addressed the identified problems noted above, review the CyberNav Privacy and Security Policy and draft suggested revisions to sections of the policy that will specifically address the issues presented in the CRJ626 Unusual VPN Activity Scenario.

The Internal Cyber Investigation paper

  • Must be 12 to 15 double-spaced pages (3,000 to 3,750 words) in length (not including title and references pages) and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Writing Center (Links to an external site.).
  • Must include a separate title page with the following:
    • Title of paper
    • Student’s name
    • Course name and number
    • Instructor’s name
    • Date submitted
  • Must use a minimum of 10 scholarly or professional sources in addition to the course text.
  • Must document all sources in APA style as outlined in the Writing Center.
  • Must include a separate references page that is formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Writing Center.


Required Resources


Holt, T. J., Bossler, A. M., & Seigfried-Spellar, K. C. (2018). Cybercrime and digital forensics: An introduction (2nd ed.).  Retrieved from

  • Chapter 14: Legal Challenges in Digital Forensic Investigations
  • Chapter 15: The Future of cyber crime, Terror, and Policy


Ranger, S. (2016, March 1). Internet of things: Finding a way out of the security nightmare (Links to an external site.). Retrieved from

  • This article provides an examination of the security risks and potential consequences associated with the increasing amount of inter-connectivity of various devices. It will assist you in the development of this week’s discussion post.
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    Privacy Policy (Links to an external site.)

Recommended Resources


MSCJ Professional Sources (Links to an external site.). (

  • This resource site will provide assistance in researching additional sources for the assessments within this course.

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