Human Resources Department 3

A female employee, sales representative, has alleged that another employee, Robert, also a sales representative, has harassed her.
This employee showed the Human Resources Department 3 messages that were sent to her.
She had been contacted on her private email, by Robert, who became increasingly aggressive and eventually showed up in a coffee shop while she was with a friend.
As part of the investigation into the allegation, Robert’s cubicle was searched and a USB flash drive was found, forensically imaged and handled to you.
You have the image file: flowergirl.img.
MD5 of img file = 338ecf17b7fc85bbb2d5ae2bbc729dd5
open image files using FTK and Autopsy
if you cant download the file email me here: [email protected]
Your job is to analyze it. As you can see this assignment is about “investigating” a case. You have to think critically and evaluate the merits of different possibilities applying your knowledge what you have learned so far and going to learn in next two weeks. Please note there is no step of by step by direction. As you can see providing a direction will kill the investigation. However, I am happy to supervise this projects. So there is a Discussion Board forum, I enjoy seeing students develop their skills in critical thinking and the expression of their own ideas. Project work naturally leads into argument, whether that’s about the interpretation of data or the validity of a philosophical viewpoint. But remember this is Digital Forensics – we need clear evidence not just raw data.

What did you find on the flash drive (what files? In what condition?).
What actions did you take to analyze?
In your opinion, did he harass her or not? Explain why and how you arrived to this conclusion! What did he do?
Why was this case called “the flower girl”?

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