Assignment: Email Harassment

Suppose you are an internal investigator for a large software development company. The Human Resources Department has requested you investigate the accusations that one employee has been harassing another over both the corporate Exchange email system and Internet-based Google Gmail email.

Prepare a report in you:

  1. Create an outline of the steps you would take in examining the email accusations that have been identified.
  2. Describe the information that can be discovered in email headers and determine how this information could potentially be used as evidence in the investigation.
  3. Analyze differences between forensic analysis on the corporate Exchange system and the Internet-based Google Gmail email system. Use this analysis to determine the challenges that exist for an investigator when analyzing email sent from an Internet-based email system outside of the corporate network.
  4. Select one (1) software-based forensic tool for email analysis that you would utilize in this investigation. Describe its use, features, and how it would assist in this scenario.
  5. Use at least three (3) 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.

Note: Use quality resources and assignment will be check for plagiarism.

  • Grading for this assignment will be based on answer quality, logic / organization of the paper, and language and writing skills, using the following rubric.

1. Create an outline of the steps you would take in examining the email accusations that have been identified.–

Levels of Achievement:

Novice 0 (0%) – 21.56 (17.25%)

Competent 21.88 (17.5%) – 24.69 (19.75%)

Proficient 25 (20%) – 27.81 (22.25%)

New Column4 28.12 (22.5%) – 31.25 (25%)

2. Describe the information that can be discovered in email headers and determine how this information could potentially be used as evidence in the investigation.–

Levels of Achievement:

Novice 0 (0%) – 12.94 (10.35%)

Competent 13.12 (10.5%) – 14.81 (11.85%)

Proficient 15 (12%) – 16.69 (13.35%)

New Column4 16.88 (13.5%) – 18.75 (15%)

3. Analyze differences between forensic analysis on the corporate Exchange system and Google Gmail email system. Use this analysis to determine the challenges that exist for an investigator when analyzing email sent from an Internet-based email system outside of the corporate network.–

Levels of Achievement:

Novice 0 (0%) – 21.56 (17.25%)

Competent 21.88 (17.5%) – 24.69 (19.75%)

Proficient 25 (20%) – 27.81 (22.25%)

New Column4 28.12 (22.5%) – 31.25 (25%)

4. Select one (1) software-based forensic tool for email analysis that you would utilize in this investigation. Describe its use, features, and how it would assist in this scenario.–

Levels of Achievement:

Novice 0 (0%) – 17.25 (13.8%)

Competent 17.5 (14%) – 19.75 (15.8%)

Proficient 20 (16%) – 22.25 (17.8%)

New Column4 22.5 (18%) – 25 (20%)

5. Cite 3 references.–

Levels of Achievement:

Novice 0 (0%) – 4.31 (3.45%)

Competent 4.38 (3.5%) – 4.94 (3.95%)

Proficient 5 (4%) – 5.56 (4.45%)

New Column4 5.62 (4.5%) – 6.25 (5%)

6. Clarity, writing mechanics, and formatting requirements–

Levels of Achievement:

Novice 0 (0%) – 8.62 (6.9%)

Competent 8.75 (7%) – 9.88 (7.9%)

Proficient 10 (8%) – 11.12 (8.9%)

New Column4 11.25 (9%) – 12.5 (10%)

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