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32309 Digital Forensics

6cp
Requisite(s): 32548 Cyber Security Essentials
These requisites may not apply to students in certain courses.
There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.
Anti-requisite(s): 48436 Digital Forensics
Recommended studies: an understanding of the principles and objectives of network security and of the fundamentals of network security technologies; CCNA-level networking concepts and skills, in particular packet analysis skills

Postgraduate

Description

This is a practice-based subject, using material based on the textbooks. Learning is laboratory-based.

Students assess if a crime has been committed, acquire digital evidence, analyse the evidence and prepare forensic reports.

The emphasis is on digital forensics applications, in particular:

  • forensic analysis of a digital storage device where evidence of visits to web sites is recovered to support or oppose a hypothesis before a criminal court
  • eDiscovery (a form of discovery related to civil litigation) where students acquire evidence of contact with a third party using email or social media
  • intrusion investigation into the nature and extent of an unauthorised network intrusion. Students look for evidence of malware being installed on the device that may use the network to exfiltrate data to an unauthorised person.


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Fee information

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Access conditions

Note: The requisite information presented in this subject description covers only academic requisites. Full details of all enforced rules, covering both academic and admission requisites, are available at access conditions and My Student Admin.