48436 Digital Forensics6cp
Requisite(s): 31252 Network Security OR 48730 Network Security
Anti-requisite(s): 32309 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
This is a practice-based subject, using material based on the textbook. 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.
Detailed subject description.
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- Subject EFTSL: 0.125