Not offered in 2019
Provides students with digital forensic and professional investigative processes using advanced cybersecurity knowledge. Students will learn about tools and techniques for gathering evidence, analysing data and writing investigation reports in a variety contexts, as well as the related laws and regulations. Students will research recent developments in digital forensic techniques.
Topic 1: Digital forensics and investigations as a profession
Topic 2: The investigator’s space and environment
Topic 3: Data acquisition
Topic 4: Processing crimes and incident scenes
Topic 5: Digital forensic tools
Topic 6: Computer forensic analysis and validation
Topic 7: Report writing for high-tech investigations
Topic 8: Laws and ethics for the expert witnesses
Topic 9: IoT forensics
Topic 10: Operating Systems forensics
Topic 11: Virtual machines and network forensics
Topic 12: Recent trends in digital forensic techniques and processes
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||conduct digital investigations that are based on the accepted professional investigative process: identification, preservation, examination, analysis and reporting||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||utilise effectively appropriate tools to gather and analyse forensic data from a variety of sources, including network hardware and software||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||communicate effectively the results of a computer, network and/or data forensic analysis to audiences of both technical and managerial background.||Knowledge of a discipline|
|4||interpret and appropriately apply the laws and procedures associated with identifying, acquiring, examining and presenting digital evidence||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline|
|5||conduct research and critically evaluate recent advances in the methods and techniques employed in digital forensics||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2019 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2
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