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Unit Summary

Unit type

PG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

Unit aim

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 of contexts, as well as the related laws and regulations. Students will research recent developments in digital forensic techniques.

Unit content

Module 1: Digital forensics definitions and investigators environment
Module 2: Digital forensic tools and applications
Module 3: Data acquisition
Module 4: Forensic file system analysis
Module 5: Computer forensic validation and data recovery
Module 6: Report writing for high-tech investigations
 

Learning outcomes

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.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1 conduct digital investigations that are based on the accepted professional investigative process: identification, preservation, examination, analysis and reporting.
2 evaluate, choose and utilise appropriate tools to gather and analyse forensic data from a variety of sources.
3 assess and describe the results of a computer, network and/or data forensic analysis for audiences of both technical and managerial background.
4 interpret and appropriately apply the laws and procedures associated with identifying, acquiring, examining and presenting digital evidence.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. conduct digital investigations that are based on the accepted professional investigative process: identification, preservation, examination, analysis and reporting.
  2. evaluate, choose and utilise appropriate tools to gather and analyse forensic data from a variety of sources.
  3. assess and describe the results of a computer, network and/or data forensic analysis for audiences of both technical and managerial background.
  4. interpret and appropriately apply the laws and procedures associated with identifying, acquiring, examining and presenting digital evidence.

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.