Introduction to Digital Forensics (9074.5)
|Level:||Level 2 - Undergraduate Intermediate Unit|
|HECS Bands:||2, 4|
|Faculty:||Faculty of Science and Technology|
|Discipline:||Academic Program Area - Technology|
UC - Canberra, Bruce
Year Teaching Period Convener Mode of Delivery 2020 Semester 1 DR Abu BARKAT ULLAH (Ph: +61 2 62015044 ) ON-CAMPUS 2021 Semester 1 DR Wanli MA (Ph: +61 2 62012838 ) ON-CAMPUS
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This unit provides a general introduction to the concepts, theories, principles, and practice of digital forensics. Topics include data acquisition and validation, forensic methodologies, file systems examination, graphics file investigation, network and email investigation, legal issues, professionalism and ethics, and also the current development in the field. This unit is self-contained. Therefore, it also covers the required basics of IT systems and forensic sciences. In addition, through the teaching, the unit promotes and strengthens important generic skills, such as communication, analysis and inquiry, problem solving, independent and group working, and professionalism and social responsibility.
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Describe the role of digital forensics in criminal investigations, corporate investigation and auditing, and IT security operation:
2. Explain how data are stored on a local computer, remotely on the Internet, and also the general structures of the local computer and the Internet;
3. Apply current industry best-practices to the analysis of digital evidence when given some hypothetical and real case scenarios;
4. Undertake basic digital forensic investigation, from data acquisition and validation to evidence discovering, analysing, validating, and presenting, by using a variety of digital forensics tools; and
5. Further strengthen important generic skills, such as communication, analysis and inquiry, problem solving, independent and group working, and professionalism and social responsibility.
UC - Canberra, Bruce
- Semester 1, 2020
- Semester 1, 2019
- Semester 1, 2018
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Up to 3 hours per week, 2L + 1T
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