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Forensic Data Analysis (ICT349)

Organisational Unit School of Engineering and Information Technology
Credit Points 4
Availability MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external
KAPLAN-SGP: TJA-internal, TMA-internal
SGP1: TJB-internal, TMB-internal
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S1
Description The increase in cyber crime requires IT security professionals to have a deeper understanding of the complex technical features of a cyber forensics examination and database security. Topics include: file analysis, operating system security, database security and auditing, and examination and analysis of digital evidence found in larger datasets. Apply the theory gained to a hypothetical cyber crime scenarios during the workshop investigation projects.
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures/workshop/seminar: 1 x 3 hours per week.
Assessment Assignment 1: Research essay on the topic with help in the workshops, lecture material podcasts.
Assignment 2: Crime scene examination with help in the workshops and material podcasts.
All assignments lead to the students being prepared for the examination.
Assignment feedback is through podcasts of marked work plus feedback.
Prerequisites ICT248 Cyber Forensics.
Notes Students who have successfully completed ICT228 Special Topics in Information Technology: Cyber Forensics have satisfied this prerequisite.
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