Unit (2017)

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Cyber Forensics (ICT248)

School School of Engineering and Information Technology
Credit Points 4
Description Principles of cyber forensics: identification and recovery of digital evidence from computers. This evidence is used in examinations by law enforcement and other investigative bodies, legal and accounting professions, and information managers. Focus: vulnerabilities of information management systems; identification, recovery, analysis and presentation of digital evidence; and trends in cyber forensics. Introduction to the processes of basic evidence identification, recovery and analysis through forensic examination project. Students analyse a cyber crime and report on the evidence.
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures/workshops: 1 x 2 hours per week.
Unit Learning Experiences The approach to learning in this unit is:
1. Theoretical knowledge gained from lectures by a practitioner as live lectures and pre-recorded podcasts
2. Essay research skills to locate and present quality essays on the topic.
3. Crime scene simulations using a virtual forensic case.
4. Developing critical thinking skills to evaluate, argue and present the evidence.
5. An abundance of help podcasts for all learning activities.
Other Learning Experiences Possibility of guest lectures from industry practitioners.
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 ICT102 Introduction to Computer Science OR ICT105 Introduction to Information Technology OR ICT107 Principles of Information Systems OR ICT108 Introduction to the Internet and Multimedia OR ICT159 Foundations of Programming.
Exclusions Students who completed ICT228 Special Topics in Information Technology: Cyber-Forensics may not enrol in this unit for credit.
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Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.


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