COMPUTER FORENSICS

CSE5CFN

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject introduces the procedures related to digital forensic and investigation in a computer and a networking scenario.  Students will develop an understanding of the key concepts associated with the data hiding, evidence collection and validation and traffic analysis required to perform forensic analysis in a digital environment.  Students will learn about the importance of the legal considerations and documentation of forensic evidence. This subject will incorporate tutorials to teach practical forensic tools.

SchoolSchool Engineering&Mathematical Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorPaul Watters

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites CSE5NEF

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Describe key concepts associated with data hiding, evidence collection and validation in the context of Computer Forensics

Activities:
Discussed in lectures, reinforced in laboratory work, and applied in assignment work

02. Articulate legal considerations and documentation of forensic evidence

Activities:
Applied in assignment work

03. Analyse common digital evidence and practical forensic evidence tools

Activities:
Conducted in laboratory work, and applied in assignment work

04. Describe traffic analysis required to perform forensic analysis in a digital environment

Activities:
Conducted in laboratory work, and reinforced in lectures

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Start date between: and    Key dates

City Campus, 2018, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPaul Watters

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Computer Laboratory Week: 11 - 22
One 2.0 hours computer laboratory per week on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Two half-hour on-line tests ( 500 words equivalent each)30 01
One 2-hour Laboratory Test ( 2000 words equivalent)20 02, 04
Final 3-hour exam50 03, 04