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SIT282 - Computer Crime and Digital Forensics

Unit details

Year2017 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Damien Hutchinson

Prerequisite:2 level 1 SIT-coded units
Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Contact hours:

Campus: 2 x 1 hour class per week, 1 x 2 hour practical per week.

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin. Students will have the opportunity to participate in online consultation sessions.

Content

In SIT282 students will learn how crime is manifested in the IT world, the laws that govern the IT domain, and approaches to investigating cyber-crime and cyber-terrorism using computer forensic techniques. Students will examine both criminal and terrorist activities, the nature of these activities and the people that initiate them. The unit enables students to develop knowledge of laws that have been recently enacted to counter computer crime and terrorism as well as the institutions responsible for implementing those laws. Students will investigate techniques such as watermarking techniques, encryption and digital rights management. The key focus of SIT282 is on introducing students to computer crime, forensic techniques, digital evidence and retrieval of information. In addition, students will explore ethical implications of crime and terrorism.

Assessment

Investigation report 20%, case investigation and recommendation report 20%, examination 60%

Unit Fee Information

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