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SIT703 - Advanced Digital Forensics

Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Unit chair:

Lei Pan





Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

1 x 2 hour class per week, 1 x 2 hour practical per week for the first 6 weeks. 1 x 3 hour practical per week from week 7.

Note: You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.


This unit discusses the various options open to organisations to assist them in investigating problems and attacks on their computer systems. A theoretical framework is constructed which enables an organisation to systematically document, analyse and solve identified issues. This unit focuses on the technical aspects of shellcode, DLL hooking, rootkit, domain authentication, system log files, and so on. In particular, identification, preservation, analysis and presentation of digital evidence related to a misuse or intrusion to an enterprise-level system are emphasised. Legal concerns around identifying and reporting criminal acts are also mentioned.


Two assignments (20% each) 40%, examination 60%

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