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SIT703 - Advanced Digital Forensics

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Lei Pan





Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Campus: 1 x 2 hour class per week (week 1 – 6, week 11). 1 x 2 hour practical per week (week 1-6). 1 x 3 hour practical per week (week 7-11).

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


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%

Unit Fee Information

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

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2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

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