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SIT703 - Advanced Digital Forensics

Unit details

Year2015 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

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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