2020 unit information
Classes and seminars in Trimester 2/Semester 2, 2020 will be online. Physical distancing for coronavirus (COVID-19) will affect delivery of other learning experiences in this unit. Please check your unit sites for announcements and updates one week prior to the start of your trimester or semester.
Last updated: 2 June 2020
From 2021: SIT716
For students enrolled in S778, S779: Nil
Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.
1 x 1 hour class per week, 1 x 2 hour face-to-face workshop per week.
1 x 1 hour online seminar per fortnight.
This unit will allow the student to explore various options available to organisations in investigating problems and attacks on their computer systems. Students will consider a range of computer forensic frameworks and generate their own framework in order to assist organisations with systematically documenting, analysing and solving cyber security issues. In SIT703, students will study exploitation techniques including shellcode, DLL hooking and authentication eavesdrop. They will learn how to use system log files, domain authentication and registry mechanisms to acquire digital evidence. They will identify the existence of rootkits and learn how to prevent attacks. The key focus of SIT703 is on identification, preservation, analysis and presentation of digital evidence related to a misuse or intrusion to an enterprise-level system.
These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this Unit
At the completion of this Unit successful students can:
Apply knowledge of security on Windows network domain and follow standard procedure to investigate different types of cyber-crime;
GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities GLO3: Digital literacy GLO4: Critical thinking
Investigate the usefulness of various forensic techniques and apply relevant methods to gain access and recover computer crime data;
GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities GLO3: Digital literacy GLO4: Critical thinking GLO5: Problem solving
Analyse forensic data and review findings to further probe and investigate serious computer crimes; and
Reflect on findings and prepare reports for target audience that justifies findings.
GLO2: Communication GLO4: Critical thinking GLO5: Problem solving
These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year
The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.
The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via the link below: SIT703 Note: Select the relevant trimester reading list. Please note that a future teaching period's reading list may not be available until a month prior to the start of that teaching period so you may wish to use the relevant trimester's prior year reading list as a guide only.
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