SIT282 - Computer Forensics and Investigations

Year:

2023 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Prerequisite:

SIT182 and one of SIT102 or SIT105

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 x 2 hour online class per week, 1 x 2 hour workshop per week, weekly drop in sessions.

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

Online independent and collaborative learning including optional scheduled activities as detailed in the unit site.

Content

In this unit, students explore various options available to organisations to investigate problems and attacks on their computer systems. It enables students to develop knowledge of laws governing the IT domain and apply approaches to investigating cyber-crime using digital forensic techniques. A range of computer forensic frameworks will be discussed to systematically assist organisations in identifying, analysing, and reporting cyber security issues. In addition, students will study exploitation techniques and use system log files, domain authentication and registry mechanisms to acquire digital evidence. The key focus of the unit is on the identification, preservation, analysis and presentation of digital evidence related to misuse or intrusion into an enterprise-level system.

Hurdle requirement

To be eligible to obtain a pass in this unit, students must meet certain milestones as part of the portfolio.

Unit Fee Information

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