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CIS8708 Digital Forensics

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Business
Grading basis : Graded
Course fee schedule : https://www.unisq.edu.au/current-students/administration/fees/fee-schedules
Version produced : 5 February 2023


Pre-requisite: CSC8100 or Students must be enrolled in the following Program: MISP


This course explores the investigation of cyber crime and cyber security breaches. Cyber security risk is one of the high profile business risks, and the ability to respond to cyber security breaches and cyber crime relies on the ability to conduct detailed and often complex post incident investigation. Understanding of the technical constraints, investigative options, police evidentiary requirements, and common approaches is vital to efficient and effective process.

This course teaches students the knowledge and skills required to conduct digital forensic investigations. It includes cyber crime motivations, investigation processes, common tools and techniques and digital evidence acquisition and control. Students' activities will include scenario based investigation of cyber security breaches.

The course covers conducting investigations on networks, varying end users devices, and digital media types.

Course offers

Study period Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2022 On-campus Springfield
Semester 1, 2022 Online
Date printed 5 February 2023