Unit code: HIT6631
|Credit points||12.5 Credit Points|
6 week block
|Contact hours||36 Hours|
Nil. Students not enrolled in the Graduate Certificate of eForensics will require the permission of their program coordinator to undertake this unit.
Aims and objectives
This unit familiarises students with the workings of the various technologies used to undertake electronic mis-conduct. It provides an understanding of forensic tool kits and develops the skills to implement their use. Students will be presented with examples of eForensic artefacts with each of the technologies.
After successfully completing this unit students should be able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge of operating systems, networks, mobile technologies and Internet technologies and related forensic artefacts of each technology.
- Demonstrate knowledge of the workings of a forensic tool kit.
- Apply knowledge of the usage of forensic tool kits.
- Identify incidents of electronic fraud
- Identify, locate and develop strategies for the evaluation of data sources for e-forensicinvestigation.
- Describe common malware types and their effects
Generic skills outcomes
The graduate attributes which relate to this unit of study help to produce graduates who:
- Are capable in their chosen professional areas.
- Are adaptable and manage change.
- Operate effectively in work and community situations.
- Are aware of environments.
- File formats, structure, source of production and file systems
- Networks: Client-server architecture, LANS, WANS, network protocols
- Mobile technologies: protocols, mobile software, user identification
- Internet: protocols, internet software, user identification
- Forensic took kits
- Data extraction and forensic copying
- Pattern matching
- Verification and validation
- Anti-forensic techniques
Reading materialsBrian Carrier, File System Forensic Analysis, Addison Wesley, 2005
Robert Lewis and Carolyn Morton , Analysis of Forensic Evidence, Wiley Blackwell, 2005