ICT741 Digital Forensics

Overview

M IT Elective
Grad Dip IT Elective

Note: GDIT students from a non-cognate background do not have any elective subjects

Digital forensics refers to the science of the recovery and investigation of data from digital devices. It is most often used in dealing with computer crime, but can be used in other instances such as data recovery. This subject introduces students to the emerging and evolving field of digital forensics with hands-on labs and practical exercises. Students will learn about data acquisition and validation processes in relation to investigating networks, files, operating systems, email, mobile devices and web services. Professional issues such as ethical responsibilities and legislative requirements will be examined. Students will be introduced to presenting forensic reports and testimony as an expert witness.

Prerequisites

ICT722 Information Security

Subject Outlines