Forensics (M) COMPSCI5080
- Academic Session: 2022-23
- School: School of Computing Science
- Credits: 10
- Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
- Typically Offered: Semester 2
- Available to Visiting Students: No
- Available to Erasmus Students: No
The course will enable the acquisition of analytical, scientific and communication skills to investigate cyber security incidents and present appropriate evidence to a non-technical audience. The course will expect students to comprehend aspects of forensic investigation and to present findings to non-technical stakeholders, e.g. court-room.
Requirements of Entry
Exam (60%), Team Assessed Exercise (30%) and Quizzes (10%).
To encourage the acquisition of analytical, scientific and communication skills to investigate cyber security incidents and present appropriate evidence to a non-technical audience, e.g. court-room.
Intended Learning Outcomes of Course
By the end of this course students will be able to:
1. critically evaluate cyber system tools and approaches for a given context;
2. understand the nature of countermeasures against forensic analysis;
3. predict potential ethical, legal and regulatory concerns from gathered forensic evidence;
4. effectively communicate complex outcomes from a forensic investigation to a non-technical audience, e.g. court-room.
Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits
Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.