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Cyber System Forensics (M) COMPSCI5080

  • Academic Session: 2021-22
  • 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

Short Description

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.

Timetable

TBC

Requirements of Entry

None

Excluded Courses

None

Co-requisites

None

Assessment

Exam (70%), Quizzes (10%), and Assessed Exercise (20%)

Main Assessment In: April/May

Course Aims

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.