School Of Social Sciences

Digital Investigations and ForensicsWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 102701.2


Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 3

Credit Points: 10

Assumed Knowledge
A basic understanding of computer systems, architecture, infrastructure, internet protocols and networking protocols. A basic understanding of core theories related to social and cognitive psychology is desirable.

300573 Information Systems in Context AND 102503 Cyber Crime and Cyber Safety OR 102700 Cyber Crime and Social Engineering

About this Unit
This unit focuses on the concepts, theories, and practice of digital investigations and forensics. More specifically, it focuses on using a detailed hands-on approach to the use of computer technology in investigating and demonstrating that particular digital media contains incriminating evidence. With topics ranging from data acquisition, file systems examination, social media, email and network investigations, mobile and cloud forensics, a working knowledge of how to approach digital investigations and utilise various forensic tools to collect, analyse and present digital evidence will be gained. In this unit, digital investigations and forensics is covered from both a theory-based and applied understanding of how to recover admissible legal evidence after an incident, or proactively as a key defence to reduce the likelihood of cyber attacks.

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