The Graduate Certificate in Digital Forensics is a specialist course that brings together aspects of technology forensics and risk management in a cross disciplinary program.
Within industry and government, there is considerable interest in developing expertise in enterprise security, forensic investigation and prevention of hostile behaviour, such as criminal activity and breach of corporate and government procedures, in a networked environment. This includes using risk analysis to develop better and safer practices and procedures.
The aim of the course is to develop skills in the identification and understanding electronic crime and their investigation and prevention through appropriate security measures. It includes key concepts and issues in digital forensics, current law in practical terms, system security and risk management considerations for secure electronic environments.
Within the four required subjects, students will be able to:-
* Understand the technical content of computer forensic investigations and their role in enabling successful investigation and prevention of electronic crimes;
* Appreciate the legal status of an investigation along with current case law and statute in the context of electronic crime;
* Consider risk management in today's electronic environment and the standards and methods commonly in use to reduce or eliminate electronic crime;
* Gain an understanding of computer networks & the internet and the security and protection available from a range of detection and prevention measures;