ITE513 Forensic Investigation (8)


In this subject students will acquire an in-depth knowledge and practical understanding of how to scan, test, hack and secure a computer system against potential vulnerabilities. Students will also be prepared for the Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHFI) industry certification exam from the EC-Council.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 2
DistanceWagga Wagga Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: ITE513
Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Computing and Mathematics

Enrolment restrictions

Only available to students enrolled in: Master of Information Systems Security
Master of Management (Information Technology)

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to describe the role of the computer forensics investigator;
  • be able to collect and secure evidence in a forensically sound manner;
  • be able to testify in the Court as an Expert Witness;
  • be able to design and develop a final investigation report;
  • be able to critically evaluate and secure a digital crime scene;
  • be able to define and justify the international principles for computer evidence.


The subject will cover the following topics:
  • Computer forensic analysis.
  • The latest computer attack vectors and how you can stop them.
  • Proactive and reactive defences for each stage of a computer attack.
  • Investigation of attacks against Windows, Unix, switches, routers and other systems.
  • Application-level vulnerabilities, attacks, and defences.
  • Legal issues in incident handling.
  • Recovering from computer attacks and restoring systems for business.


The information contained in the 2016 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 06 September 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.