ITE513 Forensic Investigation (8)

In this subject students will acquire a practical understanding of how to scan and test the security of computer and networking systems. Students will also gain in-depth knowledge of forensic processes and techniques in preparation for the Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHFI) industry certification exam.

Availability

Session 2 (60)
Online
Wagga 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

Grading System

HD/FL

Duration

One session

School

School of Computing and Mathematics

Enrolment Restrictions

Only available to students enrolled in IT Masters relevant courses.

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; and
  • be able to define and justify the international principles for computer evidence.

Syllabus

This 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 with reference to Australian Law
  • Recovering from computer attacks and restoring systems for business

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of ITE513 in Session 2 2019. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Title
Value %
1
Lab 1: reconnaissance & preparation tools
5
2
Lab 2: real time forensic containment
5
3
Lab 3: log & network analysis
5
4
Desktop forensic investigation report
35
5
Lab 4: stenography  hiding in plain sight
5
6
Final exam
45

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: July 2020. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.

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