This unit deals with management issues encountered as a result of deploying security countermeasures, policy and initiatives in organisational settings. This unit provides the capstone experience for the CyberSecurity major. Students will complete a network/security project that will address a nominated problem/issue by applying the tools and techniques. The project will involve the planning, analysis, design, testing and implementation of the selected solution within agreed time frames. Students will further develop their understanding of the nature of security threats to IT systems. Students will employ some of the tools and techniques that they have learnt about throughout the major to evaluate the security of, and defend against threats to, computer systems and networks through physical and electronic means.
|Unit name||Advanced CyberSecurity and eForensics|
|College/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Information and Communication Technology
|Discipline||Information & Communication Technology|
|Coordinator||Doctor Muhammad Bilal Amin|
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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- Design and Implement a secure ICT solution for a network/security system by investigating the user needs, defining the ICT requirements, and evaluating an interplay of economic, social, legal, and ethical factors and consequences for individuals, organisations, and society.
- Manage the implementation of a secure network system by applying ICT tools, techniques and professional standards.
- Explain the role of digital forensics in cyber security.
- Explain the current issues in the practice of digital forensics investigation.
- Evaluate digital forensics scenarios by applying the principles of effective digital forensics investigation techniques and an industry-proven toolkit.
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2||Domestic Full Fee|
- Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
- HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
- FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4
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Lectures: 2 hrs/wk in Weeks 1 to 6 & 8 to 13
|Assessment||Project Design Report (25%)|Survey Paper (15%)|Forensics Scenario Report (20%)|Project Presentation (30%)|Workshop Exercises (10%)|
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
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