Courses & Units

Advanced CyberSecurity and eForensics KIT325

Introduction

This unit focuses on the advanced concepts and implementations of cybersecurity solutions applied in organisational settings. The unit discusses cybersecurity frameworks and incident response processes from the applied perspective of security measures. Moreover, this unit provides a capstone-like experience through a project in which students apply their skills by developing a cybersecurity solution for a known cybersecurity threat. The project involves planning, analysis, design, implementation, and testing of the solution within an agreed time frame.
The eForensics aspect of this unit introduces the fundamentals of the digital forensic process, applied tools, and techniques. Students develop their digital forensics skills by participating in a series of hands-on exercises where they apply an industry-proven eForensics toolkit for evidence acquisition, processing, and analysis.

Summary

Unit name Advanced CyberSecurity and eForensics
Unit code KIT325
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Information and Communication Technology
Discipline Information & Communication Technology
Coordinator Doctor Muhammad Bilal Amin
Available as an elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 10/7/2023 8/8/2023 28/8/2023 15/10/2023

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Learning Outcomes

  • Analyse modern-day digital security and safety measures required to design an effective cybersecurity solution
  • Design and implement a cybersecurity solution using preventive measures by applying ICT tools, techniques, and professional standards.
  • Explain the role of digital forensics in cyber security.
  • Justify the application of eForensic tools in digital forensics scenarios.
  • Evaluate eForensic artefacts by applying principles and techniques of digital forensics.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
$1,037.00 $1,037.00 not applicable $2,522.00

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Requisites

Prerequisites

KIT215

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

Lectures: 2 hrs/wk in Weeks 1 to 13
Tutorials: 2 hrs/wk In Weeks 5, 6, 7, 8 & 11 

AssessmentCybersecurity Project design (20%)|eForensics assignment - I : Digital Forensic Tools Survey (15%)|eForensics assignment - II: Forensics toolkit (25%)|Cybersecurity Project Implementation (25%)|Weekly discussion (15%)
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Textbooks

Required

Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.

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