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Cybersecurity and eForensics KIT725


This unit focuses on the planning and implementation aspects of cybersecurity. Firstly, the unit introduces cybersecurity frameworks and incident response processes for effective cybersecurity planning. Secondly, it delivers details regarding the recent cybersecurity threats and their attack models; moreover, it develops the knowledge of modern-day security and safety measures to counter these attacks. These measures include topics such as identity management, the security of data in transit and at rest, and secure coding practices based on CWE listings. Lastly, this unit builds cybersecurity implementation skills by developing a software application for an organisational scenario and evaluating it by factors such as implementation challenges, limitations, and data privacy. The eForensics aspect of this unit develops the understanding and skill of digital forensics in the cybersecurity domain. It introduces the fundamentals of the digital forensic process, applied tools, and techniques. Students further develop their digital forensics skills by participating in a series of lectorials and workshops that are targeted around applying an industry-proven eForensics toolkit for evidence acquisition, processing, analysis, and reporting.


Unit name Cybersecurity and eForensics
Unit code KIT725
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
Delivered By University of Tasmania


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


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 22/7/2024 16/8/2024 9/9/2024 27/10/2024

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Learning Outcomes

  • Explain modern-day digital security and safety measures in order to devise an incident response plan.
  • Design and develop a software application in order to demonstrate preventive measures by incorporating secure software development practices.
  • Recommend and apply eForensic tools in digital forensic scenarios.
  • Investigate eForensic artefacts by applying principles and techniques of digital forensics.

Fee Information

Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
029901 $1,118.00 $1,118.00 not applicable $2,648.00

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Teaching Pattern

Lectures: 2 lectures in total. 2 hrs. per lecture in weeks 1 and 7
Workshops (Online): 8 workshops in total. 2 hrs. per workshop in weeks 2-6, 8, 10 and 12. 
Tutorials: 3 tutorials in total. 2 hrs. per tutorial in weeks 9, 11, and 13 
Self-study: 1.5 hrs. per week with learning material available over MyLO

AssessmentCybersecurity planning and incident response quiz (10%)|Cybersecurity assignment (20%)|Cybersecurity incident analysis (20%)|Digital Forensic Tools Evaluation Report (20%)|Forensic Toolkit (FTK) assignment (30%)
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