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|
|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|
- International students
- Domestic students
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- 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.
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Lectures: 2 lectures in total. 2 hrs. per lecture in weeks 1 and 7
|Assessment||Cybersecurity 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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