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This course addresses the skills and knowledge needed by first responders to a discovered cyber breech, as well as law enforcement and criminal justice.

This course covers both forensic theory / professional practice, and looking at the underlying engineering of hiding, finding, interpreting and responding to traces. Students will use of standard forensic tools to extract carve and analyse data as well as learning the low level technical skills and knowledge underlying them. By the end of the course students should be able to write and analyse simple forensic tools as well as being able to use them.

The course covers Memory Forensics, Disc Forensics Network, Device Forensics, Stealth Techniques, Anti-forensics, Professional Forensic Practice, (chain of custody, records etc), Logging. Course coverage will be constantly updated over time to reflect emerging forensic practice and methods.

Study Level


Offering Terms

Term 3



Indicative contact hours


Conditions for Enrolment

Prerequisite: COMP6441 or COMP6841 or COMP9441, and COMP9201 or COMP9283

Course Outline

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