KF4001 - Introduction to Computer Security and Forensics

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What will I learn on this module?

You will be given a rounded introduction to the principles of computer forensics and cyber security from both a theoretical and technical perspective and also provide a contextual setting for these disciplines by an examination of the criminal justice system within England and Wales. The ethical responsibilities of studying computer forensics and cyber security and the need to address personal and professional integrity will be included in the module.

How will I learn on this module?

The module will be taught as a combination of lectures and workshops. The lectures will cover the theoretical knowledge required for you to complete various guided exercises provided during the workshop sessions.

How will I be supported academically on this module?

You will be guided through and provided feedback on exercises during the timetabled sessions as well as attending a series of lectures and seminars covering core teaching topics. In addition, the eLP (electronic learning portal) blackboard will be used to provide extensive supporting material which can be accessed outside of the teaching schedule.

What will I be expected to read on this module?

All modules at Northumbria include a range of reading materials that students are expected to engage with. The reading list for this module can be found at: http://readinglists.northumbria.ac.uk
(Reading List service online guide for academic staff this containing contact details for the Reading List team – http://library.northumbria.ac.uk/readinglists)

What will I be expected to achieve?

Knowledge & Understanding:
1. Acquire an in-depth understanding of the core concepts which underpin the disciplines of Computer Forensics and Cyber Security.
2. Understand how the disciplines function and the expectations placed upon practitioners operating in these areas.
3. Understand relative legal procedures associated with these disciplines.

Intellectual / Professional skills & abilities:
1. Establish the professional skills and requirements needed to operate as a practitioner in Computer Forensics and Cyber Security.
2. Appreciate the ethical, legal and professional responsibilities required of practitioners in these disciplines.

Personal Values Attributes (Global / Cultural awareness, Ethics, Curiosity) (PVA)
1. Establish effective communication skills both written and oral.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed via a 1 hour closed book multiple choice exam.

Pre-requisite(s)

None

Co-requisite(s)

None

Module abstract

This module introduces you to the principles of computer forensics and cyber security from both a theoretical and technical perspective and also provides a contextual setting for these disciplines by an examination of the criminal justice system within England and Wales. You will be guided through and provided feedback on exercises during the timetabled sessions as well as attending a series of lectures and seminars covering core teaching topics. You will be assessed via authentic problem-based scenarios and research undertaken covering both legislative and practical areas of computer security and digital forensic analysis.

Course info

UCAS Code G3F4

Credits 20

Level of Study Undergraduate

Mode of Study 4 years full-time or 5 years with a placement (sandwich)/study abroad

Department Computer and Information Sciences

Location Ellison Building, Newcastle City Campus

City Newcastle

Start September 2019 or September 2020

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