KF7001 - Advanced Mobile Device Forensics

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What will I learn on this module?

You will be taught both the founding and advanced principles for forensically examining mobile devices ranging from mobile phones to tablet and satellite navigation devices. You will be able to effectively process a mobile device exhibit, maintaining the integrity of any evidence resident. Data extraction and interpretation procedures will be explained, allowing students to effectively communicate their findings.

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. Workshops will allow students to engage with practical exercises and specialist software, replicating real world scenarios.

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 schedual.

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. Critically discuss the forensic principles associated to mobile forensic analysis.
2. Explore and critically evlaute the investigatory processes surrounding mobile devices.

Intellectual / Professional skills & abilities:
3.Undertake a complex mobile forensic investigation and effectively communicate the findings.
4. Utilise and critically evaluate current industry standard software and techniques to provide forensically sound examination results.

Personal Values Attributes (Global / Cultural awareness, Ethics, Curiosity) (PVA):
5. Criticially evlaute the professional and ethical requirements expected from a mobile forensic investigation.
6. Present complex evidence in an understandable and non-technical manner.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed on the submission of a mock mobile forensic investigation and accompanying expert witness report surrounding a chosen mock scenario. Formative feedback opportunities will exist throughout the length of the module with seminar and lecture content directly tying in to the assessment. Summative feedback will be provided 3 weeks after submission.

All MLOs will be addressed as part of the summative assessment.

Pre-requisite(s)

None

Co-requisite(s)

None

Module abstract

You will be taught both the founding and advanced principles for forensically examining mobile devices ranging from mobile phones to tablet and satellite navigation devices. You will be able to effectively process a mobile device exhibit, maintaining the integrity of any evidence resident. Data extraction and interpretation procedures will be explained, allowing students to effectively communicate their findings. 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. Workshops will allow students to engage with practical exercises and specialist software, replicating real world scenarios. You will be assessed on the submission of a mock mobile forensic investigation and accompanying expert witness report surrounding a chosen mock scenario.

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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