KF4001 - Introduction to Computer Security and Forensics

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 G4W3

Credits 20

Level of Study Undergraduate

Mode of Study 3 years full-time or 4 years with a placement (sandwich)/study abroad

Department Computer and Information Sciences

Location City Campus, Northumbria University

City Newcastle

Start September 2022

Fee Information

Module Information

All information on this course page is accurate at the time of viewing.

Courses starting in 2021 are offered as a mix of face to face and online learning. We continue to monitor government and local authority guidance in relation to Covid-19 and we are ready and able to flex accordingly to ensure the health and safety of our students and staff.

Contact time is subject to increase or decrease in line with additional restrictions imposed by the government or the University in the interest of maintaining the health and safety and wellbeing of students, staff, and visitors, potentially to a full online offer, should further restrictions be deemed necessary in future.

Our online activity will be delivered through Blackboard Ultra, enabling collaboration, connection and engagement with materials and people.

 

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