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Digital Forensic Analysis

Description

The aim of the module is to provide students with a broad and specialist knowledge and understanding of the main principles of digital forensics and how it can be applied to a Computer Crime Scene Investigation to systematically and impartially approach the preservation and extraction of all digital evidence. 

Students will be introduced to practical issues associated with hardware and operating systems, together with the principles, theories and technical skills to analyse and evaluate gathered digital evidence using forensic tools and techniques through a number of practical case studies. 

The ethical and professional issues/requirements of the practitioner are embedded throughout the syllabus.

On successful completion of this module the student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a critical understanding of the principal theories, concepts and principles of digital forensics and operating system artefacts as digital evidence
  • Use forensic tools for the collection and analysis of digital evidence, and critically evaluate tools and the techniques to validate results
  • Plan, undertake and report on sound digital forensic analysis
  • Explain the legal and ethical requirements of forensic evidence gathering and conduct forensic examinations in an ethical, legal and professional manner
  • Critically reflect on forensic literature and quality information sources

This is an SCQF Level 9 module and upon successful completion, participants will be awarded 20 credits.

 

Pre-Masters Cyber Security pathway

This module is part of our 120-credit pre-Masters Cyber Security pathway.  For those who do not currently meet the entry requirements for the MSc Cyber Security but do possess an ordinary degree (in any subject) from the UK, completion of this pathway provides an alternative route to entry.  Additionally, this pathway – and the individual modules within it – provides an opportunity to upskill and reskill for those aspiring to develop a career within Cyber Security. 

The six modules within the pathway can be undertaken as follows:

Option 1: 

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Trimester 1

Trimester 2

Trimester 1

Trimester 2

Trimester 1

Trimester 2

Linux: Tools and Techniques 

Security Fundamentals 

Digital Forensic Analysis 

CCNA: CyberOps 

Network Security 

Web Application Security Testing 

 

Option 2:

Year 1

Year 2

Trimester 1

Trimester 2

Trimester 1

Trimester 2

Linux: Tools and Techniques

Security Fundamentals

Network Security

CCNA: CyberOps

Digital Forensic Analysis

 

 

Web Application Security Testing

 

Delivery

The Digital Forensic Analysis module will be delivered at Lanarkshire campus, times to be confirmed.

 

Course presenter

This module will be delivered by Sean Sturley.

 

Funding

This course may be available on a fully funded basis to some delegates.  Further details, including regarding eligibility, are available under Funding Support.

If you have any questions, please contact us at cpd@uws.ac.uk. 

 

NOTE: This is a university module and upon approval of your application, you will be invited to register and then supported to complete enrolment. To enrol on the university system, the first step involves security set-up using the Microsoft Authenticator app; you will need to ensure that you have a compatible smartphone.

Further information is available at the Student Information Portal.

To access this module via the CPD route, individuals should be ordinarily resident in Scotland.  If you do not meet this criteria, please enquire here.

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