In this subject students will acquire an in-depth knowledge and practical understanding of how to scan, test, hack and secure a computer system against potential vulnerabilities. Students will also be prepared for the Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHFI) industry certification exam from the EC-Council.
Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
- be able to describe the role of the computer forensics investigator;
- be able to collect and secure evidence in a forensically sound manner;
- be able to testify in the Court as an Expert Witness;
- be able to design and develop a final investigation report;
- be able to critically evaluate and secure a digital crime scene;
- be able to define and justify the international principles for computer evidence.
The subject will cover the following topics:
- Computer forensic analysis.
- The latest computer attack vectors and how you can stop them.
- Proactive and reactive defences for each stage of a computer attack.
- Investigation of attacks against Windows, Unix, switches, routers and other systems.
- Application-level vulnerabilities, attacks, and defences.
- Legal issues in incident handling.
- Recovering from computer attacks and restoring systems for business.
Please note that the information above should be used as a guide only as the actual content of subjects is changed regularly to reflect the latest industry trends and student feedback.