New MSc (Masters) Module in Digital Forensics
With the addition of a new module in Digital Forensics to our established modules IY5605 Computer Crime and IY5521 Legal and Regulatory Aspects of Electronic Commerce, students on the MSc in Information Security have the opportunity to obtain a masters qualification in Information Crime.
Computers and computer networks now form a major part of our everyday lives. Along with an explosion of activity on the Internet has come an issue of growing importance: Cybercrime. Both Law Enforcement and Industry need trained personnel with appropriate knowledge and skills in this subject.
The new module in Digital Forensics encompasses the approaches and techniques for gathering and analysing traces of human and computer-generated activity in such a way that it is suitable for presentation in a court of law. The objective
of digital forensics is to perform a structured investigation into data processing and transmission which has occurred in the past while maintaining a documented chain of evidence which can be unambiguously reproduced and validated by third parties. While digital forensics investigators may spend most of their time interacting with codified tools, the purpose of this module is to provide a deeper appreciation and understanding of such tools’ functioning and limitations and, moreover, also to enable the development and enhancement of these tools.