Digital Forensics and Ethical Hacking is a key unit covering the core body of knowledge in cyber security, where students learn techniques in gathering evidence of cyber security breaches from devices and conduct ethical hacking to analyse vulnerabilities. This includes, but is not limited to, digital evidence collection (computers’ RAM image), analysis, and reporting; memory, operating system, email and network forensics; an introduction to ethical hacking; virus, trojan and malware attacks. In this unit, students will learn hands-on techniques to conduct digital forensics associated with the latest cybercrimes. This unit provides the knowledge required to allow students to think like ‘hackers’ and learn to implement ethical hacking techniques to expose potential cyber security vulnerabilities. Students who complete this unit will get the skills required to assist law enforcement organizations to investigate digital crimes and analyse digital evidence.
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
Reading material will be provided by the instructor in class or through VU Collaborate.
This unit is studied as part of the following course(s):