Computer Forensics and Systems Security, MSc

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  • Objectives
    It covers relevant skills, software and hardware technologies as well as more theoretical studies that underpin everyday practice. It will ensure that students have a basic understanding of the legal, regulatory requirements, and international standards requirements, pertaining to computer security in different nations.
  • Entry requirements
    This programme is suitable for both the newcomer to computer security and computer forensics and the practitioner who wishes to further their skills.
  • Academic title
    Computer Forensics and Systems Security, MSc
  • Course description
    Students will gain knowledge of computer crime, police and forensic methods, and the legal requirements for collecting evidence. Students will be able to administer and configure business-critical distributed applications. They will also gain an understanding of the threats to the networks and servers of businesses.

    There will be hands-on training in current Forensic tools, as used by the police, e.g. EnCase, FTK, WinHex, etc. Students will therefore be able to contribute quickly to the well-being of corporate IT and informational assets.

    Core Courses

        * Network Security
        * Computer Crime and Forensics
        * Information, Security and Control
        * Operating System and Application Server Security
        * Project and Dissertation - A substantial individual project on a topic chosen by the student, in the field of security


    Four chosen from:

        * Audit and Security
        * Computer Security and Risk Management
        * E-Business Applications
        * Network Management
        * Web Engineering
        * Software Engineering Management
        * Enterprise Software Engineering Development

    Career Options

    Careers in computer security and systems security

    Entry Requirements

    A good first degree in computer science, information systems or computing-related subject. Those who have substantial commercial or industrial experience but lack formal qualifications should seek an interview with the programme leader.

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