This module provides an introduction to computer forensic analysis, sufficient to enable a student to understand the disciplines and processes required to obtain and preserve evidence, and the practical skills necessary to conduct and report a basic forensic examination. The module is set in the context of security incident response, and includes both the examination of computers which may have been the origin or victim of unwanted user action, and also the preliminary investigation and classification of malware. The module will primarily focus on Microsoft Windows as the target operating system; however, the skills developed are more widely applicable.
At the end of the module you will:
This course is suitable for:
Typically you will come from a strong computing background, with a degree in computing or relevant experience. If you are unsure about your prior experience, please email us with your details.
The course takes place over one week at the University of York. This week consists of a mixture of lectures and practicals, but we expect you to put in around 30 hours of private study.
Over the week, there will be a series of lectures and a number of case studies. The case studies give you the chance to work through an example to reinforce your learning from the lectures. This is also a chance to gain other insights from the experience and knowledge of other delegates. You will also be able to call on the experience and knowledge of our specialised teaching staff during these sessions.
The module ends with an assessed exercise, which you have the option of completing. It takes approximately 35 hours in addition to the scheduled teaching time and can be completed on or off site. All assessed exercises are open (so you won't take an exam in supervised conditions), and comprise a report, case study, or documented piece of software.
If you choose to take and pass your assessment, your results can count towards the completion of the MSc Cyber Security.
Make sure you book your place for the next course w/c 28th January 2019.
Before booking please read our Booking Conditions (PDF , 104kb).
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