Cyber Security & Forensic ScienceCyber Security & Forensic Science
Computers are central to all aspects of our daily lives; as industries ranging from communications to banking have come to rely on them, the need for improved computer security has never been greater. This course focuses on two aspects of Cyber Security: analysis and assessment of risk plus how to minimize it, and, how to extract and use digital information from a wide range of systems and devices. The course is structured so that all students cover the same introductory material, but then choose to specialise in either Cyber Security or Digital Forensics.
Students taking the course will gain an understanding of the nature of the security threats that face computer systems and the type of information that is stored on digital devices (and how it can be extracted from them). They will benefit from a broad and varied array of state-of-the-art technologies and resources. The course offers the opportunity to examine a variety of tools available on the open market, and the use of forensic tools to retrieve data from electronic sources. It will also consider the analysis of professional and ethical issues relating to computer security and forensics, and the development of professional competencies, such as report writing and presenting evidence in court.
After completing Cyber Security and Forensics will equip you with the skills you need for professional IT roles aimed at securing our digital future.
Career options include:
- Ethical Hacker
- Network and Security Specialist
- IT Security and Risk Analyst/Consultant
- Cyber Security Analyst
- Cyber Forensic Investigator.