Computer-based crime is on the increase and around the world, government agencies, businesses and individuals are under constant threat.
The impact of an attack can be huge, and the demand for people who can harden computer systems and improve their security is growing.
This course is designed for students who want to specialise in computer forensics by investigating incidents and providing evidence for the police and courts.
You will focus on network security, systems hardening, the process of gathering evidence and analysing captured data, and the legal requirements for those who work in this area.
WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?
The BSc (Hons) Computer Security and Forensics course focuses on the whole of the security life cycle covering the identification of risks and threats, securing of systems, testing of security measures and the responses required if security measures failure.
The breadth of the course offers the graduates a wide range of possible careers other than just Security Testing or Forensics practitioners.
- Learn how to identify risks and threats, secure systems, test security measures and respond if these measures fail
- Study the skills you will need to design, implement, maintain and manage secure networks
- Develop a practical understanding of the hi-tech tools and techniques used in the industry
- Gain essential hands-on experience of the security implementations in the different platforms you will need to establish your career
- Explore the latest industry standard technologies in our dedicated test network laboratory
- Challenge yourself as you aim for professional certifications in networking and security from companies that include Microsoft, Cisco and CompTIA
- Benefit from visits to relevant organisations and companies, and presentations from leading experts in the field
You will gain valuable skills for a career as a Computer Security and Forensics specialist as well as those relevant for the wider world of IT and business.
The final year unit ‘Social and Professional Project Management’ requires you to work in a team to apply current project management methodology that embraces all of these knowledge areas in an integrated way while going through the stages of planning, execution and project control. You will work as part of a team, take responsibility and make autonomous decisions that impact on the project team performance.
The final year project fosters independent and autonomous study. You learn to take up the responsibility of conducting your project, typically derived from your own ideas, in collaboration with a dedicated member of the teaching staff as project supervisor.