The uptake of computers into our everyday working and living space has enabled growth in computer crime, misuse and lack of understanding of legal and ethical issues that surround its use. Concern for security and infiltration has led to a substantial upturn in the need for legal and technical advice, increasing pressure on an industry already straining to keep up with the demand to meet the needs of event-driven work.
While there is no doubt as to the increase in cybercrime it is also apparent that the present number of qualified staff are inadequate to deal with the current demand. There are many levels of involvement in computer forensics including advisory, design, development, investigation, seizure, data mining, data analysis, data preservation, ethics and legal representation. Today the computer eForensics professional requires a sound knowledge in their operational fields, not only in the technical aspects but also the legal and ethical obligations and rights of the users.
This Graduate Certificate in eForensics aims to provide the knowledge and skills to identify the occurrence of a cybercrime with reference to the current Australian Legal Framework and to undertake the necessary action to handle evidence through the sequence of acquisition, analysis, preservation, presentation and documentation suitable to an Australian court of Law. This program will also provide the students with the ability to recognise and reduce the incidence of potential vulnerabilities within industry for cybercrime activity.