This programme is suitable for both newcomers to computer security and computer forensics and practitioners who wish to further their skills. It covers relevant skills, software and hardware technologies, and the more theoretical studies that underpin everyday practice. It ensures that students have a basic understanding of the legal and regulatory requirements and the international standards pertaining to computer security in different nations. Students gain knowledge of computer crime, police and forensic methods, and the legal requirements for collecting evidence. At the end of the programme, students are able to administer and configure business'critical distributed applications. They also gain an understanding of the threats to business networks and servers.
Compulsory modules: PG project (CIS); cyber security; audit and security; system administration and security; computer crime and forensics; managing IT security and risk; network and internet technology and design; essential professional and academic skills for masters students; English language support course (for postgraduate students in the school of computing and mathematical sciences). Optional modules: Requirements analysis and methods; database architectures and administration; software tools and techniques; project management; network architectures and services; penetration testing; mobile and network technologies.
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- A good first degree in computer science, information systems or another computing-related subject. Potential applicants who have substantial relevant commercial or industrial experience but who lack formal qualifications should seek an interview with the programme leader.