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University of Portsmouth: Cyber Security and Forensic Information Technology

Institution University of Portsmouth View institution profile
Department Faculty of Technology
Web www.port.ac.uk/study/postgraduate
Email admissions@port.ac.uk
Telephone 023 9284 5566
Study type Taught

Summary

Overview

If you're looking to further specialise your IT career and branch into digital forensics, this course is the perfect next step. This MSc Cyber Security and Forensic Information Technology degree course will develop your IT skillset and give you the lowdown on civil, corporate and criminal litigation procedures.

You'll unpack the core themes in Cyber Security and Forensic Information Technology, including data analysis, risk management, computer security and cybercrime. You'll learn to apply your skills to the generation and presentation of digital evidence for use by the courts, in legal or other formal proceedings.

Once you graduate, you'll be equipped to tackle a career in forensic information technology within law firms, enforcement agencies and IT practices.

What you'll experience

On this course, you'll:

  • Investigate hacking, fraud and deception using a range of digital forensic tools

  • Learn how to identify the digital trail left by intruders and detect inappropriate use of internet applications, in order to compile detailed evidence for prosecution

  • Investigate case studies based on real life and experience investigation in realistic simulations, crime scenes and court.

  • Study the approaches to protect information systems (cyber security) and the techniques used to penetrate systems (ethical hacking).

  • Use our specialist facilities, including multi-platform network suites, pervasive computing lab for high performance computing, usability lab with eye-tracking equipment, and forensics lab

  • Complete your own engineering or study project, relevant to the field of forensic IT

  • Have 24/7 access to the extensive facilities in our university library, including books, ejournals and newspapers

Accreditation

This course is accredited by the British Computer Society, partially meeting the educational requirement for CITP.

Careers and opportunities

Police investigations and civil disputes increasingly involve the investigation of computer systems, mobile phones or other information devices, and the skills you'll get on this course are in demand in both the public and private sectors.

What can you do with a Cyber Security and Forensic Information Technology degree?

When you graduate, you'll be qualified to work in fields including:

  • Law enforcement

  • IT auditing

  • Information security

  • High-tech crime units

  • Commercial investigation

  • National security bodies

  • Systems administration

  • Security analysis

You could also go on to further research study at PhD level.

We'll provide you with as much support as possible in finding employment through close industrial contacts, careers events, recruitment fairs and individual advice.

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