CIA630 - Technology and Cyber Investigations

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Subject Title
Technology and Cyber Investigations

Subject Description

In this course, students examine opportunities and threats related to technology and cyber-crime from the perspective of a crime and intelligence analyst. Students explore the investigative potential offered by new forms of cyber-technology, along with considering the threats to privacy and confidentiality presented by technological surveillance and the collection, analysis and disclosure of personal and bulk data.   Concepts such as social engineering and the use of deception by cyber-criminals are examined along with considering the role of analysts and investigative professionals in countering these activities.   Students complete projects, lab activities and assignments that develop their awareness and understanding of cyber-crime.  By he end of the semester, students are able to assess and critically evaluate the evolving and significant threats posed to the safety and security of communities and organizations by criminal activity conducted digitally and in cyber-space.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  1. Analyze emerging criminal threats associated with technological changes and the use of cyber-space.
  2. Assess the role of crime and intelligence analysts in countering cyber-crime and criminal activity involving the internet and social media.
  3. Evaluate the evolution of traditional criminal activity into the online and cyber realms.
  4. Critique criminal activity involving the use of technology to assist criminal and intelligence analysis and law enforcement operations.
  5. Explain methods and approaches related to the use of technology to counter criminal activities with the aim of protecting organizations and communities.
  6. Evaluate the evolving use of technology to conduct investigations across cyber-environments and digital spaces.
  7. Assess threats to privacy and confidentiality related to technological surveillance and the collection of data in an online environment.
  8. Propose strategies and activities that reduce the threat of cyber-crime.
  9. Develop an advanced awareness of opportunities and threats related to technology through the completion of structured lab activities.

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