FAC834 - Computer Forensics and Data Mining

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Subject Title
Computer Forensics and Data Mining

Subject Description
Fraud examiners need to understand the value of computers in conducting forensic investigations. This subject will provide a basic level of understanding by examining computer applications that will enhance the students' ability to use computers to identify unusual transactions and other irregularities. The students will also study analysis techniques and will be exposed to document management and retention systems.

Credit Status
One credit

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

1. Demonstrate how computers can be used to prevent and detect financial irregularities.
2. Explain how computer investigation tools are used as part of the fraud investigation process.
3. Identify current forensic software and other technology tools.
4. Demonstrate how to access document management and retention systems.
5. Recognize when computers have been used as a tool to commit an act of fraud including theft and unauthorized access to data.

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