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Teaching digital forensics to undergraduate students

Batten, Lynn and Pan, Lei 2008, Teaching digital forensics to undergraduate students, IEEE security & privacy, vol. 6, no. 3, pp. 54-56.

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Title Teaching digital forensics to undergraduate students
Author(s) Batten, Lynn
Pan, Lei
Journal name IEEE security & privacy
Volume number 6
Issue number 3
Start page 54
End page 56
Total pages 3
Publisher IEEE Computer Society
Place of publication New York, N.Y.
Publication date 2008-05
ISSN 1540-7993
1558-4046
Keyword(s) digital forensics
education
investigation-based assignment
undergraduate teaching
computer science education
educational courses
ethical aspects
human factors
security of data
teaching
Summary Digital forensics isn't commonly a part of an undergraduate university degree, but Deakin University in Australia recently introduced the subject as part of an IT security course. As instructors, we've found that digital forensics complements our other security offerings because it affords insights into why and how security fails. A basic part of this course is an ethics agreement signed by students and submitted to the unit instructor. This agreement, approved by Deakin University's legal office and consistent with Barbara Endicott-Popovsky's approach, requires students to maintain a professional and ethical attitude to the subject matter and its applications. Assignments regularly cast students in the role of forensic professional. Our teaching team emphasizes throughout the course that professional conduct establishes credibility with employers and customers as well as colleagues, and is required to perform the job effectively. This article describes our experiences with this course.

Notes Cover date : May-June 2008
Language eng
Field of Research 089999 Information and Computing Sciences not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
HERDC collection year 2008
Copyright notice ©2008, IEEE
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