This course will focus on IT law, professional and ethical issues, criminal law, theories of crime as well as looking at the legal system more generally. You’ll also focus on security regulations, contingency planning and risk management as well as intellectual property law, privacy and data protection law.
The module aims to give student a sound understanding of the relationship between digital investigations and digital technologies, as well as an in-depth knowledge of evidence management and the consequences of mismanagement. This practical module will equip students with the skills necessary to remove electronic digital media from their sources using industry tools and conduct forensic investigations (using commercial software) on case studies. Students will learn about the planning of investigations, technology management strategies and how their actions could affect evidential continuity. Students will be equipped with the awareness that digital forensics is as much about documentation, processes and validity as it is about technical investigations.
This module focuses on legal and professional aspects of digital forensics. The module gives student a sound grounding in the English legal system, theories of crime and deviancy, the criminal justice system and law enforcement among other topics. It also gives students knowledge and understanding of legal and regulatory issues relevant to carrying out digital investigations (related to civil and criminal matters) as well as handling and presenting digital evidence in a court of law. In addition to the above the module covers professional (including ethical) issues relevant to the digital forensics professional.
The module focuses on both technical and managerial aspects of information security management and equips students with knowledge and skills required by the IT security professionals worldwide. The module will take an integrated approach to security management through the use of the security frameworks, policies and models guided by the international regulatory standards.
The module aims to give students a broad understanding of regulatory compliance and the detection, investigation and prevention of financial crime (e.g. fraud, electronic crime, money laundering) in corporate environments. Students will gain an understanding of the nature and purposes of regulation in the area of financial services, and how compliance is managed in practice. Students will gain knowledge and skills related to the use of digital forensic tools and techniques to manage compliance, mitigate risks and investigate financial crime. The module will focus on the UK regulatory framework as well as international models, conventions and standards.
To give students an opportunity to demonstrate their ability to undertake work that is independent - shaped largely by one s own decisions and preferences; complete - accomplished from conception to delivery, via all stages in between; technically competent - employing techniques and exploiting knowledge gained during earlier parts of the programme; professionally and ethically compliant; supervised - working under the guidance but not instruction of a member of academic staff; academically sound - taking critical account of current knowledge and methods in the chosen specialist area.
You can find more information about this course in the programme specification. Module and programme information is indicative and may be subject to change.
Our MSc in Electronic Security and Digital Forensics is accredited by British Computer Society (BCS).
Dr Carlisle George holds an LLM Masters in Information Technology & Communications Law from LSE, and a Doctorate in Computer Science from the University of London (Goldsmiths). He currently leads the ALERT (Aspects of Law and Ethics Related to Technology) research group at Middlesex University.