FRS512 - Cybercrime

Outline info
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Subject Title

Subject Description

Hacking, identity theft, espionage, online surveillance, email fraud and digital terrorism are some of the cybercrimes you will learn about in this course. Crime and acts of terrorism committed using computers, networks and the Internet require their own sophisticated and ingenious forensic investigations. Both technical and social issues related to cybercrime are covered. Current criminological theories are examined and applied to digital crimes. Technical aspects are explored, including malware and information and security protection. Learn the origins and extent of the cybercrime problem globally, as well as solutions that combat it.

Credit Status
One credit in the Forensic Investigative Studies Certificate.

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

1. Describe the primary categorization of computer crime.
2. Define the concepts of information warfare an cyber-terrorism.
3. Distinguish between computer crime, criminal hacking, and non-criminal hacking.
4. Discuss how computer technologies have altered the ways in which embezzlement, money laundering, corporate espionage, fraud, and identity crimes are committed.
5. Identify and distinguish various types of viruses and malicious code.
6. Explain the nature of victimization as it occurs in cybercrime.
7. Appraise the conflicting role within law enforcement pertaining to investigation versus intelligence gathering.
8. Distinguish between single-scene, multiple scene and network crimes.
9. Outline and explain the process used to preserve the verifiable integrity of digital evidence.
10. Evaluate the primary security technologies used to protect information.

Cheating and Plagiarism
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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.

Promotion Policy

Grading Policy
A+90%  to  100%
A80%  to  89%
B+75%  to  79%
B70%  to  74%
C+65%  to  69%
C60%  to  64%
D+55%  to  59%
D50%  to  54%
F0%    to  49% (Not a Pass)

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