|Course||Master of Cyber Security and Digital Forensics (MICDF)|
|Institution||Auckland University of Technology|
|Start date(s)||Late Feb or Mid July|
|Study Period||15 months|
We like this course because it addresses some of the major IT issues of our times and because there is massive employment demand worldwide in this area.
Security of computer systems and networks is a major concern for organisations and individuals.
Cybercrime and malicious software are on the increase. Companies are looking for security professionals who can protect their assets and information while securing networks and computer systems.
The Master of Cyber Security and Digital Forensics develops much required skills in discovering and recording digital forensic evidence of crimes and malicious behaviour. This includes extracting data from networks, hard drives, cell phones and other digital devices.
The Master of Information Security and Digital Forensics covers the critical aspects of information security and digital forensics:
- Protecting computer and network systems
- Critically analysing current security threats and planning mitigation strategies
- Seizing and securing IT and other digital equipment used for criminal activity
- Interpreting and analysing the content of hard disks and other electronic media to build an understanding of the processes underpinning possible criminal activity
- Gathering evidence from electronic media and other sources of potential criminal activity in a systematic and rigorous way
- Presenting such evidence in a court of law in a way that is intelligible to non-experts”
There are limited places in this program so we recommend you apply in as soon as you have made your decision.