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INFO814 – Security and Forensics

Module code
Module title
Security and Forensics
Students will assess security threats to information technology systems and networks, and evaluate possible countermeasures and techniques for investigating security breaches.
  • BI1702
  • BI1703
  • BI1704
  • IT1101
NZQA Level
Level 8
NZQA Credits
Delivery method
  • Web-Supported
Learning hours
Total learning hours
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
1. Analyse security threats and evaluate the possible consequences of security breaches
2. Critically assess the effectiveness of security countermeasures and forensic techniques
3. Recommend and justify a suitable information security system for a specific organisation
- Legal frameworks and ethical issues related to information security
- National and international security standards
- Internal and external security threats and countermeasures
- Layers of security, intrusion prevention systems, secure network devices
- Electronic crime, forensic tools and techniques
- Institutional security policies
Teaching and Learning Strategy
Teaching and learning methods will involve theoretical and practical classes which may include but are not limited to lectures, class discussions, tutorials, case studies, simulations, computer laboratory work, group activities, face-to-face and online activities.
Assessment Criteria
In order to receive a passing grade, students must achieve a minimum 40% average over all supervised tests and achieve 50% overall for the module.
Learning and Teaching Resource
Wintec Learning Management Systems, Computer Laboratory

Required Text:
An extended reference list will be supplied by the tutor at commencement of the module which will be updated as required

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