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CP2409 - Network Forensics and Data Communications

[Offered in even-numbered years in JCU Brisbane. ]

Credit points: 3
Year: 2020
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Science and Engineering

Students are introduced to the fundamental of network forensics and the ability to analyse data communications. Students develop skills to examine incoming network traffic, enabling the analysis and identification of network threats before security of the network is breached. Topics addressed in this subject include network analysis, data communications, network troubleshooting, site surveying, and case studies to determine the level of threats.

Learning Outcomes

  • compare the principles, concepts and techniques used in network performance enhancement;
  • analyse intruder types, the intrusion process and network traffic logs;
  • perform static and dynamic analysis of malware;
  • apply network protection techniques;
  • analyse elements of specific network and transport layer protocols to understand their performance and limitations.

Subject Assessment

  • Invigilated > End of semester exam - (50%)
  • Case study/performance analysis - (20%)
  • Case Study/Malware analysis - (30%).
Prerequisites: CP1402 OR CP2012 OR CP2231 OR CP1802
CP3070 CP5601


External, Study Period 2
Census Date 27-Aug-2020
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Hossein Ghodosi, Dr Insu Song, Dr Art Suwanwiwat
Lecturers: Assoc. Professor Hossein Ghodosi, Dr Art Suwanwiwat.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 50 hours - Combined Lectures Practicals Lecturer directed activities
  • assessment and self-directed study
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU

JCU Brisbane, Internal, Study Period 22
Census Date 06-Aug-2020
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 0 hours
  • assessment and self-directed study

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.