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CP2409 - Network Forensics and Data Communications

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

Credit points: 3
Year: 2021
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

  • Written > Examination (centrally administered) - (50%) - Individual
  • Case study Assignment 2 - (30%) - Individual
  • Written > Case study analysis - (20%) - Individual.
Prerequisites: CP1402 OR CP2012 OR CP2231 OR CP1802
CP3070 CP5601


JCU Singapore, Study Period 52, Internal
Census Date 05-Aug-2021
Coordinator: Dr Chao Chen
Lecturer: Ms Sithira Vadivel.
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

Study Period 2, External
Census Date 26-Aug-2021
Coordinator: Dr Chao Chen
Lecturers: Professor Ickjai Lee, Dr Chao Chen.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 0 hours
  • assessment and self-directed study
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU

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.