QUALIFI Level 5 Diploma in Cyber Security
Unit code: L/617/4635
RQF level: 5
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This unit describes and explains how to conduct investigations with cyber-enabled equipment, including on public-internet-facing networks, or other network environments. Much evidence is lost or ruled inadmissible within courts and tribunal environments because it has been mishandled and corrupted (or could have been) by investigators, or those with a perceived chain of custody over the data. Moreover, in a planet of several billion cyber-enabled devices, but few qualified cyber investigators, it is now the case that many organisations have to manage part or all of a cyber incident investigation, because the national CERT or police/security agencies are otherwise prioritised.
In this unit learners will examine the requirements for digital investigations including team formations and tools, understanding the prospects of recovering information, gathering evidential data (including from mobile and IoT devices), safeguarding evidential integrity, as well as the complexity and challenges of storing and presenting evidence within legal environments.
Learners will develop an understanding of security technical and generic management and leadership teaching. Much of this teaching will be particularly relevant to learners wishing to move into more advanced Information Security Management technical qualifications, including the CompTIA Security + accreditation and the cyber security industry gold standard: The Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).
Learning Outcomes and Assessment Criteria
During each of the four 30-credit units, every learner will have the opportunity to ‘practise’ and hone their ability to undertake the final (formal) assessment. Such non-mandatory practice will by way of completing a formative exercise/s throughout the unit.
Summative Assignment: (REPORT) Conduct an investigation into a suspected mega breach of an Internet Services Provider that has lost the login credentials for 150,000 business clients.