January 2011

Swoose lecturing at Macquarie University

Milton Baar, Director Technology Innovation, is teaching at Macquarie University as an Honorary Associate for 2011. In this capacity, Milton will be lecturing the following courses for the Department of Computing:

ITEC853 - Systems Administration. While distributed applications are continually being updated and new approaches to implementing data-driven technologies are adopted, there are generic skills and approaches for the successful management of an organisation's computer-based systems. This unit not only examines approaches for managing individual business critical systems (database, network, communications and the like) but also ways in which these systems are most effectively integrated. All levels of implementation are considered, from software to hardware, user to administrator, principles to pragmatics. Course details may be found at http://www.handbook.mq.edu.au/2011/Units/PGUnit/ITEC853

ITEC854 - Information Security Management. This course teaches post-graduate students the practical aspects of Information Security Management and is a core subject in the post-graduate course. The 13 week course as a practical exercise, introducing students to ISO17799, ISO27001 and other frameworks including COBIT, PCIDSS, Sarbanes Oxley and ISM3. Course details may be found at http://www.handbook.mq.edu.au/2011/Units/PGUnit/ITEC854

Additionally, Milton will be lecturing within the Centre for Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism and will deliver the following courses:

PICT808 - Cybercrime and Cyberterrorism. This unit will present a high-level overview of how cyberterrorist threats might be conceived in different horizontal applications, network and protocol layers. The unit explores how different vertical industries (e.g. the finance industry) face specific treats from their use of specific protocols and platforms. The "human factor" in dealing with cyberterrorist threats will be emphasised. Course details may be found at http://www.handbook.mq.edu.au/2011/Units/PGUnit/pict808

PICT821 - Assessment of Low Level File and Operating Systems. This unit will examine file systems in several operating systems and within some popular portable electronic devices. This unit examines file structure systems, cache files, logs, operating system artefacts, temporal data, technical search strategies and gives an introduction to forensic software tools and their use in data preservation and recovery. Course details may be found at http://www.handbook.mq.edu.au/2011/Units/PGUnit/pict821

PICT822 - Hardware: Applying Computer Forensic Practice to IT Hardware. This unit identifies hardware, storage media devices, looks at ID markings, non computer storage media, the function of hard drives and their operation and repair, types of storage devices, backup systems, portable devices and proprietary systems. Course details may be found at http://www.handbook.mq.edu.au/2011/Units/PGUnit/PICT822

PICT825 - IT Security. T his unit examines IT security including concealment, intrusion analysis, what is in place and how it affects the data under analysis, cryptology, viruses, stenography, malware and IT auditing. Course details may be found at http://www.handbook.mq.edu.au/2011/Units/PGUnit/pict825