PSS309 Cybercrime covers the developments in cybercrime, focusing on the multiple threats caused by such activities. By examining the nature, prevalence, scope and means by which criminals perform these crimes, students will be able to appreciate the challenges in investigating, prosecuting and preventing cybercrime. This course also examines related crimes such as cyberwarfare and cyberterrorism. The continuous advancements in technology will be reviewed, including the advent of dark nets and crypto currencies. Students will be exposed to industry-related challenges and issues. Students will also gain understanding on the impact of cybercrime on victims, businesses, and the state, as well as learn about the roles and responsibilities of the different stakeholders in preventing cybercrime. Their knowledge and skills will be assessed based on their ability to manage and solve industry-related issues.
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every January