Computer forensics involves the analysis of digital devices such as hard drives to identify and investigate their contents. Computer security involves using knowledge of computer systems and networks to protect businesses and users from malicious attacks. This course combines these two fields of national importance and will teach you practical investigative and 'hacking' techniques. You will develop the skills to undertake rigorous forensic analysis and implement robust security mechanisms. This is a hands-on course where you will learn through doing, gaining an in-depth knowledge of how to hack a computer to be able to protect it. You will learn where a computer hides data and how to recover information from a device. **PROFESSIONAL ACCREDITATION** This course is accredited by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT. **IT LABS** The University is home to a number of modern specialist IT labs equipped with all the up-to-date hardware and software our computing students could need.