3 main areas are covered: Basic computer knowledge and abilities, such as programming, internet and worldwide web skills, and knowledge of computer networks and systems; specialist skills in using a range of professional forensic and security tools; knowledge of the rules and legal system as applicable to forensic computing and security practitioners. Forensic computing and computer security are two sides of the same problem - how to detect and prevent certain activities happening on computer systems. Forensic computing is concerned with the detection and investigation of information stored on computers in a way that the results are suitable for use in the legal process. The information may be evidence of a crime in itself (such as fraud) or it may be evidence in a wider criminal investigation (such as a murder). As well as the technical aspects of the investigation, clear communication via verbal or written reports is needed. Together these areas provide practitioners with ways to attempt to prevent bad occurrences and to investigate such occurrences when they do occur. Previous versions of this degree have been accredited by the British Computer Society under licence from the UK regulator, the Engineering Council and continuation of accreditation is currently being sought.