This course introduces students to the field of Cyber Crime and develops core understanding of the intelligence and analysis challenges of working in the cyber environment. Topics include defining cybercrime, technology as a target, technology as an instrument, and evolving/emerging cyber crime threats. Students develop an understanding of the digital environment, hacker subculture, cyber stalking, data theft (identity, trade secrets, etc), phishing attacks, hate crimes, credit card account thefts, malicious software and various applications.
- Admission to a Forensic credential program or permission of the Program Coordinator.
Below is one offering of FSCT 7240 for the Fall 2023 term.
Mon Sep 11 - Mon Dec 18 (13 weeks)
- 13 weeks
- CRN 42294
Class meeting times
|Sep 11 - Dec 18||Mon||18:00 - 21:30||Online|
Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.
- Internet delivery format.
- Departmental approval needed
- Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
This course will be offered ONLINE for the 202330 Fall term and classes will be taught LIVE. NO CLASSES: October 2 (Truth and Reconciliation), October 9th (Thanksgiving), and November 13th (Remembrance). For details on the textbook required, please check: www.bcitbookstore.ca/distance/buy_main.asp? (BCIT FALL 2023 TERM... DE - FSCT). For information on Forensic Science programs and courses, please visit: bcit.ca/cas/Forensics. Students who have been accepted into a Forensics program where this course is a part of the matrix may register without any further approvals. Students who are not currently accepted in a Forensics program or, if this course is NOT part of your program matrix, please contact the Program Assistants for departmental approval at BCIT_Forensics@bcit.ca. For information on Forensic programs and courses, please visit: www.bcit.ca/cas/forensics.
upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Understand technology-as-target.
- Understand technology-as-instrument.
- Discuss how cybercrime is on the rise.
- Analyze distributed denial of service (DDoS).
- Analyze criminal botnet operations.
- Analyze carding crimes.
- Analyze online mass-marketing fraud and ransomware.
- Discuss organized crime and the internet.
- Analyze online child sexual exploitation.
- Understand darknets.
- Explain cybercrime-as-a-service.
- Examine malware targeting mobile platforms.
- Discuss virtual currency schemes.
- Investigate cyber-facilitated stock market manipulation.
- Discuss cybercrime threats to industrial control systems.
Effective as of Fall 2015
Essentials of Cyber Crime (FSCT 7240) is offered as a part of the following programs:
School of Computing and Academic Studies
- Forensic Investigation (Crime and Intelligence Analysis Option)
Bachelor of Technology Part-time
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