Security and Digital Forensics at AUT: an overview

  • Also referred to as cyber security, forensic IT and digital forensics
Computer security is the protection of computer assets from cyber-criminals, malicious hackers and others who intrude into computer systems including wired and wireless networks. Digital forensics is the art of locating and recovering evidence left behind after malicious attacks and presenting this evidence as facts in civil and criminal prosecutions.

Key academic contact

Dr Alastair Nisbet
Lecturer and Programme Leader for the Master of Information Security & Digital Forensics
Phone: +64 9 9219999 ext 5879

Research interests and associations

  • Digital forensics research laboratories
  • Mobile security and forensics
  • Computer and network security
  • Mobile ad hoc networks security (MANETS)
  • Security & Forensics Research Group

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Last updated: 18-Apr-2017 1.05pm

The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.