One of the Youtube channels used to host some of the on-line content for the MSc in Advanced Security and Digital Forensics has just hit the 2,000 subscriber mark here, with over one million minutes watched.
The GCHQ-cerfitifed MSc also hosts many other on-line lectures from Richard Macfarlane, Dr Gordon Russell, Robert Ludwiniak, Peter Cruikshank, and Dr Elias Ekonomou.
The excellence of the programme was further highlighted last week when students from the MSc applied the skills they are learning on the course to beat of competition from Royal Holloway, Plymouth, Portsmouth, Teeside, Sunderland and Bristol to win the GCHQ-assessed University Cipher Challenge 2015. More information here.
Overall, the MSc in Advanced Security has been a key focus for the School of Computing in supporting academic work with a wide range of innovative Web content (inc asecuritysite.com) and with virtualised environments for computer security and digital forensics, including LinuxZoo (developed by Dr Gordon Russell) and DFET (developed by Prof Bill Buchanan, Bruce Ramsay and Richard Macfarlane).
The programme has three modes of study:
The School of Computing at Edinburgh Napier have innovated a wide range of education systems within Cyber education, and have an extensive range of research projects, linking with collaborators across the UK and EU.
The MSc in Advanced Security and Digital Forensics (full-time/part-time) is run within the School of Computing at Edinburgh Napier University. The programme has core modules of:
The exit awards are:
programme includes an extensive underpinning from research, industry,
and public sector. At present the research centre has a number of
projects with industry and law enforcement partners. This includes the
integration of the EU 2Center Centre of Excellence, and an existing EU
Project which focuses on creating an Advanced Cloud-based Training
infrastructure for computer security and digital forensics.
The EU project includes academic departments across Europe, including Jožef Stefan Institute (JSI), Police Scotland and Stockholm University (SU). http://www.d-fet.eu/. The DFET project has been co-funded by the Prevention of Fight Against Crime Programme of the European Union. This project has a lead over Europe, and innovates in terms of teaching advanced computer security and digital forensics within a dynamic cloud-based infrastructure.
Full details on the MSc are here.