COMP41650 Malware Investigations

Academic Year 2022/2023

This module is aimed at teaching students how to investigate crimes directed against computer systems themselves.

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Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this module students should be able to:

• List and explain hacking offences as defined by the Council of Europe's Convention of Cybercrime
• Explain the purpose of malware
• Describe common methods of malware dispersal and transmission
• Explain the “Business Models” of Malware
• Describe the process of Malware Analysis
• Determine the purpose of unknown executable files in a safe manner
• Detect the signs of malware intrusion on computer systems

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours




Autonomous Student Learning




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
active/task-based learning; lectures; critical writing; reflective learning; lab work; problem-based learning; case-based learning;
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations
Learning Requirements:

In order to take this module you must be a serving member of a law enforcement organisation.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Hacking& Malware Investigation (COMP40140)

Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Continuous Assessment: continuous assessment Varies over the Trimester n/a Graded No


Examination: 2 hour End of Trimester Exam 2 hour End of Trimester Exam No Graded No


Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Summer Yes - 2 Hour
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment

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