Dec 01, 2022  
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Computer Forensics Advanced Certificate (C.A.S.) (No longer admitting students - being taught out)

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The certificate in Computer Forensics provides students with the detailed knowledge necessary to investigate computer and network-related cyber incidents. Cyber incidents cover a wide array of illegal activities, including cybercrime and fraud, child pornography, cyber attack, insider threat, terrorism, and espionage. As they proceed through the Computer Forensics Advanced Certificate, students learn how to apply state-of-the-art computer and network forensic tools to the investigation of cyber-based incidents such as the unauthorized observation and manipulation of data and the illegal use of digital devices. Together-through readings and videos, peer discussions, supervised simulations, and so on-students explore the role that malware plays for computer investigators as well as how malicious actors use data hiding, steganography, and anonymity techniques.

With globalization and ever-increasing technology, the field of computer forensics is becoming increasingly relevant. The proposed certificate addresses the growing national and international need for qualified individuals to work in the discipline.

Students who complete the certificate will be able to:

  • Apply computer forensics tools and techniques to solving issues related to malicious cyber incidents
  • Apply network forensics tools and techniques to complex, network related cyber incidents and scenarios
  • Analyze and assess the role that data hiding, steganography and anonymity play in computer and network-related investigations
  • Apply legal, social and ethical constraints to scenarios associated with computer and network-related forensic investigations
  • Assess the role that malware plays in investigating computer and network-related investigations. 

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