Technology Forensics Degree

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Technology Forensics Degree

Prevent digital data crimes with computer forensics degree

A technology forensics specialist is an Information Technology professional who supports the military, corporate, law enforcement and legal communities in the investigation and analysis of digital data. Students in the Technology Forensics degree will learn methods to obtain and document digital information, determine how information was compromised, trace attribution of malicious code and digital artifacts, and reverse engineer data in order to develop mitigations and countermeasures. Topics of study may include methods for discovering data in computers, networks and hand-held devices; recovering deleted, encrypted, corrupted or hidden information; the proper handling of evidence in accordance with laws and regulations; advanced malware detection; reverse engineering; and investigation of malicious code from a variety of sources including both common threat sources and the Advanced Persistent Threat (APT).


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Technology Forensics Course Description

A technology forensics specialist is an information technology professional who supports the military, corporate, law enforcement and legal communities in the investigation and analysis of digital data. Students in the Technology Forensics degree program will learn methods to obtain and document digital information, determine how information was compromised, trace attribution of malicious code and reverse engineer data to develop mitigations and countermeasures. Graduates from the program will have both the technical skills for recovering evidence and the presentation skills to provide both detailed technical and summary data to interested parties. Above all, this program will focus on learning the highly technical and cutting-edge technologies affecting IT systems today and tomorrow. This program will prepare students to anticipate new and emerging technologies so they can be successful within the rapidly evolving computer forensic environment and the increasingly complex threat landscape.

Technology Forensics Degree Objectives

  • Articulate the complexity of and apply thinking skills to how the network and application infrastructure affects technology forensics investigations and incident response procedures.
  • Identify and apply in a forensics context the various topologies, standards, technologies and protocols employed in computer systems, including file system formats and their attributes.
  • Evaluate, select, and deploy computer forensic measures for the response, mitigation and analysis of a security incident pertaining to digital artifacts and how information was compromised.
  • Analyze and evaluate the current investigative and legal aspects of information and computer forensics including electronic discovery, deposition, litigation and corporate personnel processes.
  • Evaluate and execute the strategies, methodologies, technique, and state-of-the-art forensics tools for the preservation of digital evidence on computer systems, network systems and other electronic devices.
  • Create tracking processes to follow the trail of electronic evidence through digital systems, including documentation, formal reporting and presentation.

Technology Forensics Systems Disclosures

Program Credits: 120
Major Credits: 36
Semesters to completion: 8

Requirements to graduate include a 2.0 CGPA, completed required coursework, Portfolio, Internship, and a Student Innovation Project.

For a more detailed breakout of completion time frames and rates, please see the UAT Fast Facts page.

Technology Forensics Disclosure

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