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).
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.
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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.
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