Computer Security and Investigations Digital Forensics
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This program has been deactivated and is no longer accepting new students.

Program Description

This model will not only present students with the technological side of security management, but the law enforcement perspective and investigative skills needed to respond appropriately to breaches of security. The issues of system security and the need for digital forensics training is complex and needs to be addressed at many different levels and in many different areas.

There is a critical need to improve the quality of education and training in the digital forensics component of information security. Finding people with the full set of skills in computer security and digital forensics is challenging.

This certificate program will provide individuals with the networking, investigative and critical thinking skills that are imperative for digital forensic examiners. Many different experts have been consulted; many different curriculums have been studied. The formulation of coursework has also been discussed with industry leaders at advisory board meetings. Also, articulations with SUNY Buffalo and Hilbert College will be forthcoming. It would seem to mesh with the college's mission as it leverages materials previously developed in the information systems security area.

Coursework includes Linux operating systems, hardware fundamentals, introduction to digital forensics, advanced digital forensics, networking and network forensics. In addition, criminal law and criminal procedure relating to search and seizure issues and New York State evidentiary law will be discussed.

Students should be aware that background checks may be necessary for participation in this certificate program.

Degree: Certificate
Hegis: 2187
Curriculum Code: 1492
Campus Location: North
Business and Public Service Division

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Pre-Admission Recommendations:
HS or HSE Diploma


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