This is a program focusing on the principles and techniques used to identify, search, seize and analyze digital media and to conduct cyber investigations against criminal and terrorist activity.
Includes instruction in computer boot processes and drives, jumper setting, file access and reconstruction, hacking, network systems, cryptography, programming, investigative techniques, forensic imagery, web-based investigation methods, cyberterrorism, and applicable laws and administrative procedures.
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What can you do with a major/degree in Cyber/Computer Forensics and Counterterrorism Major?
With a degree in this major you will have career options of (but not limited to) a security analyst, computer forensics examiner, computer crime investigator, cryptanalyst, cryptographer, and mobile forensics expert. In all roles, you will be examining digital information because of cybercrimes committed.
Trade Associations and Professional Organizations in Cyber/Computer Forensics and Counterterrorism Major
Professional associations are groups of professionals dedicated to topics in specific fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.
- International Association of Computer Intelligence Experts
- International Association of Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysts
- Fraternal Order of Police
- National Association of Police Organizations
- American Federation of Police and Concerned Citizens
- American Association of Code Enforcement
Publications/Magazines in Cyber/Computer Forensics and Counterterrorism