DFC Course Listing

Cyberspace and Cybersecurity Foundations (DFC 610, 6 Credits)
Prerequisite: CBR 600. Gain knowledge of the foundations of cybersecurity, and apply cyber methodologies to cyber architectures, services, protocols, algorithms, hardware and software components, and programming languages. Become familiar with the important role that business continuity planning, security management practices, security architecture, operations security, and physical security play in cybersecurity. Explore the impact of cyber terrorism and national security on cybersecurity. Gain hands-on, real-world experience with state-of-the-art tools and technologies in a lab-intensive environment.

Digital Forensics Technology and Practices (DFC 620, 6 Credits)
Prerequisite: DFC 610. Gain proficiency with the tools and technologies commonly used in forensic examinations and utilize best practices. Explore procedures for securing and validating evidence, including digital media and physical memory, as well as recovering artifacts and analyzing, reporting, and presenting results in both criminal and civil situations. Gain experience with mobile forensic analysis. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: CST 640 or DFC 620.

Digital Forensic Response and Analysis (DFC 630, 6 Credits)
Prerequisite: DFC 620. Utilize tools and techniques in digital forensic investigations involving workstation and mobile platforms. Practice forensic artifact reconstruction and recovery from the file systems of different operating systems, including Windows, Linux, and Macintosh.

Advanced Forensics (DFC 640, 6 Credits)
Prerequisite: DFC 630. Assume the role of a digital forensics professional. Collect and preserve network, server, and cloud-based evidence, and apply analysis techniques. Solve technical challenges such as evidentiary volume and encryption, as well as nontechnical challenges such as jurisdiction and distance in situation-based response scenarios and activities.