The graduate certificate in Cybercrime examines the selection and use of digital forensics tools, techniques, and methods used to detect and verify cyber terrorism, cyber warfare, cyberstalking, and cyberbullying. The global reach of the Internet, the low cost of online activity, and the relative anonymity of users has contributed to a steady increase in cybercrime. Talented and trained professionals are needed to combat the effects of this rise in computer-related malice. This certificate program is intended for graduate students who seek to heighten their knowledge of cybercrime without committing to an academic degree program.

This program has specific admission requirements.

Certificate Objectives

Upon completion of this certificate, students will be able to:

  • Analyze the domains of knowledge, strategies, countermeasures, and challenges in the areas of cyber terrorism, cyber war, cyber stalking, and cyber bullying.
  • Examine the phases, processes, and challenges of cybercrime investigations.
  • Appraise the technical, legal, economic, and societal issues related to cybercrime.
  • Evaluate the principles, practices, tools, techniques, and procedures to process cybercrime scenes.
  • Appraise the legal and regulatory compliance requirements in investigating and prosecuting cybercrime.

Certificate Requirements (18 semester hours)

ISSC621Computer Forensics3
ISSC630Advanced Cybercrime Analysis3
ISSC631Cyber Ethics: Privacy and Intellectual Property3
ISSC642Intrusion Detection and Incident Handling3
ISSC650Advanced Digital Forensics (Prerequisite: ISSC621 - Computer Forensics)3
ISSC651Advanced eDiscovery (Prerequisite: ISSC621 - Computer Forensics)3
Total Semester Hours18