Computer Forensics Track Description

Computer forensics is the use of specialized computer investigation techniques to identify, collect, preserve, examine, and analyze digital evidence for presentation in criminal or civil proceedings. Specialized tools enable the computer forensics investigator to develop timelines reconstructing computer usage across the Internet and corporate local area networks. The CIS computer forensics track offers a solid foundation in computer security culminating with elite skills in computer forensics. With the blend of security and forensics skills, graduates are not only prepared with the knowledge to prevent, detect, and recover from unauthorized malicious intrusions into the organization’s infrastructure but also to collect the digital evidence necessary to prosecute the intruders. Many graduates in this track elect to continue their education at the graduate level by pursuing a master's in forensic studies.