Secure Digital Environments & Defend Cyber Threats

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This program is accredited by the Defense Cyber Crime Center.

As a National Center of Digital Forensics Academic Excellence, Stevenson’s Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics program is certified to prepare students, by the standards and needs of the federal government, to address concerns about the nation’s critical infrastructure. You will be prepared for a rewarding and challenging career in fighting and investigating worldwide cybercrime.

Upon graduating from our CDFAE-designated program, you will receive a certificate of completion from the Department of Justice that can be exchanged for Department of Defense training course credit, allowing you to start working as a recognized digital forensic practitioner immediately after graduation.

Graduates of the Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics program will:

  • Develop a security policy for an organization that balances the organization’s mission, culture, human factors, and security requirements;

  • Apply risk assessment methodologies in selecting and configuring security controls to protect information assets;

  • Monitor a network infrastructure for cyber attacks;

  • Mitigate the effects on a network infrastructure due to a cyber attack;

  • Evaluate an end-to-end computer forensics investigation;

  • Prepare a digital forensics evidence report.

Nationally Recognized

Our program is one of only 15 undergraduate programs in the nation to earn “The National Centers of Digital Forensics Academic Excellence” accreditation by Defense Cyber Crime Center (DC3). This designation recognizes a school that offers rigorous degree programs in information security to produce professionals capable of defending against the increasingly complex nature of cybercrime and intrusion in both government and industry.

Study Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics at Stevenson

Career Opportunities

Career Paths for Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics Majors

Industries in need of cybersecurity and digital forensics experts include:

  • Federal, State, and Local governments
  • Businesses and corporations
  • Financial industries
  • Law enforcement
  • Military
  • Intelligence and National Security agencies
  • Government contractors

Our program will prepare students for rewarding career choices in those industries, with graduates being prepared to take on careers such as:

  • Digital Forensics Analyst
  • Cybersecurity Specialist
  • Forensics Support
  • Digital Data Forensic Examiner
  • IT Security Specialist
  • Cyber Threat Analyst
  • Digital Forensics Engineer

Curious about internships and job placement after you graduate? Visit our Career Connection Center.

Courses

Major Requirements

CDF 110Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics Fundamentals3 credits
CDF 240Linux System Administration3 credits
CDF 251Network Security3 credits
CDF 252Networking II3 credits
CDF 261Digital Forensics3 credits
CDF 271Intrusion and Penetration Testing3 credits
CDF 281Advanced Network Defense3 credits
CDF 290Legal Aspects of Cybersecurity3 credits
CDF 391Incident Response and Investigation3 credits
CDF 392Information Systems Forensic Internals – Auditing3 credits
CDF 393Forensic Evidence Collection Tools and Techniques3 credits
CDF 475Advanced Digital Forensics3 credits
CDF 480Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics Capstone3 credits
IS 140Information Systems Architecture and Design3 credits
IS 231Network Technologies3 credits
IS 232TCP and IP Communication Protocols for Windows and UNIX3 credits
IS 235Advanced Windows Server Architecture & Administration3 credits
IS 240Programming Concepts3 credits
IS 350IS Internship3 credits
IS 365Writing for IS Applications3 credits
IS 432Network Security-Firewalls, IDS, and Counter Measures3 credits
MGT 210Business Writing3 credits

Complete all major requirements and take one course from ACC, FIN, INBUS, MGT, or MKT.

Explore our academic catalog for a full listing of courses, course descriptions, suggested course sequences, and more.

Minors

The discipline minor in cybersecurity requires successful completion of a minimum of six courses and 18 credits of coursework required for the cybersecurity and digital forensics major. At least four courses must have a CDF course prefix indicator.

Stevenson Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics

At a Glance

26%

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, job growth for information security analysts is projected to be 26 percent from now through 2026.

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Our program is one of only 15 undergraduate programs in the nation to earn “The National Centers of Digital Forensics Academic Excellence” accreditation by Defense Cyber Crime Center (DC3).

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