This program is accredited by the Defense Cyber Crime Center.
According to a 2018 study by PwC, a leading professional services network, cybercrime is the second most common type of economic crime among the businesses that responded to the survey—31 percent reported losses related to cybercrime.
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.
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.
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.
Industries in need of cybersecurity and digital forensics experts include:
Our program will prepare students for rewarding career choices in those industries, with graduates being prepared to take on careers such as:
Curious about internships and job placement after you graduate? Visit our Office of Career Services.
|CDF 110||Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics Fundamentals||3 credits|
|CDF 240||Linux System Administration||3 credits|
|CDF 251||Network Security||3 credits|
|CDF 252||Networking II||3 credits|
|CDF 261||Digital Forensics||3 credits|
|CDF 271||Intrusion and Penetration Testing||3 credits|
|CDF 281||Advanced Network Defense||3 credits|
|CDF 290||Legal Aspects of Cybersecurity||3 credits|
|CDF 391||Incident Response and Investigation||3 credits|
|CDF 392||Information Systems Forensic Internals – Auditing||3 credits|
|CDF 393||Forensic Evidence Collection Tools and Techniques||3 credits|
|CDF 475||Advanced Digital Forensics||3 credits|
|CDF 480||Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics Capstone||3 credits|
|IS 140||Information Systems Architecture and Design||3 credits|
|IS 231||Network Technologies||3 credits|
|IS 232||TCP and IP Communication Protocols for Windows and UNIX||3 credits|
|IS 235||Advanced Windows Server Architecture & Administration||3 credits|
|IS 240||Programming Concepts||3 credits|
|IS 350||IS Internship||3 credits|
|IS 365||Writing for IS Applications||3 credits|
|IS 432||Network Security-Firewalls, IDS, and Counter Measures||3 credits|
|MGT 210||Business Writing||3 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.
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.