- Learn from the expertise of digital forensics experts, cybersecurity professionals, investigators, lawyers and psychologists.
- 12 course (36 credit hour) program, consisting of 10 required courses (30 credits), and two electives (6 credits)
- Classes meet on evenings and weekends at a convenient Arlington location
- Can be completed in two years (provided that prerequisites are met)
- Gain experience in a hands-on computer lab environment
- A variety of internship opportunities in the government and private sector are available for students entering the field or making a career transition
This innovative and relevant program reflects the changing cybersecurity environment of the 21st century, incorporating the latest thinking and best practices in the field with a solid foundation in data analysis and investigative principles.
The widespread use of digital devices in everyday life has created an environment where individuals, corporations and government agencies are communicating and sharing more and more information electronically. Criminals have capitalized on this increased activity by refocusing their efforts on cyberspace. According to experts in the industry, “every company in every conceivable industry with significant size and valuable intellectual property and trade secrets has been compromised (or will be shortly)”. Insider threats, identity theft, theft of proprietary information, medical malpractice, civil disputes and cyber acts of terrorism are all on the rise. This increase in technology-related crime has generated a need for a new type of cyberinvestigator who can combine the science of information technology with the art of investigation.
The program is specifically designed to meet the needs of:
- Law Enforcement agencies
- Federal and state government agencies concerned with High Technology Crime
- Information security professionals
- Computer forensic professionals needing an advanced degree
- Individuals wanting to enter the growing field of high technology crime investigation
The High Technology Crime Investigation (HTCI) program strives to provide experienced and aspiring security professionals with a fundamental understanding of the legal, technical, management and behavioral factors associated with conducting computer-related crime investigations.
The program’s flexibility accommodates students’ academic preferences and time. Students from a variety of academic and professional backgrounds are accepted into the program, including criminal justice, physical and computer sciences and business.