Cyber Investigation

In 2010, the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) received the second-highest number of complaints since its inception. Four years later, the IC3 reached a major milestone when it received its three-millionth complaint. On average, the IC3 receives and processes 300,000 complaints per year. Criminal activity through the Internet and within networks is growing increasingly complex, and the IC3 has led to numerous arrests, seizures and convictions. Countries across the globe are now creating their own national reporting mechanisms for Internet  crime.

Cyber Investigation is an exploding area of digital forensics worldwide, and the Cyber Investigation specialization will give you the specialized skills needed to capitalize in the field. Through this 12-credit specialization, you'll become a larger asset to law enforcement and public safety officials by:

  • Gaining an understanding of the theory and fundamentals of criminal investigation, from the crime scene to the courtroom.
  • Learning principles and practices of investigative interviewing, and delve into previous cases of criminal and white-collar crime.
  • Being able to conduct a cyber investigation and crimes that involve technology, like the Cloud and mobile phones; evaluate cyber crime scenes and recommend proper courses of action for digital forensic investigators.