Cyber Forensics and Security (CFS)

CFS 500 Intro to Digital Forensics3 Credit hours   

Introduces students to core digital forensic concepts, including data storage, imaging, the digital forensics process, common Windows artifacts, and the fundamentals of the forensic examination of digital media using AccessData.

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CFS 505 OSINT Practicum I3 Credit hours   

Students will learn how to use advanced tools that can aid investigators in searching the Internet and resources that can be applied to domestic and international investigations.

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CFS 520 Incident Response3 Credit hours   

Course examines forensic and investigate aspects of incident response. Topics include pre-incident preparation, developing leads, scoping an incident, data collection, forensic duplication, evidence from hosts, networks, application and enterprise environments.

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CFS 545 Mobile and Web Pen Testing3 Credit hours   

Students will learn the advanced skills and techniques required to test mobile and web applications. This advanced pen-testing course uses a combination of lecture, real-world experiences, and hands-on exercises.

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CFS 548 Multimedia Forensics3 Credit hours   

Course will introduce principles of multimedia forensics (images, audio, and video) and their application to cyber forensics. Practical forensics enhancement, analysis, and reporting tools and techniques are covered.

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CFS 554 Adv Network Defense3 Credit hours   

Tools and techniques used to protect, monitor, analyze, detect and respond to unauthorized activity computers and networks.

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CFS 561 Applied Cyber Warfare3 Credit hours   

Latest developments and advancement in cyber warfare facing nation-state and non-nation-state actors.

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CFS 562 Network Forensics3 Credit hours   

Examination of techniques and tools used to investigate, search, collect, analyze and report on network based breaches and events.

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CFS 564 Network and Cyber Crime3 Credit hours   

Examines fundamental security concepts, protocols, and procedures commonly in use today. Topics include governance, access control, cryptography, physical security, security architecture, and application development security.

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CFS 567 Mobile Device Forensics3 Credit hours   

Identification, preservation, collection, analysis, and reporting techniques and tolls used in the forensic examination of mobile devices such as mobile phones, tablets and GPS units.

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CFS 581 Special Topics3 Credit hours   

Study of emerging and advanced topics in Cyber Forensics and Security. Topics vary with instructor and change from one semester to another.

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CFS 630 Cyber Threat Intelligence3 Credit hours   

A detailed study of the cyber threat intelligence process and its products. Topics include threat modeling, structured analysis, adversary groups, tactical, operations, and strategic threat intelligence.

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CFS 650 Adv Cyber Defense3 Credit hours   

An advanced study cyber defense, including coverage of topics such as social engineering, authorization techniques, security models, trusted computing, network architecture security, operating system security, endpoint security, database security, and physical security.

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CFS 660 Red Team3 Credit hours   

Students will learn how to plan and execute and end-to-end adversary emulation and build a red team program, leverage threat intelligence to map against adversary tactic and tool automation.

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CFS 665 Cyber Sec IoT and ICS3 Credit hours   

Students will learn the tools and techniques to defend IoT and ICS systems that run teh Power Grid and other critical systems.

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CFS 670 Practicum3-6 Credit hours   

Students will gain experience and practical knowledge working with professionals in the field of Cyber Forensics and Security as well as gaining real-world experience.

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CFS 675 Reserach in CFS1-6 Credit hours   

Students will plan, implement, research and present a solution to a real-world problem within cyber forensics & defense, demonstrating their technical and professional skills. Must be pre-approved before registering.

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CFS 680 Special Topics3 Credit hours   
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CFS 690 Capstone3 Credit hours   

This capstone course is the culminating experience for the Masters Degree in Cyber Forensics and Security. This course builds on the concepts covered within the program of study.

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