Graduate program adds concentration, certificate in digital forensics
Salve Regina has added a concentration and certificate in digital forensics to its offerings in the graduate administration of justice and homeland security program.
“This new emphasis in cyber education at Salve will encompass an array of skills, including acquiring, extracting and analyzing data that is often useful for criminal investigation and civil litigation cases,” said program director David Smith. “In addition to criminal and civil investigations, it also plays a major role in intelligence and counterterrorism matters.”
Coursework in digital forensics focuses on analyzing and documenting data and develops necessary skills for utilizing networks, servers and analysis tools. A deliberate evaluation of relevancy in the constantly changing world of global technology will shape the syllabus of each course to best serve the students and their career placement.
The concentration will satisfy the following concentration objectives:
- Acquaint students with computer network architecture, proper evidence collection and storage, and federal rules and criminal codes.
- Understand how foreign, state-sponsored threat actors target certain institutions and companies.
- Introduce students to network traffic analysis, web log analysis, malware reverse engineering and cyber infrastructure analysis.
- Instruct each student on how to navigate networks, servers and mass data as well as how to utilize common digital forensic tools.
Courses are offered at the Newport campus, at the Center for Adult Education in Warwick and online. For more information on the concentration and certificate, visit the administration of justice and homeland security webpage.