At the Tagliatela College of Engineering (TCoE), the UNHcFREG is charged with the mission of creating courses for two of our focus areas - namely Cyber Forensics Science and Cyber Security. Below are the courses:
Intro to Computer Security
This course provides students with the core foundations and principles of computer security. A survey of computer and network security issues including types of network attacks, viruses, intrusion detection and tracking, firewalls, trust relationships and authentication, secure connections, cryptography, and recent security policy and legislation.
Intro to Cyber Forensic Science
This course provides students with the basic theoretical and practical foundations necessary for the investigation of computer related or computer-assisted crimes. The discipline of cyber forensics science will be discussed and outlined with emphasis on the sub-discipline of computer forensics. Students will learn the basics of acquiring digital evidence from storage media, authenticating the digital evidence and analyzing it. Topics include: Deleted file recovery, anti-forensics, rules of evidence, law as it relates to computer crime, computer crime scene search and seizure, memory forensics, introduction to file systems, e-mail forensics, and network forensics.
Small Scale Digital Device Forensic Science
This course provides students with the theoretical and practical foundations necessary for the investigation of small scale digital devices (SSDDs). SSDDs include mobile phones, smartphones, Tablets and their respective operating systems such as Android, iOS and BlackBerry, and any device that could potentially fit in your pocket. The discipline of SSDD will be discussed in detail. Students will learn the basics of acquiring digital evidence from SSDDs, authenticating the digital evidence and analyzing it. Topics covered include: Bagging and Tagging SSDDs, Logical and physical acquisition of SSDDs, Analysis of SSDDs, evidence reconstruction, the various operating systems on SSDDs, SSDD ontology, Application artifacts founds on SSDDs.
Research Topics in Cyber Forensic Science
This is a research based course in which students work on an extensive research project. They also get acquainted with research in the field of Cyber Forensic Science, and the various journals and conferences in the domain. The aim is that the students produce publishable work as part of this course deliverable.
The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the exciting world of Ethical Hacking (a.k.a. system penetration) tools and techniques, which have become commonly used by system administrators and networking specialists to secure their systems. The goal of this course is to expose students to groundbreaking methodologies in conducting thorough information security analysis as well as advanced penetration-testing techniques. Students taking this course will be able to perform intensive assessments required to effectively identify, exploit and mitigate risks to the security of the organization's infrastructure. More precisely, it will be hands-on where students will use up to date tools like Kali-Linux and Metasploit. Students may also be required to implement their own prototypes or reproduce exploits.