Specialization: Digital Forensics

This concentration focuses on demonstrating the required skill set for a Computer Forensic Investigator. Someone with the knowledge and training provided by the courses in this Masters Specialization would be qualified for a Digital Forensic Investigator with the government at any level, as well as for a private industry both on, or leading an incident response team.

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Job Roles

  • Forensic Analyst
  • Cyber Crime Investigator
  • Cyber Defense Forensics Analyst
  • Incident Responder
  • Chief Information Security Officer
  • Information Security Officer
  • Chief Security Officer
  • Information Assurance Security Officer

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Course Description

ECCU 505 Introduction to Research and Writing for the IT Practitioner

Three Credit Hours


This foundational core course introduces students to basic English writing skills and research methods also including: APA style writing, citing sources, determining when a website is credible, effective communication, outlines, and collaboration. Students will write/present portions of the above in the course in various formats.

MGMT 502 Business Essentials

Three Credit Hours

This course will lay a broad foundation of understanding the processes of business principles globally and for a varied population of students who work in businesses of all kinds including the IT and IA fields. It covers the latest changes in Information Technology for Business, including computer-aided manufacturing (CAM), applications software, and recent ethical issues arising from IT. Real-life business examples are added throughout the course that reinforces the business principles.

Book Requirements:

    • Ebert, R., Griffin, R. Business Essentials. 9th ed. Pearson. 2013. ISBN: 13: 978-0-13-266402-8 (pbk)

ECCU 504 Foundations of Organizational Behavior for the IT Practitioner

Three Credit Hours

This foundation course deals with organizational behavior and allows the technology practitioner to experience the basic facets of organizational theory and define the skills required to understand and apply the theory to a real organizational setting. Elements of the course are organizational structure, effec tive communication, team building, ethics and project management as seen through the organizational lens.

Book Requirements:

  • Glen, Paul. Leading Geeks: How to Manage and Lead People Who Deliver Technology. Jossey Bass. c2003. ISBN: 0-7879-6148-5.
  • Robbins, Stephen P. & DeCenzo, David A. Supervision Today, 5th ed. Prentice Hall. c2007. ISBN: 0-13-172609-9



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ECCU 516 The Hacker Mind: Profiling the IT Criminal

Three Credit Hours

Cyber space has increased human communication, connectivity, creativity, capacity and crime by leaps and bounds in the last decade. For all of the positive aspects it offers, it offers as many negative aspects. Those negative aspects are explored and developed by everyone from the high school challenge hacker to the international terrorist. Businesses, governmental agencies, militaries, and organizations of every kind are threatened by the IT criminal. This course will survey the spectrum of psychological attributes which may make up the profile of the IT criminal.

Book Requirements:

  • Chiesa, Raoul & Ducci, Stefania. Profiling Hackers: The Science of Criminal Profiling as Applied to the World of Hacking. CRC Press. c2009. ISBN: 13: 978-1-4200-8693-5 (pbk)
  • Lacey, David. Managing the Human Factor in Information Security: How to Win Over Staff and Influence Business Managers. John Wiley & Sons. c2009. ISBN: 978-0-470-72199-5 (pbk)



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ECCU 514 Quantum Leadership

Three Credit Hours

This course encompasses an extensive research project about cross-cultural differences in leadership conducted by a group of researchers in 62 countries. It lays a foundation of understanding the process of leadership. The study describes the roles, functions and impact of global leadership concepts. The speed at which leadership must work is provided by many team exercises. Research and views into how most cultures respond to this area of management are provided.

Book Requirements:

  • Nahavandi, Afsaneh. The Art and Science of Leadership, 5th ed. Pearson/Prentice Hall. c2009. ISBN: 13: 978-0-13-604408-6

ECCU 500 Managing Secure Network Systems

Three Credit Hours

This course focuses on evaluating network and Internet security issues, designing, implementing successful security policies and firewall strategies, exposing system and network vulnerabilities and defending against them. Topics include network protocols, network attacks, intrusion detection systems, packet filtering and proxy servers, Bastion host and honey pots, hardening routers, hardening security, email security, virtual private networks and creating fault tolerance.


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ECCU 507 Linux Networking and Security

Three Credit Hours

This course focuses on configuring a secure Linux network using command line and graphical utilities. Emphasis is placed on file sharing technologies such as the Network File System, NetWare’s NCP file sharing, and File Transfer Protocol. Additional topics include making data secure, user security, file security, and network intrusion detection. Students will be required to take on the role of problem solvers and apply the concepts presented to situations that might occur in a work environment.


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ECCU 501 Ethical Hacking & Countermeasures

Three Credit Hours

This course focuses on how perimeter defenses work, how intruders escalate privileges, and methods of securing systems. Additional topics include intrusion detection, policy creation, social engineering, DoS attacks, buffer overflows, and virus creation.


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ECCU 502 Investigating Network Intrusions and Computer Forensics

Three Credit Hours

This course focuses on cyber-attack prevention, planning, detection, and incident response with the goals of counteracting cyber crime, cyber terrorism, and cyber predators, and making them accountable. Additional topics include fundamentals of computer forensics, forensic duplication and analysis, network surveillance, intrusion detection and response, incident response, anonymity, computer security policies and guidelines, and case studies.



Book Requirements:

  • Britz, M. (2013). Computer Forensics and Cyber Crime: An Introduction. 3rd ed. Prentice Hall. 978-0132677717
  • Luttgens, J., Pope, M., and Mandia, K (2014). Incident Response, 3rd ed. McGraw-Hill. ISBN: 978-007198686



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ECCU 521: Advanced Mobile Forensics and Security

Three Credit Hours


This course focuses on the intricacies of manual acquisition (physical vs. logical) and advanced analysis using reverse engineering to understand how popular Mobile OSs are hardened to defend against common attacks and exploits. Topics include: mobile forensic challenges and process, mobile hardware design and architectures, OS architecture, boot process, and file systems, threats and security, evidence acquisition and analysis, application reverse engineering, and mobile forensics reporting and expert testimony.

ECCU 517 Cyber Law

Three Credit Hours

This course focuses on the legal issues affected by on-line criminal conduct and electronic evidence and the legal ramifications of neglecting trademarks, copyrights, patents, and digital rights. Topics include: laws, regulations, and international standards; privacy laws governing law enforcement investigations in cyberspace; implications of cybercrimes upon the traditional notions of sovereignty; and current events that affect cyber laws. Prerequisite ECCU 505.


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