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Cyber Security

From mission-critical business systems to e-commerce and the internet, IT is not only an industry in its own right, it’s a fundamental building block of all other industries. AIU® offers an industry-current BIT program with an in-depth specialization in Digital Investigations that’s designed for interested in combating the growing threat of web-based crime. Areas covered include examining techniques for collection, preservation, analysis and reporting of digital network evidence. Students will gain practical and real-world knowledge and experience in identifying cyber security threats, understanding cyber security systems and understanding digital laws and their enforcement. This cyber security degree program combines practical experience and industry-current knowledge to deliver a relevant and meaningful preparation for a career as a digital crime professional.

 

Focus on Your Specific Area of Interest

By studying key topics in Digital Investigations to complete the upper division’s core specialization requirements, you have an opportunity to acquire fundamental understanding of digital and network investigations as you pursue your interest in opportunities involving the detection and prevention of computer crime.

Relevant Institutional/Programmatic Accreditation
 
American InterContinental University is institutionally accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.

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  • Next Start Date

    October 5th, 2015

  • Total Credits

    180

  • Specialization Credits

    45

  • Program Length

    36 MONTHS

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  • The Bachelor of Information Technology degree is designed to provide students with a broad base of knowledge in core computer technologies including operating systems, databases, networks, programming and security. Students who complete the BIT with a specialization in Digital Investigations will study how to:

     

    • Summarize details of essential computer concepts.
    • Use an operating system interface to access, add, troubleshoot and configure hardware and manage files.
    • Implement a relational database management system utilizing the concepts of database design and data modeling.
    • Develop business applications using programming languages, tools and software development methodologies.
    • Collect and evaluate digital crime evidence while maintaining evidence integrity and usefulness by following proper procedures.
    • Maintain and secure digital network devices and programs.
    • Identify and analyze potential technical misbehavior or problems.
    • Effectively report on and detail such issues using proper procedures and technical verbiage.
    • Collect electronic evidence of digital crime while maintaining evidence integrity and usefulness by using proper procedure.
    • Analyze and evaluate current and potential laws regulating and relevant to digital crime.

    Understand industry expectations of professionalism and corporate conduct in digital crime investigation. 

    Relevant Institutional/Programmatic Accreditation
     
    American InterContinental University® is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. To contact the Higher Learning Commission please visit www.hlcommission.org.

    • In this specialized curriculum, you can get an overview of cybercrime and immerse yourself in concepts and systems involved in digital investigations, including digital investigation techniques for applications running network operating systems.

      SPECIALIZATION COURSES

      • Project Management and Teams
      • Applications of Discrete Mathematics and Statistics in IT
      • System Architecture and Integration
      • Introduction to Cyber Crime and Digital Investigations
      • Digital Investigations I
      • Digital Investigations II
      • Principles in Electronic Discovery
      • Network Investigations
      • Global Investigations
      • Program Capstone in IT

      Click here to download the AIU catalog for more information and a full list of courses for this degree.

    • In the digital investigation specialization, students will gain real-world experience and relevant knowledge by learning from industry specialists with extensive experience in this area. Students will become familiar the procedures, technology and terminology at use during digital investigations, and will understand how to communicate their own findings in this format.

      Students will learn the professional and ethical expectations of conducting effective digital investigations, as well as the expectations for pursuing a career in the field. Finally, students will engage in the process themselves, putting their experience to work and actually engaging in the field itself, in order to make them ready for hire in this exciting field after graduation.

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