Mobile Forensics

Mobile forensics is a specialty subfield of digital forensics; the role can be defined as the acquisition, analysis, and evaluation of mobile devices — primarily smartphones and telecommunications devices. The continuous evolution of mobile device technology and telecommunication devices keeps mobile forensics in a state of constant awareness of the most groundbreaking technology and newest techniques in the mobile forensics world. To determine the relevance of evidence, mobile forensics teams use everything from computer forensics, coding, information technology, and forensically sound investigative techniques and methodologies.

  • Evaluate and analyze mobile to determine what evidence should be collected and how to properly record or duplicate the evidence for investigators
  • Perform digital analyses on mobile devices in field and laboratory settings
  • Recover information or data of use to law enforcement in partial or intact mobile devices
  • Document evidence and analyses conducted in reports
  • Knowledge of legal options for forensics techniques and acquisition as to avoid invalidating evidence in court
  • Knowledge of ISO/IEC standards
  • Testify in court as an expert witness

B.S. Computer Forensics
Common Courses: Networking Fundamentals, Mobile and Pervasive Technologies, IT Infrastructure, Introduction to Programming, Operating Systems Fundamentals and Administration, Systems Analysis, Database Management Systems, Network Administration, Systems Integration, Statistical Concepts

B.S. Cyber Security
Common Courses: Computer Forensics, Application Software Security, Introduction to Criminal Justice System, Introduction to Cyber Security, Network Security, Systems Software Security, Systems Analysis, Network Administration, IT Seminar, Living in a Technical World

B.S. Computer Science
Common Courses: Introduction to Problem Solving and Programming, Calculus, Engineering and Technology, Introduction to Engineering and Design, Introduction to Computer Science, Data Structures and Algorithms, Data Analysis, Design and Analysis of Algorithms, Computer Architecture and Organization, Discrete Mathematics, Introduction to Operating System, Software Engineering

M.S. Cyber Security
Common Courses: Foundations of Computer Science, Computer Architecture, Penetration Testing and Vulnerability Analysis, Biometrics, Information Systems Security Engineering and Management, Digital Forensics, Information Security and Privacy, Malware Analysis, Network Security, Applied Cryptography, Application Security, Design and Analysis of Algorithms, Computer Networking, Operating Systems

M.S. Digital Forensics
Common Courses: Scripting for Digital Forensics, The Practice of Digital Investigations, Mobile Device Analysis, Legal Principles of Digital Investigation, Digital Investigation and Litigation, Operating System Analysis, Digital Forensics and Encryption, Computer Forensics Laboratory Operation and Management