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Essentials of Cyber Crime FSCT 7240

Forensic Investigation Course

Course details

This course introduces students to the field of Cyber Crime and develops core understanding of the intelligence and analysis challenges of working in the cyber environment. Topics include defining cybercrime, technology as a target, technology as an instrument, and evolving/emerging cyber crime threats. Students develop an understanding of the digital environment, hacker subculture, cyber stalking, data theft (identity, trade secrets, etc), phishing attacks, hate crimes, credit card account thefts, malicious software and various applications.

Prerequisite(s)

  • Admission to a Forensic credential program or permission of the Program Coordinator.

Credits

3.0

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Learning Outcomes

upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Understand technology-as-target.
  • Understand technology-as-instrument.
  • Discuss how cybercrime is on the rise.
  • Analyze distributed denial of service (DDoS).
  • Analyze criminal botnet operations.
  • Analyze carding crimes.
  • Analyze online mass-marketing fraud and ransomware.
  • Discuss organized crime and the internet.
  • Analyze online child sexual exploitation.
  • Understand darknets.
  • Explain cybercrime-as-a-service.
  • Examine malware targeting mobile platforms.
  • Discuss virtual currency schemes.
  • Investigate cyber-facilitated stock market manipulation.
  • Discuss cybercrime threats to industrial control systems.

Effective as of Fall 2015

Related Programs

Essentials of Cyber Crime (FSCT 7240) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Computing and Academic Studies

  1. Forensic Investigation (Crime and Intelligence Analysis Option)
    Bachelor of Technology Part-time

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