Digital Forensics & Incident Response - Main Campus
Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity
The Digital Forensics major prepares you with the skills you need to identify evidence of cybercriminals. Forensic detectives retrieve and analyze data from hard drives, networks and wireless devices such as smartphones to investigate cases involving theft, security breaches, fraud, and sexual harassment for law enforcement agencies and private firms. There's a victim in every crime, even online crime, and if you're interested in helping people who've been victimized then this is the program for you.
Hands-On Learning Through Virtual Lab Environment:
Students in this specialization will have access to state-of-the-art technology used by law enforcement and federal investigators, including EnCase®, Blacklight® and industry recognized software, through Bay Path’s secure virtual lab environment.
Developing Tomorrow’s Leaders:
- Have the opportunity to participate in work-study programs and internships at a variety of organizations
- Prepare to obtain Professional vendor specific certification(s) and become a Digital Forensic Examiner in a wide variety of government agencies and businesses
- Prepare to practice computer forensics, incident response, eDiscovery, legal review, IP theft and compliance auditing
I can’t tell you how much I love this field. Certainly, you have to be comfortable with computers—both the hardware and the software—but I am in the forefront of a new era of crime. People don’t realize how the nature of crime has changed, and so much of it is internet based. Every police force, business or organization now has to pay attention to a new criminal: one that’s using a computer to go after our identity, hack, or plant malicious software. A number of things.” - Jessee, Digital Forensics & Incident Response Major