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Indiana State University's major in Cybercriminology and Security Studies with a concentration in Cybercrime is a one of a kind degree amongst so many cybersecurity degrees. The degree prepares students not only in Criminology but also digital forensics, security and risk and behavioral analysis. Students will get a cybersecurity education that is like no other such that they will learn not only law enforcement but learn digital forensics with tools used by professionals today and prepare them for security certifications.

Students receive an all-inclusive education in cybersecurity that prepares them for a career in law enforcement, criminal justice, criminology and as well as private, public, or government. With a cutting-edge cyberlab and industry leading digital forensics software, the cybersecurity program in the School of Criminology and Security Studies highlights hands-on learning with real world tools and certification preparation used by professionals in the field.

Cybercriminology and Security Studies Cybercrime Highlights

  • Career Knowledge - Emphasize technical, behavioral, and theoretical sides of cybersecurity for careers in law enforcement, public and private businesses, and government
  • Certification Preparation - Students get the knowledge needed to pass industry leading certifications such CompTIA A+, Net+, Security+, SSCP/CISSP, and FAIR.
  • Digital Forensics Software - Magnet Axiom Cyber and Paraben E:3 Universal are industry leaders used by many professionals in addition to other software such as AccessData FTK Lite and Autopsy
  • Hands-on Learning - Real-world expertise with hands on labs and projects
  • Experienced Faculty - Award winning faculty with industry experience
  • Flexibility-  Program offers not only fully online and on-campus classes but a hybrid as well

Cyber/Intel Lab

The Indiana State University, School of Criminology and Security Studies new Cyber/Intel Laboratory is used by instructors for teaching in a hands-on approach to help students learn digital forensics, cybersecurity, intelligence and behavioral analysis using the latest tools and technologies. The Cyber/Intel lab is a closed lab with limited access for faculty and is a single Internet connection separated from the university’s main networks. The Cyber/Intel Lab is located in Holmstedt Hall Room 016. For more information see the Cyberlab.

Areas of Study

  • Hardware and Software
  • Networking
  • Security and Risk
  • Digital Forensics including Computer, Mobile, and Network
  • Computer Security
  • Information Security Common Body of Knowledge
  • Cybersecurity Common Body of Knowledge
  • Cybercrime and Criminal Justice
  • Social Engineering
  • Cyber Defense

A complete list of requirements and course descriptions is provided in the Cybercriminology Requirements

Security Certifications

A major feature of ISU's cybersecurity program is it prepares students for industry recognized cybersecurity certifications and designations that are also DoD Approved 8570 Baseline Certifications including the Systems Security Certified Practitioner and Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) exam from ISC2. For more information about Cybersecurity Certifications and the courses where they are offered, see Cybersecurity Certification.

Cybersecurity Spring 2021 Virtual Conference

The first annual cybersecurity conference hosted by Indiana State University School of Criminology and Security Studies will take place on Wednesday March 3 from 9-12 via Zoom. This years inaugural cybersecurity conference welcomes Tarah Melton from Magnet Forensics, Amber Schroader, CEO of Paraben, and Al Carrol from Techpoint.

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