Cybersecurity in the Digital Age
Universal threats to data security have never been so extreme, and with the world at our fingertips, our personal, professional, and governmental information is constantly at risk of being breached.
Felician University has partnered with Cellebrite to offer a leading Cybersecurity certificate program, empowering you to develop new and much-needed skill sets.
Discover how to conduct investigative efforts into cybercrimes by analyzing mobile devices with the use of leading technology and learn how to collect evidence that can be used in a court of law to prosecute criminals.
Cellebrite offers the most complete, industry-proven range of Digital Intelligence solutions for the extraction, decoding, analysis, and collaboration of digital data.
• 100% Online
Take these courses to conveniently advance your career during the upcoming semester.
• Expert Technology
Learn how to work with Cellebrite’s digital intelligence platform used by law enforcement, the military, and businesses.
The Felician Way.
“In a world dominated by the rapid increase of technology, our lives are intertwined with mobile devices and the projected increase for jobs in this area is astronomical.”
Dr. Deirdre Christofalo
Dean for the School of Business and the Center for Innovation and Professional Studies
EMPLOYMENT FOR INFORMATION SECURITY ANALYSTS IS EXPECTED TO GROW BY 28%.
Why Cybersecurity at Felician University?
Learning Mobile Forensics at Felician University gives you a unique advantage. You’ll have the opportunity to learn from people who are pioneering the world’s efforts toward a safer digital world. With the knowledge and skills accrued in these two courses, you’ll be able to:
• Analyze data collected from mobile devices with Cellebrite’s UFED Physical Analyzer.
• Earn the industry-recognized Cellebrite Certified Operator (CCO) Certification and/or the Cellebrite Certified Physical Analysis (CCPA) Certification.
• Apply these two courses toward a degree from Felician.
With these fully online courses, you can find out how to enter the world of mobile forensics and advance your career The Felician Way.
Our innovative curriculum is designed to prepare you for career advancement by equipping you with the skills and knowledge needed to investigate cybercrimes. By the end of these courses, you’ll have gained eligibility to earn three professional certifications. Explore the course descriptions below.
CSEC-225: Principles of Information Assurance and Security (3 credits)
An introduction to the various technical and administrative aspects of Information Assurance and Security. The course covers the basic notions of confidentiality, integrity, availability, authentication models, protection models, security kernels, secure programming, audit, intrusion detection and response, operational and physical security issues, personnel security, policy formation and enforcement, access controls, information flow, legal and social issues, identification and authentication in local and distributed systems, classification and trust modeling, and risk assessment. Prerequisite: Workable proficiency of MS-Excel.
CSEC-315: Digital Forensics and Investigation (3 credits)
Introduces students to the techniques and tools of computer forensic investigations. Students will receive step-by-step explanations on how to use the most popular forensic tools. The course maps to the objectives of the International Association of Computer Investigative Specialists (IACIS) certification to provide credible, standards-based information. Topics include coverage of the latest technology including PDAs, cell phones, and flash drives. Many hands-on activities are included, which will allow students to practice skills as they learn.
CSEC-365: Cryptography Technology (4 credits)
Cryptography is the science of protecting information. In addition to encryption for protecting information against unintentional disclosures, cryptology also addresses protections such as: proving identity of origin through authentication, integrity of content through checksums and digital signatures, protocols to secure distributed computations, secret sharing, electronic payments, watermarking or fingerprinting of information, electronic gambling. The course covers the various kinds of protections that can be given to information and the variety of tools that can be used to provide these services. In addition, applications to real systems will be addressed, using examples from electronic commerce systems, the World Wide Web, and distributed file systems.
CSEC-425: Managing Information Security in Information Systems (3 credits)
Management of Information Security is designed for information systems users in businesses who want to learn the management aspects of information security. This course takes a “view from the top” and presents exactly what future managers need to know about information security.
Introduction to Mobile Forensics (2 credits)
Introduction to Mobile Forensics is an entry level course designed to introduce students to the identification of mobile device hardware and the general forensics process. Students will learn how the four phases of the forensics process are related and how to handle devices following best practices. Students will learn how investigators and CSI staff tasked with identifying and seizing mobile devices for data acquisition conduct investigations.
Students will extract data in a forensically sound manner using UFED Touch or UFED 4PC. This course aims to expose students to how data extraction team members such as technically savvy investigators, digital forensic examiners, IT staff, internal affairs investigators, first responders, and others handle and perform the extraction of digital evidence on a variety of devices. Participants in this course will gain a basic understanding of how to open the extractions in the Physical Analyzer software, conduct basic searches, and create bookmarks and reports. As part of the course, students will be given the ability to earn an industry-recognized Cellebrite Certified Operator (CCO) Certification.
Mobile Forensic Data Analysis (2 credits)
Mobile Forensic Data Analysis is an advanced level course designed to assist individuals in enhancing their skills in the analysis of data obtained from mobile devices. Students will learn techniques used by technically savvy investigators, digital evidence analysts, and forensic practitioners that regularly examine mobile data. As this course focuses on the analysis and advanced search techniques using UFED Physical Analyzer, participants will not be conducting extractions from devices in this course.
UFED Physical Analyzer software will be used extensively to explore recovered data that was previously deleted, database contents, advanced search and analysis techniques, verification and validation, and reporting. As part of the course, students will be given the ability to earn an industry-recognized Cellebrite Certified Physical Analysis (CCPA) Certification.
CRIM 340 Cyber Crime (3 credits)
Cyber Crime refers to a wide variety of crimes committed with computer technology. This course provides an introduction to the nature of computer data and how it relates to a computer’s hardware and software components. It discusses the Internet, which is one of the most common uses for computers today, as well as specific crimes that can be committed online. Those crimes include: online auction fraud, online retail fraud, cyber theft, cyber stalking, hackers, and pirating property. Finally, there is a discussion of ways to fight cybercrime, jurisdictional challenges, federal law enforcement efforts, and private efforts to combat cybercrime.
Career Advancement & Opportunities
These Cybersecurity and Mobile Forensics courses will empower you to advance your career by equipping you with the skills and knowledge needed to conduct objective investigations in today’s digital world.
• Gain hands-on experience in analyzing data
• Take advantage of the 28% projected job increase for information security analysts
• Network with Cellebrite professionals
• Enhance your marketability with various industry-recognized certifications
Network with our top employers:
• FBI- Newark
• Social Security Administration
• United States Secret Service
• New Jersey State Troopers
• Rutherford Police Department
• Wallington Police Department
• Secaucus Police Department
Felician students consistently report that they have excelled in their careers and managed to secure meaningful and rewarding jobs. Discover how The Felician Way of career advancement can help you excel in your life and in the workplace.