Digital Forensics is an emerging science and the demand for expertise is in excess. To convict criminals and recover stolen assets, companies are finding that digital evidence retrieved from these acts are becoming more relevant. However, digital evidence is easily damaged and must be collected and examined in a methodical and precise manner. Employers are now looking for individuals with training and experience in the field of Digital Forensics. Marshall's University's Digtial Forensics program can provide an individual with credibility in the techniques of acquiring and examining digital evidence in a germane manner that meets the standards and Best Practices recommended by ASCLD/LAB and SWGDE.
The Digital Forensics program is a combined effort between the Forensic Science Center, Integrated Science & Technology, and the College of Information Technology and Engineering to achieve the following objectives:
Business executives, managers, accountants, computer auditors, lawyers, government officials, law enforcement agents IT strategists, intellectual property developers/providers, computer security professionals, system administrators, researchers, and developers in information security, e-commerce security, and digital evidence areas.
The Forensic Science Center has recently completed a 4000 ft2 facility to house the Digital Forensics Program. This addition includes a computer laboratory, two classrooms and office space. The computer laboratory is to perform forensic examinations and conduct research in the field of computer forensics. One classroom is equipped with 24 workstations that can be specifically configured for the class being taught in the room. The second classroom accommodates 24 laptop stations with network connections. Both classrooms have distance education capabilities, plasma screens, “smart boards” and various multimedia devices. The partition separating the classrooms can be opened to accommodate 48 individuals when needed.
Marshall University Forensic Science Center Digital Forensics Laboratory received federal funds from the National Institute of Justice to provide technical assistance, training, and evaluation for the local criminal Justice community engaged in digital forensic activities. The project is funded under support of NIJ cooperative agreement 2009-IJ-CX-K011.
Reprint of Marshall Magazine Spring 2012 Issue used by permission.
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