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Digital Forensics

What is digital forensics?

BYU's Cybersecurity Program offers a complete curriculum encompassing Digital Forensics. These courses cover the three basic principles of Cybersecurity: Prepare, Defend and Act. Digital forensics involves the investigation of computer-related crimes with the goal of obtaining evidence to be presented in a court of law. All emphasis courses are available to Computer Science, Information Systems and other engineering students who have completed the necessary pre-requisites.

Key Topics

  • Digital forensics
  • e-Discovery
  • Malware analysis
  • Incident response


IT & Cybersecurity

  • IT&C 492R - Special Problems in Information Technology & Cybersecurity

    Individual study in current topics of information technology and/or cybersecurity. Learn more here.

  • IT&C 515R - Special Topics in Information Technology & Cybersecurity

    New topics in information technology for graduate and undergraduate students. Standard lecture and lab format. Learn more here.

  • IT&C 529 - Advanced Networking

    Analyzing, selecting, configuring, monitoring, and managing of computer network equipment. SNMP-based monitoring and control in process of fault isolation and root cause analysis. Learn more here.

  • IT&C 544 - System Administration

    Systems and network administration. User management. Server and workstation deployment and maintenance. Network Security. Infrastructure. Systems and infrastructure support. Cross-platform systems integration. Update and patch management. Mobile workforce services. Learn more here.

  • IT&C 566 - Digital Forensics

    Fundamentals of digital forensics, legal issues, evidence, chain of custody, media analysis, incident response, corporate forensics, and network forensics. Learn more here.

Information Systems

  • IS 565 - Digital Forensics for Organizations

    Digital forensics from an organizational perspective, covering the three functions of digital forensics performed by businesses: employee abuse investigations, incident response, and electronic discovery. Learn more here.

Related Clubs

IT Sec

The BYU Cybersecurity Students Academic Association (ITSec) is an official student club that provides a relaxed and fun way for cybersecurity enthusiasts to learn and socialize. The club is open to all years; experience is not a concern.

BYU Network Engineering Club

Inspire minds to connect with the World in a computational era by continually learning and adopting new technologies related to communications. Develop skills and understanding with core networking concepts and automation.