Computer and Network Forensics: A Master's Level Curriculum
Over the past five years, the CERT Forensics Team has been actively involved in real-world events and investigations as well as conducting applied research, developing guides and tools, and teaching. They came to realize that there was no academic institution that offered the education necessary for forensic analysts, network and system administrators, and law enforcement to address the forensic challenges they face when investigating sophisticated and constantly changing security incidents.
In this podcast, Kris Rush, a member of the CERT Forensics Team, discusses a new forensics and incident response track that is being offered through Carnegie Mellon’s Information Networking Institute as part of the Master of Science in Information Networking degree program. The five-course curriculum combines foundational concepts with actual forensics investigations. Students walk out the door with practical experience and concrete skills that they can apply immediately.