Cybercrime Investigation & Cybersecurity Graduate Certificate

Cybercrime and information security are growing transnational phenomena. Recently, severe security breaches, ID thefts, digital frauds, online drug-trafficking, and online dating violence have raised public concerns that technology facilitates cybercrime and victimization.

Driven by the need to ensure the security of very sensitive data in today’s government organizations and business enterprises, the demand for cybersecurity experts (network security analysts and cybersecurity investigators) has increased by 74 percent during the six years from 2007 to 2013 (according to labor market consultants Burning Glass Technologies).

Ideal for law enforcement officers, computer science-related personnel, and others who wish to enhance their expertise in cybercrime investigation and cybersecurity techniques, the graduate certificate program in Cybercrime Investigation & Cybersecurity (CIC) offers an interdisciplinary approach that combines criminal justice and cybersecurity. Taught by faculty from the Boston University Metropolitan College departments of Applied Social Sciences and Computer Science, the curriculum ensures that students develop competency and practical knowledge, enabling them to work with various issues related to cybercrime. By participating in the program, students will gain insight into cyber-criminology and the legal practices, practical digital investigative knowledge, and policies related to cybersecurity risk assessment. In addition, students who successfully complete the certificate program are eligible to take the forensic examiner exams.

Students who complete the Graduate Certificate in Cybercrime Investigation & Cybersecurity will be able to demonstrate:

  • Insight into cyber-criminology and legal practices.
  • Practical digital investigative knowledge.
  • An understanding of the policies related to cybersecurity risk assessment.

Graduate Certificate in Cybercrime Investigation & Cybersecurity Program Options

Available on campus and in the following format:

View all graduate-level Cybersecurity courses or Criminal Justice courses.