About D4CS

About D4CS

D4CS Program Director: Professor Douglas Salane

Who We Are
  • D4CS faculty are full-time professors who are computer scientists, legal scholars and/or social scientists with a supporting cast of adjuncts who are working professionals.
  • We are a small, selective program with a mix of mid-career professionals and recent graduates who attend both full and part time. Our students are from New York and beyond with most working in IT or other fields, all dedicated to beginning a career in digital forensics and cybersecurity.
  • All courses are offered on-campus, typically on Monday through Thursday evenings to accommodate working students.
  • Small classes enable students to build strong ties with each other and faculty.
  • Students often work with faculty on research projects.
  • Courses move from theory to practice with hands on lab work.
  • Internships and cooperative education are key elements of the program.

 

Who We Seek
  • Computer science graduates who are interested in combining the study of forensic computer science with criminal justice
  • Public and private sector practitioners who wish to upgrade their expertise by studying the science beneath the tools they use in their work (up to six equivalency credits are available to practitioners)
  • Law enforcement personnel and veterans who seek to move into cyber investigations and digital forensics
  • Experienced information technology specialists or those from related fields who wish to make a career shift

 

What Our Graduates Do

Equipped with their multi-faceted education in forensics, computer science, law and criminal justice, our versatile graduates pursue a variety of career paths in digital forensics, cybersecurity and information assurance, such as:

  • Cyber investigators
  • Special agents with federal agencies
  • Digital forensic analysts
  • eDiscovery specialists
  • Lab managers
  • Educators
  • Information security (INFOSEC) specialists
  • Cyber incident analyst responders
  • Cybersecurity analysts
  • Computer security
  • Network security analysts
  • Information assurance consultants
  • Forensic computing product researchers and developers
  • Doctoral students in related fields