University of Illinois shaping curriculum to train digital sleuths

As the field of cybersecurity, which can include police officers, private investigators and government officials, is expected to grow in the coming years, a diverse team at the University of Illinois has begun to shape a curriculum to train future digital-forensics experts. At the university, faculty have been active in and have taught popular classes in computer security for some time. Computer science Professor Roy Campbell, who is overseeing the curriculum development, likened computer security to protecting a home from burglaries by installing alarms and practicing certain behavior, such as not letting the newspapers pile up while you’re on vacation. Digital forensics, he said, is the process followed when conducting an investigation after someone has broken into or robbed a home. You look for clues in digital devices…

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