(May 2014) A new course entitled "Electronic Discovery for Digital Forensics
Professionals" has recently been added to the curriculum and is taught by
adjunct professor Dr. Joseph Schwerha as an online class. The course
introduces experienced digital forensics students to legal and practical
issues regarding electronic discovery, including legal requirements,
technical solutions and practical aspects. More details can be found under
fall 2014 class schedules.
(March 7, 2014) Class schedules for summer/fall 2014, and spring 2015, are posted here under schedule.
(February 27, 2014) The first Cyber Security Conference @UCF will be held on Saturday, March 15, 2014 from 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM on the UCF campus. Speakers will include: a law professor from the University of Florida (on privacy issues), detective and digital forensics examiner from the Orange County Sheriff’s Office (law perspective on cyber crimes), a current UCF student's testimonial on a cyber-stalking incident, InfoSec consultants and UCF alumni (on mobile device security), detective of UCF PD (campus-wide cyber security), UCF computer science professor (malware detection and software vulnerability), and UCF's student cyber defense club (cyber defense demonstrations and tools). This event is free and open to the public, and will include continental breakfast (8 - 8:30 am) and free CDs of cyber security tools, see details and registration at http://msdf.ucf.edu/cybersecurity.
Congratulations to students who successfully completed their internship with the following sponsors:
• AccessData's Houston Office
• Guardian Digital Forensics (of Raleigh, North Carolina)
• The Cannon Group (of Fort Lauderdale)
• UCF Police Department
• United States Secret Service, Orlando Office
(May 2014) Congratulations to UCF's Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition Team, coached
by Dr. Thomas Nedorost, winning the 2014 Raytheon National Collegiate Cyber
Defense Competition held April 25-27 in San Antonio, Texas. More than 180
colleges and universities and 2,000 undergraduate and graduate students
participated in competitions that lead up to this year's national
championship, which brought together the winners of 10 regional competitions
held across the nation from February through early April, see more deatils
(April 2014) Congratulations to Mr. Douglas Elrick, a 2013 alumnus of the MSDF program, who authored a book "Forensic Examination of Windows-Supported File Systems" (392 pages), published in April 2014. The book provides in-depth coverage of how files are stored, what happens when they are deleted, and how to potentially recover them for Microsoft's FAT, NTFS and ExFAT file systems. Mr. Elrick has worked in the area of digital forensics for over twenty years, and is currently Director of Forensic Services with Digital Intelligence, Inc.
Dr. Cliff Zou received 2013 UCF-Teaching Incentive Program (UCF-TIP) Award.
Welcome Dr. Chien-Lung Hsu, Chairman-Elect of the Department of Information Management, Chang-Gung University of Taiwan, who is spending the sabbatical leave in 2012-13 with the MSDF program.
Congratulations to Dr. Michael Sigman on his new position as the Director of the National Center for Forensics Science.