Cybersecurity Digital Forensics, AAS

  • Cyber Security Digital Forensics

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    Program Overview

    The degree program in Cybersecurity Digital Forensics at BCCC emphasizes content to perform forensic investigations, incident handling, and conduct incident investigations. Students will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to execute forensic investigations of networks, hosts, and mobile devices. This includes using standard computer forensics and evidence handling techniques to collect, process, review, analyze and produce electronic evidence. Successful completion of the courses in this certificate prepares a student for the Cyber Incident Responder exam sponsored by the Defense Cyber Crime Center (DC3), National Centers of Digital Forensics Academic Excellence (CDFAE) program. Students also have the option to complete exam preparations, leading to a variety of related certifications.

    NSA-CAE in Cyber Defense, CAE-CD

    Centers of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity Community
    The Cyber Security and Assurance Program of Study (PoS) has been approved by the National Security Agency (NSA) and designated as a Center of Academic Excellence (CAE) in Cyber Defense, CAE-CD. For more information, contact Dr. Denise Holland, BCCC's NSA-CAE point of contact (POC), at
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Career Options

  • The rise in cyber-crimes has outpaced the knowledge base needed to provide required counter measures, and a growing need exists for cyber security careers in this geographic region. Much of the demand is fueled by the growing information technology (IT) industry, which is particularly strong in Maryland, D.C., and Virginia because of the large federal infrastructure including intelligence and the U.S. Department of Defense agencies and related contractors. In fact, Maryland is the national epicenter of federal cyber security activities and is home to:
    • The National Security Agency
    • The Intelligent Advanced Research Projects Activity
    • The National Institute of Standards
    • Defense Information Systems Agency Headquarters
    • U.S. Cyber Command headquarters
    • Department of Defense expansion of the intelligence and communications responsibilities at Fort Meade and at Aberdeen Proving Ground through the BRAC initiatives

Job Description

  • Jobs opportunities that are available to students who complete the program are:
    • Computer Forensics Analyst
    • Computer Network Defense (CND)
    • Forensics Analyst
    • Digital Computer Forensics Analyst
    • Cyber Security Associate

Cybersecurity Advisory Board

  • Cyber Security and Assurance and Cybersecurity Digital Forensics Advisory Board members meet at least annually. Members serving on the Board include representatives from Academia; Cybersecurity Private Businesses; Government Contractors; and BCCC faculty, leadership, and students. The Advisory Board provides exceptional support for the Cybersecurity programs, faculty, students career opportunities, and more. The advisory board reviews and  makes recommendations to cyber degree and certificate programs to ensure the BCCC’s cybersecurity courses meet the demanding needs of the cybersecurity public and private sectors. Additionally, Advisory Board members communicate career, internship, and scholarship opportunities for BCCC students. Dr. Denise Holland chairs the Cybersecurity Advisory Board.

Program Faculty

  • Dr. Denise Holland 
    Associate Professor & Program Coordinator
    BCCC's NSA-CAE point of contact (POC)
    Liberty Campus, Life Sciences Building, Room 320
    410-462-8540 (office)

    Neal Helton
    Assistant Professor of Cyber Security
    Liberty Campus, Life Sciences Building, Room 322

Skills Needed

  • The Cyber Security and Assurance professional must have the analytical and detail-oriented skills for a wide range of businesses necessary for computer security analysis, assessments, monitoring, and more.

EC-Council Partner

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