HSM 230 - Cyber Crime: Identity Theft and Internet Vulnerabilities

3 credits (PREREQUISITE: CJS/HSM 130 OR DEPARTMENTAL PERMISSION)

This course will introduce and discuss the fastest growing crime-theft of a person’s identity, the techniques and various ways criminals use to steal personal information. Prevention and ways to protect one’s identity will be discussed. This course will also focus on the theories and techniques for tracking attackers across the Internet and gaining forensic information from computer systems. This course includes case studies of Internet-based computer crimes and addresses limits of forensic techniques. Cross-referenced with CJS 230. (Sp)