Thursday, November 12, 2009

Academic institutions - updated

I've updated the first post of this thread with everything we have so far (in something like alphabetical order). Thanks again to everyone who's contributed and please continue sending in details of anywhere not already listed.



Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Computer Forensics in the Geek Press – A Taxonomy

"So COFEE has finally been leaked onto the Internet. It was inevitable and it’s a wonder that it wasn’t released sooner, but nevertheless it marks a sad day for the Law Enforcement computer forensics community...So why the long face, as the horse said to the Easter Island monolith? It’s the lolz. It’s all about the lolz, and a decrease thereof. Every so often COFEE is mentioned on a geek-news site like The Register or Slashdot, and whenever this happens, the comments come alive with a thousand angry, confused, wounded monkeys, all in an uproar about the existence of this pernicious tool..."

More (Happy as a Monkey)

Friday, November 06, 2009

Academic institutions - who are we missing?

Hi everyone,

As many of you know I've recently made a start on building the new education section at Forensic Focus (hopefully bringing it online later this month) with the aim of listing every computer forensics university and college course worldwide.

I'd like to ask for your help in making sure I don't miss out any relevant institutions. The following is a list of the places currently on my master list - if you know of any place not listed below (and I'm sure there are many of them) I'd be grateful if you could either post a reply to this thread or email me with the details on admin @ If you're able to provide a contact email address for a member of the teaching staff that would be great too (obviously if you yourself are a member of staff please don't hesitate to get in touch!)

OK, here's what I have so far:


University of Bedfordshire
Birmingham City University (contact person details required)
University of Bradford
Coventry University
Cranfield University
De Montfort University (contact person details required)
University of Derby
University of East London (contact person details required)
Edinburgh Napier University
University of Glamorgan
University of Greenwich (contact person details required)
University of Huddersfield
Kingston University (contact person details required)
University of Central Lancashire
Leeds Metropolitan University
Lincolns College London (contact person details required)
Liverpool John Moores University (contact person details required)
London Metropolitan University
Middlesex University
Northumbria University
The Open University
University of Portsmouth
Royal Holloway, University of London
Staffordshire University
University of Strathclyde
University of Sunderland
Teesside University (contact person details required)
University of the West of England
University of Westminster


University College Dublin
Dublin City University
Waterford Institute of Technology

US & Canada

Anne Arundel Community College
BCIT Centre for Forensics and Security Technology Studies
Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
Butler County Community College
California State University, Fullerton
Champlain College
DeVry University (contact person details required)
Edmonds Community College
University of Central Florida (contact person details required)
The George Washington University
Highline Community College (contact person details required)
Johns Hopkins University
John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Kaplan University - Hagerstown Campus (contact person details required)
Kennesaw State University
College of Lake County
Missouri Southern State University
Central Piedmont Community College
Pittsburgh Technical Institute
Purdue University Cyber Forensics Lab
University of Rhode Island (USA)
Rich Mountain Community College
Sam Houston State University
Stark State College of Technology
Stevenson University (contact person details required)
University of Texas at San Antonio
Tompkins Cortland Community College (contact person details required)
Walsh College
Washtenaw Community College (contact person details required)
Wilmington University (contact person details required)


University of Cape Town (UCT)
University of Madras
University of Milan
Asian School of Cyber Laws (contact person details required)

If you can help by adding to this list or providing contact details I'd be very grateful - many thanks in advance!

Kind regards,


Thursday, November 05, 2009

Academic contacts - can you help?

I'm in the middle of compiling the new education section for the site and am trying to contact as many academic institutions as possible. However, I'm having some difficulty contacting staff members at the following universities and colleges:


Birmingham City University
De Montfort University
University of Greenwich
University of East London
Leeds Metropolitan University
Lincolns College London
Royal Holloway, University of London
Kingston University
Liverpool John Moores University
Teesside University


Waterford Institute of Technology
Dublin City University


University of Central Florida
DeVry University
Highline Community College
Kaplan University - Hagerstown Campus
Stevenson University
Tompkins Cortland Community College
Walsh College
Washtenaw Community College
Wilmington University


University of Milan


University of Madras

If you have an email address for a member of the computer forensics teaching staff - preferably the course leader - at any of the above I'd be grateful if you could mail me with it (if you're comfortable doing so) or alternatively ask the staff member to contact me directly on admin @ if you think they might want their institution to appear in the new section (there's no fee for inclusion, I just want to make sure the details are accurate.)

Many thanks in advance!