INTRODUCTION TO CYBER CRIMES
Traditionally, crime has taken place in the physical world. Since the dawn of the internet, criminal activities on the web have been continually increasing. Crime is no longer restricted to a town, city, state or even country because internet crime transcends all different types of jurisdictions. In this course, students will learn the types of crimes that occur online, as well as receiving an overview of how these crimes are conducted. Since this course focuses on computing technologies, students will be given the basic necessities needed to understand the technologies they will be utilizing throughout this course, as well as future courses. Students will learn safe computing practices and how to gather the necessary data to help track down criminals on the web. Topics covered will include introduction to various technology topics, distributed denial of service attacks, ecommerce fraud, counterfeiting, 0-day exploits, discussion on various cyber criminals and nation state threats, etc. Lastly, students will learn about the different organizations, both public and private, and the various policies and laws that are intended to counter the increase in cybercrime.