IMAGE SOURCE There are numerous college programs offering graduate degrees in criminal justice (CJ). Many are available online for the convenience of many who are in the process of advancing their education. There are online programs that full-time students can complete in as few as 18 months. Part-time students will take longer to complete the . . .
IMAGE SOURCE An ethical hacker (also known as a white hat hacker) is a security professional. Ethical hackers are adept at determining vulnerabilities and deficiencies in computer systems. These revelations will result in more secure measures to thwart a malicious hacker (or a black hat hacker). A white hat hacker experiments with techniques to see . . .
IMAGE SOURCE DegreeQuery has written about numerous topics related to law enforcement. These posts come under the banners of criminal justice, legal studies, forensics, criminology, fraud analysis, cyber security, information assurance, intelligence analysis, and more. There are links to some of these posts at the conclusion of this report. Therefore, it could any of a . . .
IMAGE SOURCE Job Description Both types of analyst are in the business of preventing crime. Crime analysts work with law enforcement professionals to help predict and prevent crimes. They study criminal patterns in an effort to predict the time, place, and day that a crime might occur. They use algorithms in computer databases that they . . .
What is a definition of Beneficial? The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines the word as: Producing good results or helpful effects: conferring benefits; receiving or entitling one to receive advantage, use, or benefit. The same dictionary defines benefit as something that produces good or helpful results or effects or that promotes well-being. The word originates from the Latin beneficius . . .
IMAGE SOURCE Security breaches are ubiquitous. A security breach occurs when an individual or an application illegitimately enters a private, confidential, or unauthorized logical IT perimeter. It is one of the earliest stages of a security attack by a malicious intruder, such as a hacker, cracker, or nefarious application. Security breaches happen when the security . . .
IMAGE SOURCE The Big Picture In 2015, Frost & Sullivan estimated that 1.5 million positions will be open and unfilled by 2020 and that women make up only 10 percent of the cyber workforce. Because demand is far outpacing supply in the cyber security sector and cyber attacks are not going away anytime in the foreseeable future, job security . . .
IMAGE SOURCE Is it Necessary? Is it worth the extra time and expense to advance your education to a master's degree? The answer depends on your career aspirations. No doubt, a graduate degree will open more doors and look more impressive on your resume. The degree can help you work in public service positions for . . .
IMAGE SOURCE What is Computer Forensics? Computer forensics is the application of investigation and analysis techniques to gather and preserve evidence from a particular computing device in a way that is suitable for presentation in a court of law. The goal of computer forensics is to perform a structured investigation while maintaining a documented chain . . .