Cyber security expert visits computer forensics class

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Cyber security expert visits computer forensics class

Published: April 13, 2013.

Cyber Security expert Amy Maskiewicz recently shared insights on her career in digital forensics with a Lewis University Computer Forensics class taught by Dr. Faisal Abdullah, interim chair and associate professor of Management Information Systems.

The Lewis University alumna discussed the role of digital evidence to investigate internal cybercrime cases such as data theft, mishandling of data leading to compliance issues, corporate espionage, misappropriation of funds and employee misconduct. Various tools and techniques used for corporate incident investigations were discussed in the presentation. Speaking from her experiences, Maskiewicz discussed various career paths in the corporate digital forensics field.

ďAmyís presentation helped the students to understand the career opportunities in the field of corporate forensics. Most people assume that computer forensics involves only law enforcement agencies. However, most cases involving internal investigations of employees are not even reported to law enforcement agencies and are investigated by an internal team of computer forensic examiners. There is a growing demand in organizations for internal investigators like Amy, to uncover the facts in an electronic crime and hold the responsible employees accountableĒ said Abdullah. The Management Information Systems Department at Lewis University recognizes these trends and has been offering courses in computer forensics, mobile phone forensics and Mac forensics.

Maskiewicz currently works in the private sector on an internal cyber forensics team. Her work experience includes service as an officer with the Chicago Police Department and a computer forensics investigator in the Regional Forensic Computer Lab at Chicago. During her career in the RFCL, Maskiewicz has conducted many computer forensic examinations.

The event was organized as a part of the Information Systems Speaker Series initiative at Lewis Universityís College of Business. The College of Business offers a bachelorís degree in Computer Information Systems and a bachelorís degree in Information Security and Risk Management. Courses in the Computer Information Systems and Information Security majors are hands-on and focus on providing skills that are in high demand. Students have the option to complete their coursework, assignments and projects online using the redesigned VMware CloudLab. Scholarships, internships, job opportunities, alumni news and news articles are posted regularly on MIS Departmentís Facebook page.

Lewis University is a Catholic university offering distinctive undergraduate and graduate programs to more than 6,500 traditional and adult students. Lewis offers multiple campus locations, online degree programs, and a variety of formats that provide accessibility and convenience to a growing student population. Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis prepares intellectually engaged, ethically grounded, globally connected, and socially responsible graduates. The seventh largest private not-for-profit university in Illinois, Lewis has been nationally recognized by The Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report.

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