Cybercrime Minor

Cybercrime Minor

Description. Criminals have utilized the Internet and digital technologies to attack, humiliate, bully, harass, offend, threaten, steal from, and otherwise harm victims and exploit and damage computers and other technological devices. The crimes that target digital devices and/or are committed via the Internet, computers, and related technology are known as cybercrimes. The Cybercrime minor provides students with information on the evolution of cybercrime, theories of cybercrime, cybercrime applications, best practices in conducting private and public cybercrime investigations, obstacles faced in international investigations, and the ways to overcome barriers to international investigations and enforcement of cybercrime laws. Security managers, security operators, emergency management professionals, intelligence agents, private investigators, lawyers, compliance officers, and many other professionals need to be familiar with cybercrime perpetrated via the Internet, computers, and related technologies and the ways in which to deal with and control cybercrime in order to maintain currency in the field and be a more marketable employee in the workforce. The required sequence of courses in the minor examines cybercrime through the lens of social science. This minor is for anyone who wants to learn about cybercrime laws, policies, measures, and investigations. Anyone interested in learning about cybercrime, cybervictims, cyberoffenders, the causes of cybercrime, and national and international responses to cybercrime, should also take this minor.

Minor coordinator. Professor Marie-Helen Maras, Department of Security, Fire, and Emergency Management (212-621-4168,

Requirements. The minor requires the completion of all six courses (18 credits). A maximum of two courses can overlap with a student's major, other minors or programs.

REQUIRED COURSES                                              Subtotal: 18 credits

SEC 107 Introduction to Cybercrime: Theories and Applications
SEC 213 Cyberlaw and Cyberliberties
SEC 217 Cybercrime Investigations
SEC 307 Cyberpredators
SEC 313 Cybervice
SEC 317 Cyberfraud and Identity Theft

                                                                                                                                      Total Credit Hours: 18
                                                                                                                                                                                         Last Updated: 7/2/2018