The Cyber-Threat Forensic Investigator (CTFI): provides students the essential domain knowledge required to serve in decision-making roles throughout the cyber-security industry. Students will learn how to analyze cyber-security risks, develop appropriate protection & response options, and assess operational requirements for government, military, critical infrastructure, retail and commercial missions. Upon completing the board certification, students will possess advanced knowledge of the strategy, policy, investigation, intelligence, prosecution and analytic aspects of cyber-security, enabling them to fill critical roles in operational cyber-security investigative missions supporting both retail and governmental entities.

“To Catch A Thief It Takes A Thief, To Catch A Hacker It Takes A Hacker.”

National Cyber Security Corporation has found that cyber-security work involves more than traditional IT skills. Cyber security work also includes the identification, investigation, prosecution, root cause analysis, trends and intelligence / counterintelligence methodologies to understand how perpetrators think, act and carry out their attacks. By becoming a CTFI you will possess a wide array of technical IT skills as well as advanced investigative, intelligence, counterintelligence, prosecution and analytical capabilities.

Students will be able to:

  • Discuss in depth the origins, nature, and current issues in cyber-security and its related activities using precise terminology
  • Apply a range of cyber intelligence and investigative concepts to mitigate risks in cyber-security operations and prosecute instances of attacks
  • Develop and apply decision frameworks using the guidelines of cyber-security, investigations ethics, law, and strategy
  • Design strategies for development of an effective cyber-security, intelligence, and investigation workforce
  • Analyze technical and operational requirements for future cyber-security & investigation systems
  • Compare and contrast international cyber-security and investigation policies, strategies, and capabilities
  • Identify the missions, authorities, and responsibilities of key cyber-security organizations within the international community
  • Apply the theory of cyber deterrence in developing future cyber-security strategies and policies
  • Analyze and apply lessons from prominent international cyber-security case studies, investigations and prosecutions

Course Curriculum

Welcome to the CTFI Board Certification Program