The Bachelor of Science in Security and Forensics degree program at Meru University is designed to equip students with the knowledge and ability to secure computing systems and networks from malice or intrusions, such as viruses and hackers, as well as expose them to current and developing computer forensic technologies. Graduates of this program are particularly exposed to skills that help keep computer systems secure, reliable and robust.
The world has witnessed immense computer crimes in the recent past prompting immediate efforts to curb the vices through enhanced computer security techniques. This course offers skills to learners that will help in detecting, preventing, mitigating and dealing with computer criminals.
Students who pursue the Bachelor of Science in Security and Forensics degree program at Meru University will learn how to design and create computer systems to curb malicious users from causing damage to the system, and focus on studying the whole security life cycle covering the identification of risks and threats, testing of security measures and responses required if security measures fail. Through this programme, students will be equipped with in-depth knowledge in network security, systems hardening, the process of forensically gathering evidence and analysing captured data, as well as legal aspects of cyber security.
This course exposes students to core computer science areas like networking, programming, database management and operating systems as well as security and forensics areas like evidence handling, evidence analysis, pattern and audit trailing, security tools / techniques, human psychology and the criminal justice system.
Graduates of this program can become Digital security officers, Computer forensic investigators, Database analysts, Digital forensic analysts, Technology security specialists, Systems Administrators.