ITM6700EN - Information Security Audit & Digital Forensics

Course description

Students explore the foundations of information security audit and digital forensics while applying common theories with modern technologies and principles. Topics for this course include: security structures and control, security policies and models, attacking methods and security, security and digital forensics theories, legal and ethical issues related to computer security, corporate and government securities, and IT auditing.

How this course benefits students

According to Bureau of Labor Statistics, “Employment of information security analysts is projected to grow 18 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations. Demand for information security analysts is expected to be very high, as these analysts will be needed to create innovative solutions to prevent hackers from stealing critical information or causing problems for computer networks. According to Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2016). Students who pursue a career/volunteer opportunity will have the basic skills and knowledge necessary to enter into the information security field.

Why this course is important

Information security audit and digital forensics are necessary skills today with the higher risks of attacks and large amounts of information and money lost daily. Students will learn information security and digital security skills, which allow them to help others and organizations, churches, communities local and worldwide overcome great losses while guided by God’s path.

Credit hours
3 hours
Subject area
Information Technology Management
Educational level
Learning type
Upcoming terms
* Schedule subject to change. Please contact the Registrar's office with schedule questions.
Dr. Pee Vululleh, Professor of Information Technology

How this course relates to missional core values

Biblically based

This course will focus on a biblical worldview and examine the benefits of security and information technology. The course will focus on scripture from Acts 2:40 - And with many other words did he testify and exhort, saying, Save yourselves from this untoward generation.

Missionally driven

The goal for this course is to teach students to be prepared with the tools and skills needed to provide security with information technology used in various industries. Students could take these skills with them as they do missionary work around the world.

Contextually informed

Information security and digital forensics is a fundamental necessity today in any field. Students can learn vital information and skills needed in various fields. Many churches, institutions, businesses, and organizations, etc. can gain from this profession, which allows students to advance in various fields nationwide.

Interculturally focused

Information security audit and digital forensics may offer greater opportunities for students to work with other cultures and locations around the world. This course provides opportunities for students to immerse with diverse communities and spread Gods love worldwide.

Practically minded

This course offers practical skills in information security audit and digital forensics for multiple fields providing more opportunities and advancement for students.

Experientially transformed

This course will enable students to utilize their information security audit and digital forensics skills when serving in various fields or pursuing volunteer or missionary work to serve others.