MSc in Forensic Computing and Cybercrime Investigation

Why study the MSc in Forensic Computing and Cybercrime Investigation in UCD?

The Forensic Computing and Cybercrime Investigation programme is an international Masters level education programme, open to investigators (staff and officers) of any organisation that has responsibility for the enforcement of national or local legislation. You study online by distance learning usually part time over 2 years. It is designed to allow you to continue in full time employment and fit your study around work and other commitments. Exams are taken in Dublin, USA or the Netherlands.

The only international online Masters programme designed purely for law enforcement

This programme is designed for Law Enforcement. Entry is restricted to people working on investigation of crime in an organisation that has responsibility for the enforcement of national or local legislation.

The programme has been running for 12 years. As a student you join a community of over 1100 current and past students in 70 countries.

It is a part-time distance-learning programme. Attendance is required only for annual exams which are held in Dublin, Netherlands or USA.

The programme is unique in that it:

  1. Is designed for - and restricted to - law enforcement

  2. Has a wide range of modules to choose from, at beginner and advanced levels

  3. Uses a flexible distance learning format that suits investigators with irregular hours who may not always be able to attend classes at fixed times

  4. Has flexible entry requirements that recognises prior experience and training

  5. Offers Masters (MSc), Graduate Diploma and Graduate Certificate options, as well as the possibility to take single modules as Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

The purpose of the programme is to develop skills for the investigation of cyber crime or any crime where there is digital evidence. For those new to the subject, it introduces the concepts, principles and professional practice in forensic computing and cyber crime investigation. The advanced modules cater for the needs of more experienced digital forensic investigators. Many graduates go on to train colleagues in their own forces or to develop tools to assist in digital forensic investigations.

Students can embark on a course of study leading to the qualifications:

· Graduate Certificate in Forensic Computing & Cybercrime Investigation (part time course code F007)

· Graduate Diploma in Forensic Computing & Cybercrime Investigation (part time over 2 years - course code T007, full time over 1 year course code T235)

· Masters degree in Forensic Computing & Cybercrime Investigation (MSc) (part time over 2 years - course code T025, full time over 1 year course code T146)

It is also possible to take single modules as Continuing Professional Development (F001)


The programme offers a wide range of taught modules and (for MSc students) an optional Case Study or Research Project.

Semester 1

(September - December)

Module Code

Module Title


 COMP 40100

Computer Forensics*


COMP 40110

Network Investigations*


COMP 41650

Malware Investigations


COMP 47430

Mobile Devices Investigations


COMP 41430

Linux for Investigators


COMP 41660

Live Data Forensics


COMP 47370

Data and Database Forensics


Semester 2

(January - May)

Module Code

Module Title


COMP 41590

Advanced Computer Forensics


COMP 41570

Advanced Scripting


COMP 41580

VoIP and Wireless Investigations


COMP 47630

OSINT Collection & Analysis


COMP 47510

Financial Investigation Techniques - Following the Money



Online Child Abuse Investigations


COMP 47380

Advanced Malware Investigation



(September - August)

Module Code

Module Title


COMP 40150

Case Study


COMP 40160

Research Project


* indicates a core module that all students take

Programme outcomes

Depending on which modules students take, they will be able to conduct forensic analysis of a computer and use common network investigation techniques, investigate malware-based intrusions, perform mobile phone forensics, preserve and analyse volatile evidence contained in the main memory (RAM), use Linux forensics analysis tools and techniques, write custom tools for data analysis and build forensic applications, overcome investigative challenges of VoIP and locating mobile users, investigate money laundering and trace illicit funds and investigate cases of child sexual exploitation on the Internet.

How will I study?

Lectures are pre-recorded and provided online via a virtual online learning environment, allowing you to participate from your home or office and attend UCD only for examinations each year in Dublin, the Netherlands or the USA. Most people study part time over 2 years, and you have some flexibility about when and where you do this. There are regular (e.g. weekly) reading and project assignments and deadlines, so it is not completely self-paced. You also use closed online discussion forums for your chosen modules.

The Case and Research Project are optional - credits can be accumulated simply from taught modules if you prefer. For the Case Study students perform an individual investigation and produce a report describing the method of investigation, its results, and a discussion of lessons learned. The Research Project comprises an individual research project on a real-world topic in forensic computing and/or cyber crime investigation. Each student will write a dissertation on the chosen research topic. Many graduates have gone on to present their research at conferences (see below).

World leader in cyber crime education

This course is taught by leading academics from the UCD School of Computer Science with international experts from industry. UCD has been working closely with law enforcement agencies and industry practitioners in seeking solutions to technology-related crimes for over 15 years. UCD researchers and scientists continue to work on applied research and have developed a number of forensic tools. UCD School of Computer Science is home to the UCD Centre for Cybersecurity & Cybercrime Investigation (CCI)

The programme prepares graduates for an exciting career in a range of roles. Digital evidence is a feature of more and more criminal investigations and so career possibilities are good.

Our students and graduates work in Computer Crime Investigation Units, High Tech Crime Units, Fraud Investigations, Anti-Money Laundering Divisions, Criminal Intelligence, Cyber Crime Investigation, Computer / Digital Forensic Evidence Labs, Counter Terrorism Units and the investigation of Missing & Exploited Children and Human Trafficking.

As a student, you will join a community of people in international law enforcement who are committed to the fight against cyber crime and convicting criminals through the use of digital evidence. Many graduates and their forces are working with us to develop forensic tools, pilot training courses and other projects so the learning continues for years afterwards. On these projects and courses they meet and reconnect with fellow graduates and continue to develop their personal professional network.

Our law enforcement-only MSc programme has attracted participants all over the world. For investigators, this gives you an international perspective on approaches to solving crimes and useful contacts in other countries.

This programme is restricted to members of LAW ENFORCEMENT organisations. Applicants must be working in an investigative role. This includes employees and officers of any organisation that has responsibility for the enforcement of national or local legislation including but not limited to:

  • Local, National, or Federal Police Forces

  • International Police organisations (Europol, Interpol, etc)

  • Government ministries and departments

  • Immigration, Revenue & Customs

  • Defence Forces

  • Regulatory enforcement agencies

Applicants to the M.Sc. / Grad. Diploma / Grad. Certificate programme should have 5 years experience in Law Enforcement. If they have less than 5 years experience in LE, applicants should have a degree in computing / policing studies / related discipline;


2 years LE experience in Digital Forensics / Cybercrime Investigation role;


Have completed 3 CPD modules with average grade, B- or above.

Each applicant will be assessed on a case by case basis.

Students are required to fulfill UCD's English Language Requirements.

All students must also satisfactorily complete Garda Vetting Procedures before they can complete registration to this programme. Garda vetting forms are provided at registration.

Information on Fees is available here 

Click the link for Graduate Taught and use the search box.

Guidance on completing the application form is here

The cost of travel and accommodation for examination/workshop trips is not included in the tuition fees and students are expected to support themselves while attending examinations and other events.

UCD offers some postgraduate scholarships for full time, self-funding international students, holding an offer of a place on masters programmes. Please visit Scholarships and Funding for further information.

Annual tuition fees can be paid either at the start of the academic year, or alternatively in three payments at the start of each semester (September, January, May). As part of your registration as a UCD student (via SIS Web), you will be prompted to make payment, and provided with access to your annual fees balance, payment options, record of payments and an option to print a receipt for tax purposes. You can access this information via SIS Web at any time of the year.

Students only come to UCD for their exams, if they choose to take them in Dublin (instead of one of our alternative exam centres). Some students also come for the welcome session at the start of the year but this is optional. Some come for the Conferring ceremony in December after they graduate. Students must arrange their own accommodation either on or off campus for these visits. For those preferring to stay on campus, UCD has accommodation for over 2,500 students across five locations. More information is available at UCD residences.

Applications must be submitted via the UCD Online Applications system. You complete the application form by providing your personal information and then selecting which course you wish to apply to. Instructions on how to complete the form can be found by clicking here.

You must provide contact details of at least 2 work referees, who we will contact.

Please provide proof of current employment in law enforcement by uploading new documents or by linking to documents which you uploaded previously. This is normally in the form of a letter from your employer stating that you are an employee (in English please) or you can provide a copy of your contract of employment.

Applicants who attended a police academy or training college should provide copies of their academic transcripts.

The final stage in this process is to submit your application. You are not required to send in an original transcript at this stage. You can log back into your application at any time and click on the application to view its status.

Applicants will be considered on a first come, first served basis. If your application is successful, you will receive an official offer which you can then either accept or decline.

All applicants are required to pay a €50 application fee when paying online. This covers multiple applications for the same session. Applicants who wish to pay by cheque or postal order will be subject to an additional handling fee of €5.

Your new and growing law enforcement network

One of the unique features of this MSc is the global participation from law enforcement worldwide. For investigators, this gives you an international perspective on approaches to solving crimes and useful contacts in other countries. The networking continues long after graduation with friendships and meet-ups and opportunities to collaborate in research and training projects.  If you are thinking about doing the MSc and would like to contact a current student or graduate, please ask us to put you in touch.

As a graduate in law enforcement, you join a community of alumni committed to the fight against cyber crime and convicting criminals through the use of digital evidence. Graduates and their organisations are working with us to help develop forensic tools, pilot training courses and other projects, so the learning continues for years afterwards. On these projects and courses you will meet and reconnect with fellow graduates and continue to develop the network beyond your class, building relationships, which will be valuable in future cross-border investigations.

To date, close to 1100 people, from 70+ countries, have participated in our graduate law enforcement education programme. About 70% of our students are from police forces and international law enforcement agencies such as Europol and Interpol. We also have a growing number from defence forces, government ministries and regulatory enforcement agencies, revenue / tax collection and immigration, customs and border control agencies, among others. If you are one of them, we would love to hear from you! Please contact our International Postgraduate Liaison Officer, Rupert Bowen on +353 1 716 2948 or email

Jason Hunsaker  -  Chandler Police Arizona, USA

“I originally selected the program as the modules provided very practical application to my current job functions so it made it possible to learn new things that have a direct application to my field. I like the distance learning format as well as the fact that I was able to use several of the things I learned in my current job. I was able to learn different areas of cyber crime investigations that I had not otherwise been exposed to which will certainly help in my current assignment as well as opening up new possibilities in the future.  The exposure to those disciplines has sparked an interest and given me a great foundation on which to build to be more effective in my current position as well as the potential for future opportunities.”

Cindy Murphy - President at Gillware Digital Forensics and formerly Detective, City of Madison, WI Police Department, USA.

“I would say to anyone considering doing the course to do it. It’s a good quality course, which fills a really needed space in law enforcement training and education. I found the collaboration with international law enforcement one of the most useful aspects of the course. I believe that the MSc is a great credential for court, and for my professional future. My dissertation has been published in a peer reviewed journal and has generated interest for other papers, a book chapter, and international speaking opportunities. Attending UCD provided an opportunity for my work to be noticed, and to begin to make a difference, on an international level.”

Richard Ross - VP Specialist - Bank of America Merrill Lynch (formerly Senior Forensic Investigator, HM Revenue & Customs, UK)

“The diverse backgrounds of the students on the program led to some interesting challenges when undertaking some of the group activities, not least from a geographical perspective. However, if anything, the cultural differences, different levels of experience and the opportunity to exchange information on local practices made the completion of these tasks even more fulfilling.”

Matthijs van Amelsfort - Team leader at Politie Nederland, Netherlands Police Agency, Netherlands.

“I am very honored that I have received this award! I would like to thank my family and all the members of the staff of FCCI. The result would not have been the same without their support!  Also I would like to thank my employer for giving me the opportunity to study. Because this is the only Law Enforcement Masters in the field of FCCI, I felt I had to follow this course. With this qualification I think I can call myself an Expert. This is a great course with excellent teachers. Also the administrative support is great! All you learn can be used almost directly in your work. UCD is a great University! It was a pleasure to study here!”

Ian Travers, Senior Consultant, BH-Consulting

“Since we last spoke I have moved from the Defence Forces and taken up a new role as Senior Consultant at BH-Consulting. Completing the Msc programme was without doubt instrumental in assisting me make this move. It is highly regarded and has prepared me for a lot of the work I now find myself doing. Thank you for your support over my time studying in the CCI. I found it an extremely positive experience from start to finish.”

Ger Reidy - Team Leader, Army Ranger Wing (ARW), Irish Defence Forces

“I have really enjoyed this whole FCCI experience. It was very worthwhile doing, so much so that I have recommended the course to lots of my colleagues.”

Simon Crawley, Global Project Manager, MSAB (Micro Systemation AB)

"As a direct result of completing the MSc - I was head hunted by 2 Digital Forensics Companies - Cellebrite and MSAB. I decided MSAB was the more exciting opportunity, and I became their Global Project Manager, so not only was it great completing the MSc, it directly led to a new, exciting - and well paid job - a huge thanks to you all.”  

Alwin Hilberink - Computer Crime Specialist at the Police Academy of the Netherlands

“This is a good qualification to get started or expand your knowledge in Forensic Computing and Cybercrime Investigation. The MSc broadened my view of the digital investigation world. There where some subjects that were new to me because I have never had such a case as money laundering. It is good to see and hear how other countries fight cybercrime and I have learnt some new tricks during the course. Also I now have now a contact list of European police officers, who I can contact in case we have a problem, for instance on the subject of fraud investigation. This has proven to be very helpful.” (Alwin is now responsible for the module Live Data Forensics and technical supervisor for MSc research projects)

Erik Schaefer, Head of CERT, Federal Police Germany (Bundespolizei)

“I cannot refrain from pointing out that you are doing a great job in at UCD in Dublin. That's why I am able to motivate more and more colleagues to study there”

Santiago Tellado González - Spanish National Police.

“I had been working as a cybercrime investigator for several years when I first heard about the MSc in Forensic Computing & Cybercrime Investigation at UCD. I chose it for two main reasons. Firstly, because the MSc is an international programme that gave me the opportunity to meet with other cybercrime investigators from diverse EU countries. Secondly, because it was specifically designed and developed for law enforcement. The MSc at UCD not only can be considered a step forward in my studies, but also in my career. Thanks to the MSc and my experience in the cybercrime area I am currently working at an international police organisation as a seconded national expert in cybercrime.”

Yves Vandermeer - Chair, European Cybercrime Training and Education Group (formerly Detective Chief Inspector - IT investigations at the Federal Computer Crime Unit (FCCU), Belgium)

“I had the opportunity to follow this program in 2009-2011 and it improved my skills in several part of IT forensics tasks. Moreover, it provides a robust base to rebuild the training in my own country. The knowledge shared by the highest level trainers allows the students to integrate the topics on a confident way and to straight enhance the way they handle criminal cases in their daily job.”

Liam Walker - Chief Technical Officer, Cyberprobity (formerly Detective and Computer Forensic Expert at the Police Service of Scotland

“It was a very comprehensive course. I made many good contacts and friends, despite the fact that it was distance learning. But be prepared for the work involved!”

Peter Pilley - Manager of Special Projects team CenSPEC, the Censorship & Electronic Messaging Compliance unit of the Department of Internal Affairs in New Zealand .

“Computer forensics is a branch of digital forensic science pertaining to legal evidence found in computers and digital storage media. I chose to study at UCD partly because of the reputation that UCD holds as in this area and also due to highly regarded Dr Pavel Gladyshev and of course the DigitalFIRE lab members. The goal of the Msc is to enhance your skills, research and investigation techniques and knowledge in traditional areas such as digital media and network forensics and emerging areas such as wireless communication and malware analysis. The course offers real world learning presented by Practitioners and members of Law Enforcement with the added benefit of being a distance learning course. This course provided me with the ability to develop and enhance my methodologies and become a better forensic analyst whilst still being able to complete a full time job.”

Queries about the course content can be addressed directly to Programme Directors Dr. Nhien An Le Khac on +351 1 716 2929 or or Dr Mark Scanlon on +351 1 716 2929 or

For administrative queries about the programme or for support with your application, please contact +353 1 716 2947 or email

If you would like to speak to a graduate in your country, please contact our International Postgraduate Liaison Officer, Rupert Bowen on +353 1 716 2948 or email

Frequently asked questions

Q: Do you have any students or graduates in my country?
A: As the programme is conducted by distance learning (with annual exams in Dublin, Netherlands and USA), it facilitates people from many countries to study. Over the past 12 years, people from 60 countries have participated in the courses. Therefore, there is probably a graduate or current student nearby who you can talk to. One of the unique aspects of the UCD MSc, is this international student and alumni cohort, giving you useful international contacts.

Q: What support do you give students during the course?
A: Through our well-used online discussion forums, you will meet your fellow students. Your fellow students may be able to answer a question faster than a lecturer. Typically, if you ask a question in a forum, if the tutor / lecturer cannot help you, there are 20 or 30 students who can. Other students may have more experience than you and can help you solve problems. It helps to have a colleague on the course with you, but we can also find you a mentor among our graduate community.

Q: What equipment and software do you need to do the course? Is a Mac OK?
A: Any Mac or PC computer purchased within the last 4 or so years will be sufficient for the course. Our supported Operating Systems are Windows 10, OSX and Linux. All software required for the course is provided. Of course you need Internet access (wired or wireless). UCD students have free access to a range of desktop software to download.

Q: How does the distance learning work?
A: The programmes can be taken part time over 2 years or full time over one year. Most people opt to study part time, in which case it is going to take on average 15 hours a week, although you have some flexibility about when and where you do this. There are regular (e.g. weekly) assignments and deadlines, so it is not completely self-paced.

Q: How much does it cost?
A: General information on fees is available on our Fees page. Please note that as students are required to attend examinations / workshops each year, they should also budget for travel and accommodation costs. The annual fees for the MSc / Diploma / Certificate programmes can either be paid in a single payment on commencement, or in three instalments over the academic year (e.g. September / January / May ).

Q: Do I have enough IT education and experience?
A: As you can see under "entry requirements" we take each application on its own merits. It is not a requirement to have a primary IT degree, but if you do not, we do look for a combination of some years law enforcement work experience and training. In cases where the applicant does not have enough experience and/or qualifications to enter the MSc programme, they can start by taking the individual core modules, taken one by one as CPD (Continuing Professional Development). This way they can prove their readiness for the MSc programme.

The most important entry criteria for this programme is to be currently employed within law enforcement. Once this is satisfied, each applicant is assessed on a case-by-case basis. A typical successful candidate is likely to have either an undergraduate degree in Computer Science or substantial professional experience in law enforcement (9 years +). However, as all candidates are individually assessed, it is still worth applying even if you don’t meet the exact requirements. The Course Director reviews all applications and will provide individual feedback to each applicant (please note that the entry criteria is the same for the MSc / Dip / Cert, therefore most applicants apply to the MSc level).

Should the Course Director feel that you do not currently meet the criteria for entry to the MSc programme, he may suggest an alternative entry route to the FCCI programme (via CPD). The CPD programme is available to all members of law enforcement, and does not have the same level of entry requirements. The CPD programme allows students to take individual modules from the FCCI programme, one at a time. This may allow students to build an academic background, that may then be used to meet the entry criteria for the MSc programme. However, this would need to be agreed with the Course Director in advance and he may set specific results etc., that would need to be attained.

Q: I am not in law enforcement. Can I still do the MSc in FCCI?
A: The UCD Forensic Computing and Cybercrime Investigation programme (FCCI) is a restricted course, which is only open to members of a law enforcement organisation (e.g. police, defence forces, government agencies). However, UCD offers another MSc programme in the same subject area, called the UCD MSc in Digital Investigation & Forensic Computing (MSc DIFC), which you may be interested in. The UCD MSc Digital Investigation & Forensic Computing is aimed at investigators in the commercial sector, and requires a good understanding of computer science concepts.

Q: What is the application process?
A: The first stage is for you to submit your application for this programme. This can be completed online at Once you have completed this application, you will be asked to pay an application fee (€50), and upload supporting documents - including evidence that you are a member of law enforcement and any transcripts from university level.

The next stage will take place when these applications are downloaded from the UCD system, after which we process them (this takes place on a rolling basis). Once this process begins, you will receive an email from us acknowledging your application, and possibly requesting additional information (your referees will also be contacted at this point). Once we have received all references, documents and information requested, your application will be complete and ready for review.

The final stage will take place when the Course Director reviews all of the applications received. Once your application has been reviewed, we will contact you via email. If you are offered a place on the MSc programme, you will then be asked to register as a UCD student (including paying fees and selecting modules) and invited to attend an optional welcome session here at the start of the Semester (either in person or online).

Q: What standing does your Masters qualification have with industry?
A: UCD has been involved in cyber crime investigation and forensic computing research and education for 15 years, offering formal masters programmes for 8 years. Over 900 law enforcement officers have participated in our LE programme, which is one of the most comprehensive of its kind in the world. The fact that the programme is focused on the needs of law enforcement and is available through a proven distance-learning format, means that we have had participants from 60 countries. The graduate feedback is excellent and most new students have been recommended the course by a colleague.

Q: Is my English good enough?
A: Students are required to fulfill UCD’s English Language Requirements.

Q: How much work is involved in the MSc?
A: The amount of work required relates to the number of credits. 
There is some useful information here

To paraphrase: 
One credit represents 25-30 hours of total student effort. 
Therefore, a 10-credit module represents 250-300 hours of student effort.

Student effort is defined as all the time you spend on a module, including: 
- Lecture / tutorial / seminar / laboratory contact hours 
- Work required on assignments and projects 
- Time spent in independent study or research 
- Time spent studying for and taking assessments 
- Any additional time and effort expected of a student registered to that module

So if you do the MSc over 2 years, expect to spend 15-20 hours per week on it!

Q: When you study part-time over two years, how many modules do you study at the same time?
A: You need to accumulate 90 ECTS credits for the MSc in Forensic Computing & Cybercrime Investigation. The dissertation is 30 credits, so you would take 60 credits from the teaching modules (13 modules available). Most modules are 10 credits, so you will most probably take 6 modules. 

It is flexible, but your study schedule could be like this example: 
Year One Semester One 
Computer Forensics (10 credits) 
Network Investigations (10 credits)

Year One Semester Two 
Programming for Investigators (10 credits) 
VoIP and Wireless Investigations (10 credits)

Year One Semester Three 
Revision and start Research Project (Dissertation) (30 credits)

Year Two Semester One
Mobile Devices Investigation (10 credits)
Continue Dissertation

Year Two Semester Two
OSINT Collection & Analysis (10 credits)
Continue Dissertation

Year Two Semester Three
Complete Dissertation

This way, you will have accumulated 90 credits by the end of the programme.

Q: How much attendance is required to complete the MSc in FCCI?
A: Lectures are pre-recorded and provided online via a virtual online learning environment. 
You must take your exams in one of our exam centres in December (Semester 1 modules) and May (Semester 2 modules). If you study part-time over 2 years (as do 95% of students), you will make 3 or 4 trips to an exam centre, each time staying 2-5 days depending on how your choice of modules falls in the exam schedule..

There are a few factors which will influence the number of days /likely time spent in exams and the total number of trips:

1. Whether you do a dissertation or not
You can do 60 credits from the taught modules and a 30 credit dissertation. However, you don't have to do the dissertation and many people accumulate the required 90 credits by doing just taught modules. If you do this, you will need to take more exams as there is one exam per module, with each exam on a different day.

2. Which modules you select and the exam timetable
If you select modules which fall at the start and end of the exam week, then you would either stay at the exam centre and revise between them or go home and come back. 

Q. Do you have student loan programmes?
A. No sorry, but you can pay in 3 instalments per year

Q. What accreditation does the programme fall under ?

Q. Are there any exam centres now available in London?
A. Not at present. You may come to Dublin, Netherlands or USA

Q. What is the major difference between MSc FCCI and MSc DFIC.
Does the FCCI have any advantage over the DFIC MSc program?
I am at liberty to choose.
You may appreciate the focus on law enforcement investigations in a class that is closed off to non-LE. There is a wider choice of modules on FCCI. DIFC has a greater relevance for those who work in a corporate setting or cyber/information security roles.

Q. Is there any distinction or difference between the Degree, Certificate or testament given to those that completed their studies Online and those come to class ?
A. No, it is the same degree

Q. Is it possible to do 1 full-time semester in Dublin and finish the rest of the MSc FCCI part-time?
A. There are no classroom lectures. You can live and study in Dublin, but it depends on your nationality and immigration/work visa status. If you are not entitled to live and work in Ireland, you would be unlikely to get a student visa for the MSc FCCI

Q. In Germany it is common, that a bachelor degree has 180cp and a master degree 120cp. Is it possible graduate with 120cp instead of 90cp?
Yes but you would need to take more modules and pay the additional fees

Please note that the following modules listed in the brochure are restricted to Irish law enforcement:

COMP 47420    Online Fraud Investigations
COMP 47440    Legislation
COMP 47450    Financial Fraud Investigation

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2019 IEEE International Conference on Trust, Security and Privacy in Computing and Communications

Ranul Thantilage (MSc FCCI graduate 2018) presented his research paper (based on his dissertation) at the 18th IEEE International Conference on Trust, Security and Privacy in Computing and Communications in Rotorua, New Zealand from 5 - 8 August, 2019. This conference is one of the top conferences on Digital Forensics and CyberSecurity. Ranul's paper is entitled Framework for the Retrieval of Social Media and Instant Messaging Evidence from Volatile Memory.


2019 ADFSL Conference (Association of Digital Forensics Security and Law)

Two UCD MSc FCCI graduates (Dieter Steiner and Yves Vandermeer) had papers selected for the 2019 ADFSL Conference (Association of Digital Forensics Security and Law) May 15-17, 2019 in Daytona Beach, Florida. Neither could attend in person, but UCD Adjunct Faculty Darren Hayes, Assistant Professor at Pace University NY presented Dieter's paper on Vehicle Communication within Networks. 


DFRWS Europe 2018 21-23 March, Florence, Italy

MSc FCCI grad 2017, Jacques Boucher, presented a paper with Dr Nhien An Le Khac “Forensic Framework to Identify Local vs Synced Artifacts”

Ben Hitchcock (MSc FCCI grad 2015) presented a paper at DFRWS Europe 2016

International Conference on Digital Forensics and Cyber Crime ICDF2C 2018, September 10-12, 2018
New Orleans, USA

John Vieyra (grad 2017) presented his paper "Solid State Drive Forensics: Where Do We Stand?" with supervisors Dr Mark Scanlon and Dr Nhien-An Le-Khac