Explore the Nexus Between Cyber Threat Intelligence and Financial Crimes
We are all familiar with the weapons that cyber criminals use to compromise systems — trojans, viruses, worms, phishing, ransomware, spyware, formjacking of online payment forms … the list is endless and is limited only by the inventive capacity of the criminal mind. Every one of those weapons has financial ramifications for retailers and consumers, not just in the buying and selling of goods and services but in intellectual property rights, market trades, Automatic Clearing House systems, and other areas with the potential for massive destruction.
The perpetrators? They can be unknown external parties or trusted users within an organization.
The University of New Haven’s B.S. in Cyber Threat Intelligence and Financial Crimes is an intensive investigation of the volatile place where cyber threat intelligence meets financial crime. It puts you at the precise vantage point for understanding how cyber threat intelligence data can manifest in a spectrum of financial crimes — and how to collect, analyze, and implement data to avert those crimes.
Our program immerses you in the study of analytics, critical thinking, and application methods as well as the discipline of working within a team. Depending on your career goals, you can specialize in investigation tracks that include:
- Organized crime
- Sports integrity
- Financial intelligence
- Trafficking in persons
- Healthcare fraud
By the end of the program, you will have an enviable skill set that you can present to potential employers in cyber and financial intelligence units in both public and private sectors. Your skills will include:
- Financial information analysis
- Cyber intelligence analysis
- Working in cross-disciplinary settings
- Identifying threats within a community or organization and establishing information-sharing strategies
- Initiating an investigation based on findings
- Explaining legal principles that affect investigative strategies
Choose from Two Program Formats: Hybrid or Fully Online
We offer the program in both a hybrid format — in which students attend in-person classes for their core curriculum and online classes for this degree’s core requirements — as well as a Fully Online format for students residing in all areas of the U.S.
The hybrid format allows students greater flexibility for internships as well as the opportunity for first-hand experience at our on-campus Cyber & Financial Crimes Fusion Center.
Learn with Professionals at Our Financial & Cybercrime Center
Our program is aligned with the Financial & Cybercrime Center located at our Orange campus. There are no other programs like ours in the world that have this close linkage to a functioning center specializing in cyber and financial crimes.
The Center is a tremendous benefit to students in the hybrid program, who will have the chance to see real-world professionals in action and even collaborate with them on projects. That experience will jump out on your résumé and speak volumes to potential employers.
Make It Your Direct Entry to the M.S. Degree
We offer a 4 + 1 accelerated program that allows you to earn your B.S. and M.S. in five years, with direct entry to the M.S. in Cyber Threat Intelligence and Financial Crimes Investigations.
Envision Your Future
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median pay for an Information Security Analyst is $102,600, with predicted growth of 35% for this job sector between 2021 and 2031. To give you an idea of other careers you could pursue, below are a few of the job titles and salaries posted on Indeed, the #1 job site in the world.
Cyber Threat Intelligence Advisor
Entry-Level Cybersecurity Consultant
Global Financial Crimes Specialist
Foundations of Money Laundering
This course engages students in researching and identifying current trends in money laundering, detection methods employed to uncover money laundering, and identifying preventive measures. Students will be exposed to international issues in money laundering, as well as the increasing presence of terrorist organizations, organized crime, and drug cartels in money laundering operations.
Foundations of Intelligence Analytics
This course introduces students to intelligence analysis as applied in the cyber threat & financial crimes context. The course focuses on the application of analytical software tools and analytical techniques specific to the development of investigative strategies. Students completing this course will have an understanding of analytical techniques and software used by the agencies to combat cyber threats & financial crimes.
Foundations of Digital Forensics
Students will differentiate between the various types of cybercrime, how to conduct an investigation, the process of retrieving and analyzing digital evidence, network forensics, and laws relevant to electronic evidence. Ideal for students in legal courses who are seeking an introduction to the technology involved in computer forensics investigations and the technical and legal difficulties involved in searching, extracting, maintaining, and storing electronic evidence while simultaneously looking at the legal implications of such investigations and the rules of legal procedure relevant to electronic evidence.
Identity Theft Investigations
This course examines identity theft investigations, specifically focusing on synthetic identity, credit card fraud, and stolen-identity, tax-refund fraud. Study how the frauds are perpetrated, how perpetrators launder their criminal proceeds, and where and how the perpetrators get compromised information. Current case studies will be analyzed.
Crypto Asset Investigations
This course introduces students to blockchain assets (digital currencies and other fungible items), the crypto market system, the regulatory environment, and the platforms associated with crypto asset investigations.
Dark Web Investigations
Investigate criminal offenses through the use of the Dark Web and law enforcement efforts to combat those offenses. The course will focus on effective research methods to explore a criminal investigation of offenses with the Dark Web. Students will write Search & Arrest warrants based on mock investigations that are presented for the student to examine. Transnational and organized crime activities in the Dark Web will also be explored.
Full List of Courses and Learning Outcomes for Cyber Threat Intelligence and Financial Crimes Investigation
The University of New Haven offers a wide variety of in-depth courses that create a transformational educational experience for our students. To view the complete list of courses you'll take while pursuing a master’s degree in Information Science, check out the Academic Catalog:
2023-24 Academic Catalog will be added soon.
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