Schools Find Cyber Security Hot Study Issue

Sunday, October 8th 2006, 2:05 pm
By: News On 6

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) _ With cybercrime among the nation's top threats, cyber-sleuthing has become a hot study area at some Oklahoma colleges and universities.

Several state schools are offering certificates and degrees to prepare students for jobs in law enforcement, national security and industry.

The academic programs have varying names like computer forensics, digital forensics, cyber information security. They all train in the collection, examination and preservation of digitally stored evidence in cases of fraud, crime or terrorism.

Cyber terrorists have the potential to shut down power grids, disable communication systems and halt delivery of essential medical supplies.