IIT School of Applied Technology’s Cyber Forensics and Security Laboratory (ForSec Lab) develops and supports an experimental environment for cyber security and digital forensic education, collaboration, evaluation and research. The lab provides students and research partners the opportunity to develop hands-on expertise working in the field of security, forensics, and disaster/data recovery.
The ForSec Lab is built and configured to support the needs of multiple computer, network, and forensic projects. All network and workstation elements have been designed for maximum configurability to allow the study of multiple aspects of digital security and forensics.
Cyber security and forensics research, testing and analysis benefits both academic and industry organizations in today’s IT climate. The Cyber Forensics and Security Lab provides an environment where traffic throughout a network can be analyzed and filtered. Cyber intrusions and virus spread can be studied, as well as Malware and Spyware can be tested on multiple platforms. Equipment is easily introduced into several potential network configurations
The Lab is equipped with multiple forensic workstations targeted to be compliant with National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) standards, and equipped to investigate multiple interface media. Various toolkits and analysis utilities are utilized to study digital forensic techniques. The ForSec Lab is continuously being updated to keep pace with the increasing cyber security needs of businesses, government institutions, professional and educational organizations, and individuals.
Several great ideas and many of the student Lab projects have been recognized with awards, presentations to professional societies, coverage in newspapers, mention in trade publications and offers of employment.
Illinois Tech’s Cyber Forensics and Security Lab is operated by the Center for Cyber Security and Forensics Education (C2SAFE).