Digital Forensics

Andy Rector

Digital Forensics


GrrCON 2014

Philip Polstra, associate professor of computer forensics and 22 BU digital forensics students attended the GrrCON security conference in Grand Rapids, Mich., on Oct. 16th and 17. Polstra gave two presentations – an invited talk, Autonomous Remote Hacking Drones, related to his recently released book, Hacking and Penetration Testing with Low Power Devices and an impromptu discussion on semi-automated methods of developing custom Linux distributions. This was Polstra’s third consecutive year as an invited speaker at GrrCON.

The students vied in several competitions, including a forensics challenge and security capture-the-flag (CTF) contest. In their first CTF competition, the students earned second place from 13 teams. For the forensics challenge, the BU team came in third. For their prize they were given two copies of a book on memory forensics.

Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania's Digital Forensics Program

With the increase use of computers to commit crimes and growing demand for computer-based data in civil proceedings, a need has rapidly developed for forensic experts to extract useful information from computer evidence.

Bloomsburg University's digital forensics program prepares students for careers as digital forensic specialists who can work with law enforcement, homeland security agencies, law firms and private companies.

BU's Department of Mathematics, Computer Science and Statistics offers the only digital forensics bachelor's degree in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education and is Pennsylvania's Center for Digital Forensics.

Digital Forensics Degree Requirements