Cyber Forensics Lab

Cyber forensics Lab


The Purdue Cyberforensics Lab is a leading computer forensics research facility. The lab specializes in applied and basic research, providing education & training and also providing investigative support to law-enforcement agencies all over the world. Our strengths lie in the applied research and technological solutions for the technical and theoretical challenges that exist in our specific domains. Our involvement with local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies, the intelligence community, and other private entities keeps us on the cutting edge of identifying and engaging future trends and threats.


Cyber Lab Faculty
Cyber Lab Faculty


Cyber Lab Faculty


Cyber Lab Faculty


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BS in Cybersecurity

Gain expertise in designing, building, managing and investigating IT systems and infrastructures while analyzing security risks and vulnerabilities.

M.S. in CIT with a Specialization in Cyberforensics

Named one of the top five programs of its type, this program is multidisciplinary and requires courses in Computer Sciences as well as other fields.

Ph.D. in Technology with a Specialization in Cyberforensics

Our ranked Ph.D. program specializes in all aspects of cyberforensics, cyber Infrastructure, cyber learning, and cybersecurity.

Cyber Lab


Our relationship with Law Enforcement is an essential and symbiotic part of our work. We specifically work with Local, State and Federal Law Enforcement agencies in identifying current and future trends and threats. We then turn those trends and threats into training or application development opportunities.

High Tech Crime Unit Purdue University

High Tech Crime Unit

The Tippecanoe County High Tech Crime Unit (HTCU) is a collaboration of local law enforcement agencies and Purdue University to provide investigative resources when examining with various forms of digital evidence. Purdue's partnership provides students great opportunities for real world experience, research topics, software development, and digital forensics training.

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Purdue Cyber News

‘Hands-on learning and practical experiences’ define Purdue for Indianapolis student Posted on: June 11, 2024

Noah Pumphrey's path to Purdue University in Indianapolis is an interesting one—it features a hiatus in the working world of finance, and a whole lot of unique achievements once he came to Purdue for cybersecurity. Read on:

Australian Fellowship allows Polytechnic faculty to innovate practices against online grooming Posted on: February 20, 2024

Purdue Polytechnic’s Kathryn Seigfried-Spellar is one of seven scholars named to the University of Adelaide’s first-ever class of international fellows. They will add their own behavioral and technical expertise to the university’s research in methods to identify and catch online child predators.

Polytechnic cybercrime expert wins Google research award, investigates global factors in online grooming Posted on: December 15, 2023

Kathryn Seigfried-Spellar has continued her relationship with the criminology unit in Spain's University of Valencia, leading to a new grant from Google that seeks to identify signs of online child grooming both in the U.S. and abroad.

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