Cybersecurity & Forensics Lab

Cybersecurity & Forensics Lab


The Purdue Cybersecurity & Forensics 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
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 Cyber Forensics

Our ranked Ph.D. program specializes in all aspects of cyber forensics, 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

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

Purdue Polytechnic's Kathryn Seigfried-Spellar continues to advance a productive partnership with Australia's University of Adelaide, as she has recently been named one of seven inaugural International Fellows. This presitigious group of seven will work on a variety of projects; Seigfried-Spellar will put her efforts toward developing technology to stop online grooming.

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.

Cyberattack prevention earns $1.5M research grant, faculty co-leader wins Purdue award Posted on: December 14, 2023

Jin Wei-Kocsis won a Seed for Success Award from Purdue for her work on the high-earning CRAVRE project, a FEMA-sponsored simulation program teaching first responders to treat cyberattacks as seriously as natural disasters.