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


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

Creating AI to help law enforcement investigate online cyberdeviance challenged by quantity, context of language Posted on: November 09, 2018

Creating artificial intelligence (AI) that can help police determine which online threats to children require investigative priority is incredibly difficult, according to #PurduePolytechnic's Julia Rayz and Kathryn Seigfried-Spellar.

CIT professor researches how fighting cyberdeviance affects police officers Posted on: October 25, 2018

Kathryn Seigfried-Spellar researches how digital forensics examiners are affected by the work they do fighting cyberdeviance such as child pornography.

Industry demand for cybersecurity experts remains hot Posted on: August 16, 2018

Purdue’s Department of Computer and Information Technology is well positioned to provide graduates ready for work in cybersecurity, a field poised to add 1.5 million jobs by 2020.