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

After IUPUI split, Purdue Polytechnic to lead tech programs in Indianapolis Posted on: August 01, 2023

Purdue Polytechnic Institute, the university’s college for technology disciplines, will launch 10 majors at the newley-established Purdue University Indianapolis in fall 2024.

Purdue Polytechnic faculty co-leading project to increase software security Posted on: June 28, 2023

As industries grow more interconnected - even down to the software the use - hackers have more and more chances to exploit weaknesses in the software supply chain. That's why Polytechnic faculty are collaborating on a solution, with grant funding from Google.

Purdue Polytechnic Institute faculty build sleeker, faster crime-fighting tool Posted on: May 12, 2023

Professors in Purdue Polytechnic’s Department of Computer and Information Technology have released FileTSAR+, a digital forensic evidence analyzer. It’s a streamlined version of the original FileTSAR (Toolkit for Selective Analysis and Reconstruction of Files), providing law enforcement agencies with a tool that’s faster and easier to use.