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Forensic Science Program Reaccredited

The Department of Justice Sciences is pleased to announce that at its meeting on February 15th, the Forensic Science Education Programs Accreditation Commission (FEPAC) of the American Academy of Forensic Science (AAFS) awarded full accreditation to the department's MSFS (Master of Science in Forensic Science) program for a full five (5) year term.  The program joins an elite group of 19 accredited graduate forensic science programs in Canada and the United States, while it also celebrates its 35th anniversary during the 2013-2014 academic year.

2014 Cyber Summit A Success

The 2014 UAB Cyber Summit, sponsored by the Center for Information Assurance and Joint Forensics Research, was held Tuesday and Wednesday, February 18-19 at the UAB National Alumni House.  Over 100 attendees were present, representing business, industry, government, and academe.  Highlights of the Summit included keynote addresses by Andrew Turner, Head of Global Cyber Security at VISA and John G. Grimes, former Assistant Secretary of Defense for Networks and Information Integration and Chief Information Officer for the Department of Defense; panels on malware, cloud security, and threat intelligence; and a workforce development mixer attended by over 30 graduate students who had a chance to hear from representatives of business and industry including Regions Bank, Alabama Power, SunGard, and Fidelity Investments about hiring trends in the field of digital forensics. 

For more information about the Center for Information Assurance and Joint Forensics Research, please click here. The Center is affiliated with both the Department of Justice Sciences and the Department of Computer and Information Sciences, along with multiple other departments across the UAB campus.

Department Scholarship Applications Available

Justice Sciences is pleased to announce that applications for department-based scholarships for undergraduate students are now available for downloading by clicking here.  There are scholarships sponsored by ASIS (American Society of Industrial Security) in honor of Buck Shaw who was the Birmingham Chapter's President, and Internet Identity (IID), a computer security company located in Pulman, WA.  There are also merit (academic) and need-based scholarships.  Application deadline is 5:00 pm on April 4, 2014.  Please be sure to review the scholarship guidelines BEFORE downloading the applications.