Computer Security & Viruses/Cyber Cell



  Iam a higher secondary scence student . I want to work in Cyber Cell departmaent, So in engineering which branch I choose for it?

I'm excited about your desire to fight cyber crime! Your best opportunity for higher education would be an advanced degree in electrical engineering or physics, because there are some extremely sophisticated ways to image and reconstruct seemingly erased files on a hard drive and to extract data from memory chips. Also, there are ways to intercept communications by sensing minute variations on a power line or electromagnetic radiation from a running computer. So if you can get the sorts of hard science knowledge that these degrees will give you, you will be able to work with the best and make discoveries of your own.

I found that I did not learn much of value until I got into graduate school here in the U.S. My degree is a masters in industrial engineering, which also was worthwhile for computer forensics because I took more courses than the minimum required. I also took a seminar specifically in computer forensics taught by a professor who did this professionally.

You might want to take a similar route to education by adding in extra science, mathematics and computer science coursework beyond what is required.  

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Carolyn Meinel


I cover Windows, Linux, TCP/IP and Ethernet security questions. I do not cover Mac, smart phones, or other networking issues.


Books by Carolyn Meinel: wrote a chapter for The Hacking of America book (see My article Code Red for the Web for Scientific American was reprinted in the book Best American Science Writing 2002 (see My book The Happy Hacker: A Guide to Mostly Harmless Hacking is now in 4th edition with a Japanese edition (see


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MS, Industrial Engineering, The University of Arizona Took a course in computer forensics at the University of Texas at Austin/

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DARPA, SAIC, Palmer Labs

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