Davenport University was recently selected as one of only eleven schools across the nation who meet the requirements for designation by the Defense Cyber Crime Center Academic Cyber Curriculum Alliance as a National Center of Digital Forensics Academic Excellence (CDFAE). CDFAE designates academia to a digital forensic education standard based upon knowledge, skills, and abilities used in the field.  Mark McKinnon, digital forensics faculty, will serve as the partnership program manager between Davenport University and the DC3.  Mr. McKinnon is a certified computer examiner and certified forensic analyst.

Davenport University has also been re-designated as a Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE/CDE) through the 2020 academic year.  Having first received the CAE designation in 2011, this updated designation reaffirms the university’s mission in promoting higher education in Cyber Defense and preparing professionals to meet the need to reduce vulnerabilities in the Nation’s networks.  The initial National CAE in IA Education (CAE/IAE) program was started by NSA in 1998, with DHS joining as a partner in 2004 in response to the President’s National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace.

Dr. Lonnie Decker, Department Chair for the College of Technology, recently attended the The Colloquium for Information Systems Security Education (CISSE) conference where he accepted the new designation certificate with members of academia and government in the audience.