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Center for Cybercriminology and Digital Forensics (CCDF)
National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense
The School of Criminology and Security Studies, Bachelor of Science (BS) in Cybercriminology and Security Studies, Cybercrime Program was recently validated as a Program of Study by the National Security Agency (NSA). As a result, Indiana State University pursued and obtained designation as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense. The NSA and Departmenty of Homeland Security (DHS) jointly recognize and sponsor the CAE-CD with the goal of reducing vulnerability in our national information infrastructure by promoting higher education and research in cyber defense and producing professionals with cyber defense expertise.
Established in June 2022, the newly established Center for Cybercriminology and Digital Forensics is dedicated to the mission to advance the nation critical infrastructure through education, partnerships, real-world experience and hands-on learning. The CCDF is an epicenter for cybersecurity education and training in Indiana. The CCDF further provides community outreach, cyber awareness, and industry partnerships to help reduce the cybersecurity professional gap.
Earn a B.S. in Cybercriminology and Security Studies with a Concentration in Cybercrime
Faculty members have many years of combined experience in the area of criminal justice, digital forensics and security.
University Security Resources and Awareness
The Office of Information Technology provides many student resources as well as a knowledge base for awareness.
The CyberSycamore Club is a new club being established for the 2021-2022 school year in the School of Criminology and Security Studies to supplements cybersecurity classroom curricula with education at meetings, participating in collegiate and other cyber competitions, and establishing an environment that fosters education by sharing cyber concepts.
Industry Advisory Board
Indiana State University School of Criminology and Security Studies Cybercrime program current industry advisory board members are made up of cybersecurity professionals in industry, academia, and/or government and provide advice and direction for cybersecurity program efforts.
Dr. Jason E James, Director of CCDF and Assistant Professor of Cybersecurity
Holmstedt Hall, Room 209
Phone: (812) 237-5488