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Daytona State College Earns Prestigious Cyber Security Designation

"The National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) have designated Daytona State College a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE-CDE).

The four-year designation is based on the college meeting stringent academic criteria and distinguishing its strengths in cybersecurity and cyberforensics training.

"DSC is the only state college in Florida that has received the four-year designation for its combined AS- and BS-level cybersecurity curriculum,” said Dr. Philip Craiger, a professor with the college’s School of Engineering Technology. “This is validates the strength of our AS and BS cyber programs, and that students enrolled in our courses can be assured they are getting a solid education.” "

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National Centers of Academic Excellence - Cyber Defense

Patrick Vilkinofsky
April 19, 2016
ACE PI to Serve on Executive Board for DC3's Academic Cyber Curriculum Alliance

"Philip Craiger was recently elected to represent Daytona State College on the Executive Board of the Department of Defense's Cyber Crime Center Academic Cyber Curriculum Alliance. Daytona State College was designated as a National Center of Digital Forensics Academic Excellence CDFAE) by the Defense Cyber Crime Center Academic Cyber Curriculum Alliance in April of 2015. "

Patrick Vilkinofsky
April 7, 2016
ACE Georgia State Lead Launches Center for Cybersecurity Education and Applied Research

"Middle Georgia State University - The Center for Cybersecurity Education and Applied Research (CCEAR) will provide an avenue for education and research in information assurance, computer network security, digital forensics, cryptography, risk assessment and mitigation, disaster recovery and management, security regulations and compliance and information security management. "

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School of IT Launches Center for Cybersecurity Education and Applied Research

Patrick Vilkinofsky
January 19, 2016
ACE is a Proud Sponsor of the 2016 Community College Cyber Summit (3CS)

"The third annual Community College Cyber Summit (3CS) is organized and produced by six Advanced Technological Education (ATE) centers funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and involved in cybersecurity. 3CS meets the perceived need for a national academic conference that focuses exclusively on cybersecurity education at the community college level. Faculty, administrators, and other stakeholders in community college cybersecurity education are invited and encouraged to attend."
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Patrick Vilkinofsky
January 14, 2015
ADFSL Conference Discount for ACE Faculty

"ACE related faculty are eligible to receive a 50% discount on registration for the 11th annual ADFSL Conference held May 24-26 in Daytona Beach FL at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University."
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Patrick Vilkinofsky
December 10, 2015
Daytona State College Designated CDFAE Center of Excellence

"Daytona State College has been designated as a National Center of Digital Forensics Academic Excellence CDFAE) by the Defense Cyber Crime Center Academic Cyber Curriculum Alliance "

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CDFAE < Defense Cyber Crime Center (DC3)

Patrick Vilkinofsky
August 14, 2015
ACE State Lead Institution at SECCDC

"Middle Georgia State College has qualified and invited to compete at the 10th Annual Southeast Regional Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition on April 7-8 at Kennesaw State University in Georgia!"

Patrick Vilkinofsky
March 25, 2015
ACE is a Proud Sponsor of the Conference on Digital Forensics, Security, and Law

"The 10th Annual Association of Digital Forensics, Security, and Law (ADFSL) Conference will be held on May 19-21 in Daytona Beach, FL at the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

The conference provides an avenue for the presentation and discussion of original research and curriculum about digital forensics and its relationship to security and law. Contributions are particularly welcome which analyze the results of interdisciplinary research and relate to the intersection of theory, method and empirical findings."

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ADFSL Conference

Patrick Vilkinofsky
March 25, 2015
How Secure Is Your Personal Information?

"The act of constantly being connected through social media is more popular than ever before. Patrick Vilkinofsky talks about what we need to consider. "

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How Secure Is Your Personal Information? - Digital Security

Patrick Vilkinofsky
September 29, 2014
Philip Craiger Discusses Cybercrime in the Daytona Beach News-Journal

"Technology has become integral to our lives and will continue to be that way, but the issue is that no technology is perfect and because the technology is not perfect, people want to take advantage of it."

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Daytona State professor’s advice on cybercrime: Be afraid | News-JournalOnline.com

Patrick Vilkinofsky
September 23, 2014
Philip Craiger dicusses cybercrime on the Marc Bernier Show

"Philip Craiger was a guest on the Marc Bernier radio show, hosted at Daytona State College, to discuss cybercrime, a hot issue affecting industry around the world. Other guests included author, former reporter, and sports columnist Peter Golenbock and Dr. Douglas Peterson, head of Daytona State's Mike Curb College of Music, Entertainment, and Art"

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News Journal Broadcast Hour 2 - Dr Philip Craiger and Dr Doug Peterson

Patrick Vilkinofsky
August 29, 2014
Camp Gives Students a Peek into High-Paying Field

"Students, ranging from high school freshmen to seniors, were introduced to beginner and intermediate computer security techniques involving digital forensics, browser security, malware handling, and virtualization."

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Camp gives students a peek into high-paying field | Daytona Times

Patrick Vilkinofsky
August 29, 2014
IT Major Excels at Digital Forensics Game Development

"Sarah Hollifield, a senior Information Technology major at Middle Georgia State College, is drawing attention for her work building a serious game that helps students learn the basics of conducting digital forensics investigations."

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IT Major Excels at Digital Forensics Game Development

Patrick Vilkinofsky
August 25, 2014
Students from throughout Central Florida participated in the second annual Cyber Camp

"Students from high schools throughout Central Florida participated in Daytona State College and the Florida Cyber Alliance's second annual Cyber Camp last month."

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High school students attend Daytona State Cyber Camp | News-JournalOnline.com

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Cybercamp 2014

Patrick Vilkinofsky
July 14, 2014
Daytona State to Hold Second Annual Cybercamp

"June 23rd - 26th - Daytona State College will host a free Cybersecurity camp with the Florida Cyber Alliance which will offer students entering grades 9-12 a virtual world of fun and interactive challenges. The camp will focus on teaching beginner and intermediate computer security techniques and preparation for cyber competition. Learn about digital forensics, browser security, malware handling, virtualization and much more."

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Daytona State College - Cybersecurity Summer Camp

CyberCamp | Florida Cyber Alliance

Patrick Vilkinofsky
May 29, 2014
Daytona State to Hold Professional Development Workshop Focused in Cyberforensics

"June 5th and 6th - This hands-on workshop introduces the field of cyberforensics to the working cybersecurity professional. Participants will be exposed to the theory and practice of cyberforensics, including hands-on exercises using free and open-source tools. Topics covered include file systems, file recovery, maleware analysis, and data-hiding techniques."

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Daytona State College - Cyberforensics Professional Development Workshop

Patrick Vilkinofsky
May 29, 2014
Daytona State Board Approves Cyber Security and Forensics Certificates

"Each 15 credit-hour program focuses on the protection and analysis of computer and network systems. In both programs students are exposed to hands-on projects where they are required to combine theory, legal issues and technical knowledge to solve real-world problems. The two programs incorporate innovative, tested methods of instruction with hands-on lab work to encourage student learning and success."

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Daytona State board approves new cyber-security certificates

Patrick Vilkinofsky
March 04, 2014
ACE Georgia State Lead Opens Digital Forensics Lab

"The Macon campus of Middle Georgia State College has opened a digital forensic laboratory for their students; in conjunction, the college is planning to launch a concentration in digital forensics for its information technology students who are interested in a career recovering and analyzing electronic data for law enforcement or corporate investigations "

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Middle Georgia State College opens digital forensics lab

Patrick Vilkinofsky
February 25, 2014
ACE is a Proud Sponsor of 3CS

"The first annual Community College Cyber Summit (3CS) is organized and produced by the 5 cybersecurity-related Advanced Technological Education (ATE) centers funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). 3CS meets the perceived need for a national academic conference that focuses exclusively on cybersecurity education at the community college level. Faculty, administrators, students, and other stakeholders in community college cybersecurity education are invited and encouraged to attend."

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Community College Cyber Summit (3CS)

Patrick Vilkinofsky
February 20, 2014
State Police Seek More Personnel for Child Crimes

"West Virginia State Police officials say they need more manpower to combat child pornography and Internet sexual predators."

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State Police seek more personnel for child crimes

Mark Pollitt
November 11, 2013
EC-council Presents Check for Nearly $40,000 to Career Technical Education Foundation (CTEF) at Their National Information Security Conference

"Utilizing iLabs, EC-Council’s fully automated cyber range platform, and EC-Council’s support CTEF will be able to grow their programs that aim to engage Florida’s students in information security training."

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EC-council Presents Check for Nearly $40,000 to Career Technical Education Foundation (CTEF) at Their National Information Security Conference

Emily Coppa
November 05, 2013
ACE Creates Two New Cyber Certificates

ACE has proposed two new certificates, one in cybersecurity and one in cyberforensics. Each certificate is based upon upper-level courses taught as part of the IST concentration in the Bachelors of Engineering Technology program at Daytona State College. We expect to be able to offer the certificates officially in Fall of 2014. Current students who have passed the courses will be eligible to receive a certificate. The certificates will also be targeted at industry IT professionals who would like to learn new, or update, skills in cybersecurity and cyberforensics.

Philip Craiger
November 05, 2013
Business Partnerships Help Daytona State College Target Degrees

Dr. Carol Eaton, President of Daytona State College, discusses ACE in the Daytona Beach News-Journal

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Business partnerships help DSC target degrees

Philip Craiger
October 27, 2013
Philip Craiger featured on News13 for Cybersecurity Awareness Month

"While Florida has the most identity theft complaints in the nation, according to a 2013 Federal Trade Commission report, a Daytona State College cyber-security expert says security is a matter of common sense."

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Tips for protecting your info from online identity theft | Central Florida News 13

TDaytona State Professor Offers Cybercrime Prevention Tips | Capital Soup

Patrick Vilkinofsky
October 26, 2013
Patrick Vilkinofsky Recieves Student Excellence Award

Patrick was one 60 ATE students selected to attend the 2013 National Science Foundation Advanced Technology Education Principal Investigators Conference under scholarship

Philip Craiger
October 24, 2013
Daytona State professor Offers Cybercrime Prevention Tips

Philip Craiger in the news for Cybersecurity month offering tips on staying safe online …

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Daytona State professor offers cybercrime prevention tips

Patrick Vilkinofsky
October 24, 2013
Training Cybersleuths

Mark Pollitt featured in the news in the University of Central Florida magazine.

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Training Cybersleuths

Philip Craiger
October 16, 2013
Cyber warrior shortage hits anti-hacker fightback
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… The U.S. Bureau of Labour Statistics says the number of Information Technology security roles in the U.S. will increase by some 22 percent in the decade to 2020, creating 65,700 new jobs. Experts say it is a similar situation globally, with salaries often rising 5-7 percent a year.

"Recruitment and retention in cyber is a challenge for everybody working in this area," says Mike Bradshaw, head of security and smart systems at Finmeccanica IT unit Selex. "It’s an area where demand exceeds supply … it’s going to take a while for supply to catch up."

… A graduate with a good computer studies degree can walk into a $100,000 salary with a similar amount upfront as a golden handshake, several times what the U.S. National Security Agency would be likely to offer.

… But applicants need not have a computer science degree to get lucrative jobs as long as they can do the hardest-to-fill jobs such as finding bugs in software, identifying elusive infections and reverse engineering computer viruses that are found on computers, said Alan Paller, founder of the non-profit SANS Institute in Washington.

… Those who have "very good" skills in the most-needed areas can earn $110,000 to $140,000, while the very top get paid as much as $200,000 in private sector jobs, according to Paller.

… General Keith Alexander, head of both the NSA and Cyber Command, told Reuters earlier this year finding the right talent was a priority. He has attended events such as the Def Con hacker conference, trading his uniform for a black T-shirt.

… "We are at the very beginning of this process and we are building it brick by brick," says Colonel Gregory Conti, head of the cyber Security Department at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point. "It’s going to be like the creation of the air force - a process of several decades getting the right people and structures."

Philip Craiger
October 15, 2013
ACE partner, Career Education Technical Foundation (CTEF), recognized for their Girls, Inc. Cyber Warrior Club

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Cyber Warriors at Girls, Inc

Emily Coppa
October 15, 2013
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