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CACE: Cyber Forensics Division

In September 2017, the Department of Defense Cyber Crime Center (DC3) recognized Armstrong's Center for Applied Cyber Education (CACE) as a Center of Digital Forensics Academic Excellence (CDFAE) for its academic programs and operational forensics capabilities.

The CACE Cyber Forensics Division (CFD) consists of three departments: 1) Academic Affairs Department,  2) Civil Cyber Forensics Department, and 3) Data Analytics Department. The Academic Affairs Department is directly managed by the CACE Director. The Civil Cyber Forensics Department and the Data Analytics Departments are managed by the CACE Special Programs Coordinator who is a certified forensic examiner.  The Academic Affairs Department supports the integration of training into academic coursework and projects for students interested in cyber investigations, digital forensics, malware analysis, disaster recovery, vulnerability analysis, incident handling, and partners with industry for cyber workforce focused internships and internal workforce development. The Civil Cyber Forensics and Data Analytics Departments support industry and community partners through services such as digital device audits, data analysis, recovery of data and provides civil legal support for cases such as breach of contract, child support.custody, divorce, probate, copyright issues. These activities allow our students who are industry certified examiners before graduation to gain real-world relevant skills practice and knowledge. 

The CACE CFD operates a state of the art digital forensics lab equipped with the latest industry-standard equipment and software for Forensics Recovery of Evidence Devices (FRED) manufactured by Digital Intelligence, the latest versions of FTK software suite, and EnCase software suite, Cellebrite Universal Forensics Extraction Device Touch (UFED) with Physical Extractor/Analyzer and related equipment and software such as Lantern 4 (a logical extraction suite for IOS and Android phones), Mobile Phone Examiner, and Internet Evidence Finder. The Academic Affairs Department has a digital forensics training package that can provide training for up to 30 students simultaneously on computers that replicate FRED operations and capabilities. CACE CFD also operates a a Social Media Analytics capability withing the Data Analytics Department.

The Academic Affairs and Civil Cyber Forensics are located in Solms Hall, 206.

The CACE Civil Cyber Forensics Department can provide a wide range of services involving the forensic examination of computers, cell phones, smartphones, and other electronic devices:

The CACE Data Analytics Department can provide a wide range of services involving the analysis of keywords, hashtags, performance indicators, key influencers, and other related data analytics to help with:

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(October 9, 2017) – Armstrong State University has been designated as a National Center of Digital Forensics Academic Excellence by the U.S. Department of Defense Cyber Crime Center. The university is only one of 14 institutions in the country to earn this prestigious designation. 

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(April 10, 2017) – Armstrong State University has been ranked #9 on the prestigious Military Times 10 Best Cybersecurity Programs list. Armstrong is the only university in Georgia included on the list.

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(February 06, 2017) The Dean of College of Education (COE) will hold an informal forum for College of Education students to discuss the consolidation. 

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