Stevenson Computer Information Systems Programs Earn Accreditation from Defense Cyber Crime Center

September 26, 2014 7 AM

Stevenson University’s undergraduate and adult undergraduate Computer Information Systems (CIS) programs have received special designation by Defense Cyber Crime Center (DC3) to become one of only six undergraduate schools in the nation to be named of The National Centers of Digital Forensics Academic Excellence (CDFAE).

The high demand for cyber defense professionals exceeds the DC3’s training capacity, making CDFAE accredited programs attractive alternatives for students seeking jobs in the field. The Stevenson University CIS Computer Forensics Track prepares students to pass the CDFAE certification test and receive credit toward DC3 training programs. Such training is critical for digital forensics professionals seeking employment with a federal agency.

“We are truly in position to be a national leader in an evolving discipline that not only provides excellent employment opportunities but plays a significant role in the defense of our country,” said Dean E. Cook, Ph.D., Professor of Information Systems.

The mission of CDFAE is to develop a partnership between academia and the government to establish standards and best practices for digital forensics practitioners, educators, and researchers to advance the discipline of digital forensics and increase the number of qualified professionals in the law enforcement, counterintelligence, national defense, and legal communities.

For more information on Stevenson’s Computer Information Systems programs, contact Dean E. Cook at or call 443-352-4145.

Stevenson University, known for its distinctive career focus, is the third-largest independent undergraduate university in Maryland with more than 4,400 students pursuing bachelor’s, master’s, and adult bachelor’s programs at locations in Stevenson and Owings Mills.