Two Stevenson Students Become First in the U.S. to Complete Digital Forensics Examiner Exam

July 23, 2015 7 AM

Stevenson University students Mark Sokol ’15 and Antoine Scott ’15 are the first students in the nation to pass the Digital Forensics Examiner exam sponsored by the Department of Defense Cyber Crime Center (DC3).

Both Sokol and Scott, who graduated this past spring with bachelor’s degrees in Computer Information Systems, received a Certificate of Completion which is equivalent to an advanced training program offered by DC3. The certification is a premiere credential for employment opportunities within federal agencies and contractors who work in cyber security.

The exam is open only to students who graduate from a National Center of Digital Forensics and Academic Excellence (CDFAE). Stevenson is one of only 11 colleges and universities in the nation to be designated a CDFAE school.

DC3 provides digital and multimedia forensics, cyber investigative training, R&D, test and evaluation, and cyber analytics to DoD computer network defense, law enforcement, intelligence community, counterintelligence and counterterrorism agencies.

Stevenson University, known for its distinctive career focus, is the third-largest independent 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.