Testimonials

The hands-on approach and practical examples presented by the faculty greatly enhanced my learning of digital forensic concepts and procedures utilized in this profession. Students enrolled in this program have access to the latest digital forensic software inside the classrooms.

Furthermore, I was given the opportunity to earn an industry-recognized certification and gain experience as an intern with a prominent digital forensic software company, leaving me well prepared to enter the work field after graduation.

I highly encourage others with an interest in digital forensics to take full advantage of this program offered at Marshall University.

Catherine Rupp
Marshall University Graduate, 2012
NTT Data as an Information Security Engineer


Coming into Marshall as a Freshman in the Fall of 2008, I was full of nerves and curiosity. Not only was I starting college away from home, but I was starting in a program that was in its infancy. I knew I loved computers and technology and this would motivate me to do well. If I had another chance to pick any other school and program... I would politely decline. Marshall's Digital Forensics / Information Assurance curriculum is premier in the nation. The courses rival many graduate level programs anywhere you go. With this foundation along with the core classes offered through the IST department, I had the skills and knowledge necessary to excel in the work environment. Not only are you gaining an education allowing you to understand and apply the principles of DF / IA and Technology, but you are also utilizing the same tools and software that experts in the field use every day.

The program is also offering major certifications in a certification driven field, which adds much appeal to employers. I gained all of these things in my time at Marshall. In my opinion this is the best program Marshall has to offer. You are being taught by experts, authors, field leaders, etc. In the current job market when you pick your major you really pick how many options you have down the road. In the field of DF / IA you have endless options; law enforcement, analyst, pen tester, and so much more. When I graduated my resume didn't just have a degree on it, there were valuable skills, tools, certifications, and classes I needed to make it in the real world. This all resulted in me getting a job in the government less than 6 months after I graduated. The program is staying relevant in a rapidly changing field... and that is indispensable for any student.

Ryan Fyffe
U.S. Department of Defense


During my time as a student at Marshall University, I had the privilege of majoring in Digital Forensics and Information Assurance. The classes prepared me well for my current role in the information security field, but I would not be where I am today without the support of the faculty from the DFIA program. Outside of the classroom, they were always available for my questions, comments, and concerns, and opened doors to great internship and employment opportunities for me. The faculty from the DFIA program are not just educators, they are deeply involved in the industry and provide extreme value to any willing student. I am happy to be an alumnus of Marshall University, but proud to be an alumnus of the DFIA program.

The IST Program trains its students to be the best at all they do, giving them a wide range of skills to pull from. The professors are great to work with in the classrooms and out.

The training I received when in IST prepared me and left me ahead of the game day one of my first job.

Christopher Vance
Digital Forensics Specialist
West Virginia State Police


During my time as a student at Marshall University, I had the privilege of majoring in Digital Forensics and Information Assurance. The classes prepared me well for my current role in the information security field, but I would not be where I am today without the support of the faculty from the DFIA program. Outside of the classroom, they were always available for my questions, comments, and concerns, and opened doors to great internship and employment opportunities for me. The faculty from the DFIA program are not just educators, they are deeply involved in the industry and provide extreme value to any willing student. I am happy to be an alumnus of Marshall University, but proud to be an alumnus of the DFIA program.

Calvin Britton
Dell SecureWorks

 
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