Extra-curricular Opportunities

Extra Curricular opportunities abound in the Marshall University Digital Forensics and Information Assurance program.

The Appalachian Institute of Digital Evidence seeks for foster calibration and learning by bringing students and professionals together. The AIDE student group is an officially recognized group that meets biweekly in the Learning Commons of Morrow Library.

The AIDE professional group is made up of practitioners in the areas of Digital Forensics, E-Discovery, and Information Security. Each section works to further the research and collaboration in their respective fields. The AIDE professional and student group have a yearly conference every year. The conference is hosted at the Marshall University Forensic Science Center.

The annual conference brings in industry leaders to talk about new developments in their respective fields. The sessions also include hands-on training in the latest tool and trends.

DF/IA is the home of the Marshall University Collegiate Cyber Defense Team

The Marshall University Digital Forensics and Information Assurance is also the home of the Marshall University Collegiate Cyber Defense Team (MUCCDC). The team competes against other colleges and universities in network defense completions in the Mid-Atlantic section of the Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition.

Students in these organization receive excellent networking opportunities with other students and with professional who are in the top of their fields.