A National Center for Digital Forensics Academic Excellence

It has been said that the third world war will be fought in Cyberspace. That war is not "going" to be fought; it is being fought, and at Longwood, we believe in preparing students with cutting-edge classes and hands-on experience to help fill the growing need for educated professionals.

Through the Longwood Center for Cyber Security, students:

  • Have access to internships and jobs in the rapidly growing fields of Cyber Security and Cyber Forensics.
  • Obtain a Department of Defense-recognized skill set and awareness of current issues facing digital forensics investigators and examiners.
  • Receive practical, hands-on experience through the Center’s state-of-the-art lab.
  • Learn from and conduct research with internationally known Cyber Security and Cyber Forensics experts.

Academic Programs

The Longwood Center for Cyber Security supports the following academic degrees:

Longwood Cyber Security and Cyber Forensics students have completed internships with organizations such as:

  • Northrup Grumman
  • the FBI
  • Advanced Systems Development
  • BAE Systems
  • Carnegie Mellon University

In addition, the fields of Cyber Security and Cyber Forensics are growing rapidly and the demand for highly skilled digital practitioners greatly exceeds the supply.


The Center’s leadership oversees the day-to-day operations of the Center as well as the strategic direction of the Center’s research and outreach efforts and the University’s academic programs in Cyber Security.

Dr. Darrell Carpenter 
Director, Center for Cyber Security
Associate Professor, Information Systems and Cyber Security
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