DigForCE Lab researches, investigates, and trains students, professionals and law enforcement on the newest waves of cyber-attacks.  Government agencies, business environments, and private citizens alike are constantly under attack by adversaries both foreign and domestic. The work in this lab will be developing new approaches to identify and investigate attacks while providing cutting-edge resources for partner entities in conducting investigations. 

Potential partners would be local, state and national agencies along with private organizations.

The following are some examples of technology areas that will be explored:

  • Proof of concepts
  • Computer forensic approaches for emerging devices (tables, pis)
  • Gaming Console Forensics
  • Internet of Things Forensics
  • Insider Threats- identifying digital footprints
  • Mobile device forensics

We also seek to be a resource for organizations while providing free services to local and regional law enforcement.

DigForCE Lab Director

Ashley Podhradsky
Ashley Podhradsky
Ashley Podhradsky

Position: Associate Dean of Beacom College of Computer & Cyber Sciences / Associate Professor of Information Assurance & Forensics

Department: The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences

D.Sc., Dakota State University
M.S., Dakota State University
B.S., Dakota State University