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Michael Ham

Michael Ham

Michael Ham

Associate Professor


The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences


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


Dr. Ham is an Assistant Professor in the Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences. His primary teaching focuses are in the security-focused undergraduate degree programs as well as the D.Sc. Cyber Security program. Within the security degrees, Dr. Ham teaches cyber operations, enterprise routing & switching, low-level programming, offensive security, and malware topics. Outside of of the classroom, you will find Dr. Ham in security events around campus such as CCDC, DakotaCon, and the GenCyber summer camps.


Office Location: Beacom Institute of Technology
Phone: (605) 256-5838

  • Software reverse engineering
  • Malware analysis

  • Ham is involved with and leads scholarship programs, cyber-related grants, and other efforts to reduce the nation's gap in qualified cybersecurity professionals.