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Preparation + opportunity = success

That's the DSU equation. We're a four-year university with nationally recognized programs, cutting-edge facilities, and the brightest thinkers. But we're also a tight-knit, inclusive community. Small class sizes mean hands-on training and individualized attention. All this with an affordable, public school price that's among the best values in the region.

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Deep Red Lab

The mission of the Deep Red Lab is to apply existing knowledge and develop new methods of identifying security flaws. The Deep Red team applies the techniques and methods of sophisticated attackers to the target organizations under controlled environments.

Testing techniques may include external network penetration testing, internal network penetration testing, on-site wireless penetration testing, electronic social engineering assessment, and advanced persistent threat simulations. Meant not just to identify potential weaknesses, but to assess the organization’s ability to find and expel the most advanced attackers as well as provide a realistic opportunity to practice doing so.

Tyler  Flaagan

Tyler Flaagan

Assistant Professor


The Beacom College of Computer & Cyber Sciences


Office Location: East Hall
Phone: (605) 256-5838