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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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Digital Exploration for Enhanced Network Defense (DEFEND)

The mission of the DEFEND Lab is to create and apply state-of-the-art techniques in analyzing and detecting evidence of cyber threats while creating Indicators of Compromise (IOC). The team uses techniques such as situational-awareness driven hunting, anomaly-based hunting, and intelligence-driven hunting.

Cody Welu

Cody Welu

Assistant Professor


The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences


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