Duane Dunston
Duane Dunston
Assistant Professor
Division of Information Technology & Sciences
Affiliated with Computer & Digital Forensics, Computer Networking & Cybersecurity, Division of Information Technology & Science
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Box 38 West Hall 101
About Duane Dunston

Duane Dunston is an Assistant Professor of cybersecurity at Champlain College and his first year teaching here and first time in Vermont.  He's been in Information Security since 1997.  With a graduate degree in Management, he is also an adjunct Information Assurance instructor at Pfeiffer University, his Alma Mater.  

Duane has written over a dozen articles and is a Fellow on the National Board of Information Security Examiners.  He has written several articles on linuxsecurity.com and is currently revitalizing an information security course with his colleague, Erle Pereira, originally developed by Carnegie Mellon and making it freely available on the Internet (http://www.learnsia.org).

Duane has spoken for the Western North Carolina and Burlington, Vermont Foreign Policy Association Great Decisions series as a Guest Lecturer on Cybersecurity.  His information security experience is from the education and government sector where he worked as an information systems security officer and computer forensics analyst.

He's written two novels about a computer hacker that helps law enforcement track down human traffickers, Twisted Greed and Point of Interception.  Additionally, he donates 100% of the royalties for his novels to "FAIR Girls," which provides numerous support services for victims of human trafficking.

Duane is a volunteer security consultant with Operation Broken Silence's Human Trafficking division.  He's working with a team to help fight traffickers that use technology for their activities.

Duane has a meetup each weekend during the semester from where he teaches hacking and anti-hacking skills that is open to anyone that wants to attend.  More information at cnisclub.org.

Duane's interest are in risk management and security education.

Outside of computers, he's just started learning to play the violin and is also a silversmith.

Professional Certification and Associations, and Areas of Expertise


Global Incident Analysis Center Certified Incident Handler (GCIH)


  • International Association of Human Trafficking Investigators
  • Association of Computing Machinery (ACM)
    • Special Interest Group Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (SIGKDD)
    • Special Interest Group for Information Technology Education (SIGITE)

Areas of Expertise

  • Performing Risk Assessments
  • Security Control Auditing & Evaluation
  • Computer Incident Response
  • Secure coding
  • Intrusion Detection System monitoring and deployment
  • Designing secure computer systems and networks


  • National Board of Information Security Examiners, Fellow - Current
  • 20th Century Lodge #682, Master Mason - Current
  • Library of Congress, Volunteer - 5/2010 - 11/2010
  • Terpsicorps Theatre of Dance, Board/Treasurer - 2006-2007


Pfeiffer University, Master of Organizational Management
Recent Projects & Publications
Personal Interests
  • Writing Cyber-crime Novels
  • Playing the Violin
  • Silversmithing

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