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Leahy Center for Digital Forensics & Cybersecurity

A place for the next generation of specialists and engineers to learn and grow

Since opening in 2010, The Leahy Center has become the central hub of digital forensics and cybersecurity at Champlain College. It's a world-class laboratory with state-of-the-art technology, providing digital forensics and cybersecurity services to a wide variety of organizations, from government bodies to local businesses.

Students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels who work at the Leahy Center have an opportunity to learn by participating in a practical and hands-on laboratory environment, alongside professionals on research and real cases involving cybercrime, digital forensics, and information assurance.

We provide digital forensics and cybersecurity support, training, research, and other technical services to assist law enforcement agencies, non-profit organizations, and small businesses in Vermont and throughout the nation in areas related to cybercrime.

Trusted by the Department of Defense, Department of Justice, and Secret Service, Champlain students work on important research, backed by significant federal grants. Our students also help create training programs for law-enforcement officials, setting the standard for professional digital forensic work.

Our laboratory environment provides practical, hands-on experience for Champlain College students to learn, grow, and hone their talents.

Work With Us

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STUDENTS: Engage with us

Get hands-on, real-world experience while still in college, regardless of your major! Work at the Leahy Center is paid employment, outside of your academic work, that offers you a stepping stone to the professional workplace. Apply, enhance, and expand what you're learning in your major, and work in cross-disciplinary teams, just like you would in the industry.


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CLIENT: Invest in us

The Leahy Center provides services such as: digital investigation, end-user support, vulnerability assessments, support to law enforcement agencies, small businesses, non-profits, and municipalities in and around Vermont.

Professional Service Offerings  

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National Designations

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National Security Agency (NSA)

National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (NCAE-C)

The National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security have designated Champlain College as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education.


Department of Defense Cyber Crime Center (DC3)

National Center of Digital Forensics Academic Excellence (CDFAE)

Champlain was the first school in the Northeast designated as a National Center of Digital Forensics Academic Excellence by the Department of Defense Cyber Crime Center.

Featured Projects

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For the most recent research projects and student experiences, check out our blog.

Go to the Leahy Center Blog

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  Where to find us

Housed within the Miller Center at the Lakeside Campus, students can use the shuttle service between main campus and the Leahy Center. Buses run continuously from the main campus to Lakeside during regular business hours.

Visitors, please park in visitor parking and enter the Miller Center lobby (non-street-facing side of building).


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