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Champlain College Named Best Cyber Security Higher Education Program by SC Magazine

Nationally Recognized Computer Forensics Institution Receives Prestigious Award by Leading Security Publication

Burlington, VT, June 06, 2013 --( Champlain College ( a private, baccalaureate institution that offers professionally focused programs balanced by an interdisciplinary core curriculum, has been awarded the 2013 Best Cyber Security Higher Education Program by SC Magazine for exemplary professional leadership in information-technology (IT) security. The gold award was presented on Feb. 26 at the 2013 SC Awards U.S. Ceremony in San Francisco.

A panel of esteemed security professionals from the private and public sector, hand-picked by SC Magazine’s editorial team for their information security leadership and expertise, selected the 2013 Professional Award winners. Panelists evaluated nominees by conducting in-depth analysis on a range of issues including applicable research, analyst reports and product reviews. Through the comprehensive analysis, the panel named Champlain College as the 2013 leader in cyber security higher education.

Champlain College offers more than 35 computer forensics and digital investigation courses through its on-campus, online and graduate degree programs, which is more than any other college in the country. The institution provides students with the opportunity to immerse themselves in the digital forensic industry and take advantage of leading-edge courses, such as mobile device forensics, network forensics, file systems forensics and many more.

“We are honored to receive this award from SC Magazine in recognition of our innovation in the information technology industry,” said Jayson Boyers, executive director of the Division of Continuing Professional Studies at Champlain College. “As one of the first colleges in the country to offer a bachelor’s degree in digital forensics and information security, we understand that the need for cyber protection must be formalized through educational training. And today, with the need for cyber security higher than ever, we are proud to send graduates into the workforce who can offer the defenses required to provide cyber protection where they are needed.”

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Champlain College is a private, baccalaureate institution that offers professionally focused programs balanced by an interdisciplinary core curriculum. Founded in 1878, Champlain College is located in Burlington, Vt., one of America’s greatest college towns, and is recognized as a destination for a transformative, flexible educational experience. With a focus on providing a top-quality education, as well as helping graduates become marketable employees, Champlain College emphasizes innovation and relevance in its offered degrees, which include business, communications, cyber security, creative media, education, digital forensics, social services, logistics, computer innovation and information technology. Serving a variety of students from many backgrounds, Champlain College offers traditional undergraduate and online undergraduate courses, along with online certificates and degree programs, and eight master’s degree programs. The institution holds international campuses located in Montreal, Quebec and Dublin, Ireland. Champlain College was named a Top-Up-and-Coming School by U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best Colleges, and is ranked in the report’s top tier of 2013 Regional Colleges in the North. For more information about Champlain College, visit

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