Cyber Security Colloquium

Current and Future Challenges of Digital Forensics

  • Time and date: Thursday, October 2nd from 6 PM to 8 PM, including networking, presentation and Q&A.
    Location: Wilmington University Dover Auditorium
    Who should come: Anybody with an interest in cybersecurity and/or digital forensic
    Cost: Free

Ret. Delaware State Police, CEO and co-Founder of SUMURI LLC Steve Whalen invites you to learn about the current and future challenges that will face examiners and investigators in relation to digital forensics.

The rapid advancement of modern technologies such as wearable computing devices, cloud  and synchronization services, encryption, biometrics  and large storage devices is quickly outpacing legacy and current standards in digital forensics investigations and examinations. In order to face the challenges of the future, examiners and investigators must be willing to think outside of the box to develop new solutions and techniques  that can keep pace with these ever increasing hurdles.

Steve Whalen will be presenting his thoughts on the current state and challenges in digital forensics along with some possible solutions for the future.

Steve Whalen Biography
Steve Whalen, CFCE, is the Managing Director for SUMURI, a leading provider of training and services relating to digital evidence and computer forensics worldwide.  Steve has developed and delivered forensic training to thousands of investigators and examiners around the world through organizations such as the International Association of Computer Investigative Specialists (IACIS), the High Technology Crimes International Association (HTCIA) and the US Department of State Anti-Terrorism Assistance Program.  Steve is also the developer of the successful Macintosh Forensic Survival Courses and developer of the popular PALADIN and RECON forensic software.  Steve has over 17 years of experience in computer forensics and has provided training throughout North America, Asia, Europe, Middle East, Caribbean, Africa and Oceania.

Previously Steve served over 15 years as a Delaware State Trooper.  During that time, he worked as a detective with the Criminal Investigations Unit and served as their first full-time forensic examiner for digital evidence.  Building off that experience, Whalen helped the Delaware State Police develop its first High Technology Crimes Unit in 2001, where he processed thousands of electronic items and devices containing digital evidence from hundreds of cases relating to intrusion, financial crimes, child sexual exploitation, narcotics, stalking, and homicides.

Steve resides in the the State of Delaware, USA, and is currently working on a world wide humanitarian project to drastically reduce the sexual exploitation of children through his MISSION: NO MORE VICTIMS.



Cyber Wildcats

The Cyberwildcats is a University Club that provides students with hands-on Information Security experience in a live network through realistic cyber attack situations. The core activity of the club is Capture the Flag (CTF), where students actively practice offensive and defensive skills in a live-fire environment.  The club also has several Special Interest Groups (SIG) to help students learn and practice InfoSec skills between CTFs. Each SIG activity is primarily self-driven, with a mailing list dedicated to it for students to collaborate and coaches to assist with direction and problems.

To join, register at For more information


CoT Delaware Digital Forensics and Incident Response Group

The Delaware Digital Forensics and Incident Response group is open to anyone with an interest in digital forensics and incident response, regardless of their technical skill level or background. The purpose of this group is to build a community of like-minded people with a common interest in digital forensics and real world application of technical skills. The beliefs of the Delaware DFIR group are that through the sharing of information and participation in practical applications, we will build a community to support the continued efforts in the growing field of digital forensics.

Current meeting topics, locations and times are posted on the Delaware Digital Forensics & Incident Response Google group. For requests to join or for further details and information please contact


CoT Dover Cyber Club

The Dover Cyber Club is a student organization in the College of Technology at Wilmington University. We have a site on Blackboard that anyone at Wilmington University with access to Blackboard can access and self-enroll. This group is open to students and alumni with an interest in computer and network security, regardless of their technical skill level or background. The purpose of this group is to build a community of people interested in learning about computer and network security. We empower one another in exploration and the development of the technical skills useful to information security enthusiasts. The Dover Cyber Club encourages members to share their interests and participate in projects and workshops that provide skill building experiences.

Current meeting topics, locations and times are posted on the Blackboard Organization site: College of Technology: Cyber Club. For requests to join or for further details and information please contact the Dover Cyber Club sponsor: Ed Wiley at


Raspberry Pi Club

The Wilmington University Raspberry Pi Club meets at the New Castle campus of Wilmington University as well as online through a Google+ hangout. Students and enthusiasts share what they’ve learned, or need to know, about their projects. For those not familiar with the Raspberry Pi, it is a computer the size of a deck of cards used by hobbyists and others to build all sorts of things from games, to sprinkler system controls, to universal remote controls to whatever ideas you can come up with. For some examples of the kinds of projects people have built using the Raspberry Pi, please check out the links below.

For requests to join or for further details and information please contact faculty advisor Bob Montejo at