Charitopher Shanahan

Christopher Shanahan joined Wilmington University in 2007 as adjunct professor. At the time, Chris worked as a Detective with the New Castle County Police Department with over 15 years’ experience. His area of specialty was Computer Forensics.

As a Wilmington University instructor, Chris taught Principles and Practice of Information Security, but as might be imagined, he really shined when teaching Introduction Computer Forensics. Chris coached group of students in the Wilmington University Computer and Network Security program for a competition in the 2009 DC3 Digital Forensics Challenge. This event was hosted by the Department of Defense Cyber Crime Center (DC3). This is an annual event hosted by the Department of Defense Cyber Crime Center (DC3) that attracted 1153 teams from more than 56 countries. Overall, the team compiled the third highest score in the world, besting every military, government, and civilian team. Only two graduate teams, one from Texas and the other from South Korea, managed to top the WILMU01 score.

Chris was subsequently hired by Defense Cyber Crime Center in Linthicum, MD, and travel makes it impossible for him to continue teaching for us. Some of Chris’s Specialties include: IACIS Certified Forensic Computer Examiner (CFCE), IACIS Certified Electronic Evidence Collection Specialist Certification (CEECS), USSS NITRO Graduate, EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker, and EC-Council Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator.