Associate Professor Gary Kessler
Adjunct Associate Professor
- Associate Professor, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, FL, 8/12-present. Responsible for curriculum design and development of cyber security courses as a minor within the Homeland Security program.
- Program Director and Associate Professor, Norwich University, Northfield, VT, 9/11-6/12. Responsible for curriculum design and development, recruitment and retention of faculty, and student admissions for the M.S. in Information Assurance (MSIA) program.
- President, Gary Kessler Associates, Burlington, VT, 7/10-present. Develop and deliver training, consulting, and services related to computer forensics and information security.
- Associate Professor and Program Director, Champlain College, Burlington, VT, 7/00-6/10. Responsible for coordinating course offerings, hiring and managing full-time and adjunct faculty, designing and teaching courses, and updating the curriculum for the Computer Networking, Computer & Digital Forensics, and Information Security majors. Director, Champlain College Center for Digital Investigation. Led team preparing successful application for college's designation as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education (CAEIAE). Developer and director of the M.S., Digital Investigation Management program.
- Senior Network Security Analyst, SymQuest Group, South Burlington, VT, 7/99-6/00. Manage and helped build the company's consulting practices in the network security, Internet access, and WAN space. Involved in all aspects of the practice, from sales, recruitment, RFP response, needs assessment, training, and implementation.
Research Areas and Interests
- History of Computing, computers and networking
- Mobile Forensics
Recent Publications (within the last five years)
- Kessler, G., Pritsky, N., (2009), Local Area Networks. Computer Security Handbook, 25.1-25.17, New York, USA.
- Kessler, G., Levine, DE., (2009), Denial-of-Service Attacks. Computer Security Handbook, 19-24, New York, USA.
- Kessler, G., Pritsky, N., (2009), Network topologies, Protocols and Design. Computer Security Handbook, 6.1-6.29, New York, USA.
- Kessler, G., Haggerty, D., (2010), An Online Graduate Program in Digital Investigation Management: Pedagogy and Overview. Journal of Digital Forensic Practice, 3(1), 11-22, United States, DOI: 10.1080/15567280903357771.
- Mislan, RP., Casey, E., Kessler, G., (2010), The Growing Need for On-Scene Triage of Mobile Devices. Digital Investigation, 6(3-4), 112-124, United Kingdom, DOI: 10.1016/j.diin.2010.03.001.
- Lessard, J., Kessler, G., (2010), Android Forensics: Simplifying Cell Phone Examinations. Small Scale Digital Device Forensics Journal, 4(1), 1-12, United States.
- Kessler, G., (2009), Book Review: Cyber Security and Global Information Assurance: Threat Analysis and Response Solutions. Journal of Digital Forensics, Security and Law , 4(3), 57-60, USA.
- Browning, D., Kessler, G., (2009), Bluetooth Hacking: A Case Study. Journal of Digital Forensics, Security and Law, 4(2), 57-72, United States.
- Kessler, G., Simpson, R., Fry, J., (2009), Multidisciplinary Learning Using Mock Trials. International Journal of Electronic Secuirty and digital Forensics, 2(2), 141-155, UK.
- Kessler, G., (2008), On Teaching TCP/IP Protocol Analysis to Computer Forensics Examiners. Journal of Digital Forensic Practice, 2(1), 43-53, Philadelphia, PA.
- Kessler, G., Simpson, R., Fry, J., (2008), Extending the Multidisciplinary Learning Experience in Digital Forensics Using Mock Trials. Proceedings of CFET 2008: 2nd International Conference on Cybercrime Forensics Education & Training, 13p, Canterbury, UK.
- Kessler, G., Hoag, J., (2008), The Power of Simple Hands-On Cyberforensics Exercises: A Guide for Faculty. Proceedings of 12th Colloquium for Information Systems Security Education, 6p, Dallas, USA.