Dave Schippers

Dave Schippers, CISSP 

  • Title
  • Chair and Assistant Professor
  • Departments
  • Information Technology and Cybersecurity
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  • Education
  • Brief Description
  • Dave Schippers brings decades of industry experience in information technology, cybersecurity, and project management.  In industry, he has worked on large core system designs, quality assurance testing and system implementations, impacting regional, national and international business operations nearing a billion dollars.  From a technology support perspective, Dave has been responsible for technology operations team, ensuring system operations in environments responsible for over $300 million in sales.   As a technology leader, Dave directed a technology group and security operations, supporting 25 sites, three operations and thousands of users in a technologically diverse infrastructure.  His leadership includes implementing over $8 million in technology bonds, acquiring federal USF funding, designing and implementing physical and video security systems, and engineering new security alert system components. Dave also consults as a professional investigator and cybersecurity professional, offering digital investigation and information security services.  

    Dave began teaching as an adjunct instructor in 2013 with Ferris State University’s Information Security and Intelligence program, teaching forensics, advanced forensics, cybersecurity and geographic information systems courses.  At Walsh, Dave has instilled in-depth hands on labs to technical courses.  Dave was the architect of Walsh’s Advanced Team-Based Attack/Defend Techniques.  Walsh’s Technology Advisory Board members hailed the class as a unique opportunity for students in Michigan to advance their cybersecurity skills.  Also, Dave created and designed Walsh’s Bachelor of Science Information Technology Automotive Cybersecurity concentration, setting Walsh as the first institution in the nation with an automotive cybersecurity program.  

    Dave’s research and investigation experience includes digital image forensics with a focus on GPS data and GPS accuracy. Dave participated in and designed a multi-agency functional system test of emergency response/notification software for GPS accuracy and reliability. His GPS and image forensics work prompted a webinar for a global forensics company and a speaking engagement for their global forensics conference.  Dave has spoken frequently on GPS, cybersecurity, digital forensics, image forensics and technology leadership at local, regional, national and international conferences.  In September 2018, Dave spoke at the Auto ISAC international automotive cybersecurity conference on talent generation in automotive cybersecurity and cybersecurity.  Dave is also active in cybersecurity research and industry technology initiatives in the region. 

    Dave earned his Doctorate of Science in Cybersecurity from Capitol Technology University in two years and two semesters.  Dave’s doctoral research focused on source device authentication with metadata and file structures, assessing engineering and information technology authentication techniques.  He earned his MS in Information Systems Management from Ferris State University. He earned his undergraduate degree in Information Security and Intelligence with a concentration in digital forensics from Ferris State University. Additionally, Dave has earned multiple industry certifications, including the CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional) and EnCE (Encase Certified Examiner).



    Last updated: February 2019