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A little about the Principle Investigator and the Study


The study was completed. It was a huge success. Please feel free to still use the site.

Charlene K. Coon is a a member of EC-Council's CEH Advisory Board. She is a director of cybersecurity supporting a $13B program. She hopes to soon receive her Doctor of Computer Science - Cybersecurity and Information Assurance (exp. March 2021). Coon has over 35 years of combined experience in leadership, cybersecurity, science, and engineering. Currently working for a cornerstone in the cybersecurity industry exceeding client expectations by providing driven teams that use innovative strategies, unmatched client support and prompt deployment of critical IT and cyber solutions. Coon joined her current position and assumed the work of driving success in obtaining the company CMMC rating for corporate security and to support clients with their security needs. She brings experience from managing $2B of national and international cybersecurity programs.
Previously she served as a VP, Sr. Regional Site Security Manager in D.C. to build the National Site Security Program which supported the 2020 Census, and other leadership positions. Coon worked for the intelligence community (IC) holding various positions supporting national and international systems and interests. She held multiple positions supporting teams for engineering and cyber efforts. She worked with Congressmen and Senators in developing legislation.
Coon leads the Global Empowerment of Women in Cybersecurity (GEcyberWomen), an effort to help more women fall in love with cybersecurity, provide a path to offering scholarships, provide a resource for companies to outreach to women in cybersecurity, bring mentors onboard, and provide a networking forum for cybersecurity women globally. Coon is a member of (ISC)2 and InfraGard, Recently, Coon was asked about becoming an EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) board member. EC-Council is the global leader in cybersecurity standards and training. Coon has given presentations internationally on cybersecurity.
Coon is currently working on her Doctoral of Computer Science, Cybersecurity and Information Assurance at Colorado Technical University (CTU). She has a Master of Information Security and Assurance from Western Governors University (WGU), and a Bachelors in IT -Business Management from WGU.

The purposes of this study are significant. One purpose is to identify any significant differences in learning comprehension and outcomes between three digital forensic training delivery methods: live online, recorded online, and no training options. A second purpose of the study is to identify any relationship between digital forensics training and capable guardianship of potential targets and victims in communities as described in the Routine Activity Theory. The study’s importance ensures digital forensics training budgets are spent effectively to help mitigate any impacts departments are experiencing through challenges such as the defund the police movement. Additionally, “The New Normal” of COVID-19 and the uncertainties of the virus’s long-term effects impact training options thrust organizations and departments to look at more effective ways to offer trainings. Tying digital forensics training to capable guardianship in the Routing Activity Theory brings the importance of digital FEs in providing vital roles and key protection to their communities.

                Keywords: capable guardians, defund the police, mobile forensics, Routine Activity Theory, training delivery methods

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