John Philip Craiger

Associate Professor of Cybersecurity
Security Studies and International Affairs Dept
Daytona College of Arts & Sciences
Daytona Beach campus

Office Hours

Tues 9AM-1PM or by appointment (or just email me!)


Dr. J. Philip Craiger is an Associate Professor of Cybersecurity in the Department of Security Studies and International Affairs. Philip previously served as Professor in the School of Engineering Technology at Daytona State College, where was the Principal Investigator of the $1.8 million NSF-funded Advanced Cyberforensics Education Consortium. From 2004-2010 he served a dual appointment at the University of Central Florida as the Assistant Director for Digital Evidence at the National Center for Forensic Science, and as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Engineering Technology. At UCF Philip was instrumental in developing the first online Master of Science in Digital Forensics in the U.S.  Philip started his career as an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. He is a member of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, and holds numerous professional certifications, including Certified Information Systems Security Practitioner (CISSP), and a Certified Cyber Forensics Practitioner (CCFP) from (ISC)2, SANS GIAC Computer Forensics Analyst, and an EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker. His research and teaching interests include sUAS cybersecurity, and general aviation cybersecurity.

Dr. Craiger is a certified NAUI Instructor Trainer and NAUI technical SCUBA instructor. He has hundreds of technical dives including cave diving in over 50 caves throughout the U.S. and Mexico, and several cave dives to 300 or more feet. 

Email: philip.craiger@erau.edu 


  • Ph.D. - Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology, University of South Florida
  • M.A. - Master of Arts in Psychology, University of South Florida

  • Professional Certificate
  • Professional Certificate

  • CYB 365: Introduct to Digital Forensics
  • CYB 465: Cybercrime and Cyberlaw

CYB 365 - Introduction to Digital Forensics
CYB 335 – Information Security Tools & Techniques
HS 491 - Thesis in Homeland Security
HS155 – Found of Information Security



P. Craiger and D.M. Zorri. (September, 2019). Current Trends in sUAS; Implications for U.S. Special Operations Forces. Occasional Paper. MacDill AFB, FL: Joint Special Operations University Press.  

P. Craiger, L. Lindamood-Craiger, and D.M. Zorri (submitted).  Cyber Supply Chain Risk Management: Implications for the SOF Future Operating Environment. Submitted to MacDill AFB, FL: Joint Special Operations University Press.  Under review.

G. Kessler, P. Craiger, and J. Haass. (2018).  A taxonomy framework for maritime cybersecurity: A demonstration using the Automatic Identification System. The International Journal on Marine Navigation and Safety of Sea Transportation.  12, 3, September, 2018.  

P. Craiger, G. Kessler and W. Rose. sUAS Cybersecurity Threats, Vulnerabilities, and Exploits: A Case Study. Submitted to the Journal of Aviation/Aerospace Education & Research. (submitted, under review)

J. Haass, P. Craiger, and G. Kessler. A Framework and Taxonomy for Aviation Cybersecurity. To appear in the Proceedings of the 2018 IEEE National Aerospace & Electronics Conference. Dayton, Ohio, July, 2018. (forthcoming)

P. Craiger and G. Kessler. Cybersecurity. To appear in Joseph R. Rudolph, Jr. and William J. Lahneman, Eds. Combating Terrorism in the 21st Century: American Laws, Strategies, and Agencies (2 volumes). Santa Barbara, California: ABC-CLIO. (forthcoming)

P. Craiger and G. Kessler. Cyberterrorism, Cyberwarfare, Cybercrime, Cyberespionage, and Hacktivism. To appear in Joseph R. Rudolph, Jr. and William J. Lahneman, Eds. Combating Terrorism in the 21st Century: American Laws, Strategies, and Agencies (2 volumes). Santa Barbara, California: ABC-CLIO.(forthcoming)

P. Craiger, G. Kessler, and T. Wilson. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Aviation and Aerospace Cybersecurity Institute. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University White paper. May, 2018. (white paper)

M. Pollitt and P. Craiger. Educating the Next Generation of Cyberforensics Professionals. In G. Peterson and S. Shenoi (Eds.), Advances in Digital Forensics XI, Springer, pp. 328-335 2014.  https://commons.erau.edu/publication/1002/

S. Conrad, G. Dorn, and P. Craiger. Forensics analysis of plug computers.  In G. Peterson and S. Shenoi (Eds.), Advances in Digital Forensics VII, Springer, New York.  65-76, 2011. https://commons.erau.edu/publication/1003/

S. Conrad, G. Dorn, and P. Craiger. Forensic analysis of PlayStation 3 Game Console.  In G. Peterson and S. Shenoi (Eds.), Advances in Digital Forensics VI, Springer, New York. 69-82. Wiley & Sons, pp. 921-930, 2010. https://commons.erau.edu/publication/999/

G. Dorn, C. Marberry, S. Conrad, and P. Craiger. Forensic analysis of virtual machines impact on host machine.  In G. Peterson and S. Shenoi (Eds.), Advances in Digital Forensics V, Springer, New York. pp. 69-82. 2009.  https://commons.erau.edu/publication/1000/ 

S. Conrad, C. Rodriguez, C. Marberry, and P. Craiger. Forensic analysis of the Sony PlayStation Portable.  In G. Peterson and S. Shenoi (Eds.), Advances in Digital Forensics V, Springer, New York. pp. 119-132. 2009.  https://commons.erau.edu/publication/1001/

P. Burke and P. Craiger. Forensic Analysis of Xbox Consoles. In P. Craiger and S. Shenoi (Eds.), Advances in Digital Forensics III, Springer, New York. pp. 269-280. 2008. https://commons.erau.edu/publication/1004/

C. Marberry and P. Craiger, Burn Options Affect Cryptographic One-way Hashing of CD-R Media. In P. Craiger and S. Shenoi (Eds.), Advances in Digital Forensics III, Springer, New York. pp. 149-161. 2008. https://commons.erau.edu/publication/1005/

P. Craiger, Training and Education in Digital Forensics. In J. Barbara (Ed.), Handbook of Digital and Multimedia Evidence. Humana Press, pp. 11-20.  2008.

P. Craiger and P. Burke, Mac OS X Forensics. In M. Olivier and S. Shenoi (Eds.), Advances in Digital Forensics II, Springer, New York, 159-170, 2006. https://commons.erau.edu/publication/1006/

P. Burke and P. Craiger, Trace evidence of secure delete programs. In M. Olivier and S. Shenoi (Eds.), Advances in Digital Forensics II. Springer, New York, 185-198, 2006.  https://commons.erau.edu/publication/998/ 

P. Craiger, Computer forensics methods and procedures. In H. Bigdoli, (Ed), Handbook of Information Security, New York, John Wiley and Sons, 2, pp. 736-755, 2006.

P. Craiger, M. Pollitt and J. Swauger, Digital Evidence and law enforcement. In H. Bigdoli, (Ed.), Handbook of Information Security, New York, John Wiley and Sons, 2, pp. 739-777, 2006.

P. Craiger, Recovering digital evidence from Linux systems, In S. Shenoi and M. Pollitt (Eds.), Advances in Digital Forensics, New York, Springer, pp. 233-243, 2006. https://commons.erau.edu/publication/1007/

M. Pollitt, K. Nance, B. Hays, R. Dodge, P. Craiger, P. Burke, C. Marberry, and B. Brubaker.  Virtualization and digital forensics: A research and education agenda. Journal of Digital Forensics Practice, 4, pp. 74-82, 2008.

P. Burke and P. Craiger. Xbox forensics. Journal of Digital Forensics Practice, New York, Taylor & Francis, 4, pp. 275-282, 2007.

C. Marberry and P. Craiger.  CD-R acquisition hashes affected by write options.  Journal of Digital Forensics Practice, New York, Taylor & Francis, 4, pp. 1-10. 2007.

P. Craiger, P. Burke, and C. Marberry.  Forensics Analysis of Phishing Cases Using Open Source and Free Tools. Anti-phishing and Online Fraud. Journal of Digital Forensics Practice, New York, Taylor & Francis, 223-230, 2007.



2017-present 

  • Associate Professor of Cybersecurity, Department of Security Studies and International Affairs, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, FL, 32114. 

2015-2017

  • Professor, School of Engineering and Information Technology, Daytona State College, Advanced Technology Campus, Daytona Beach, FL. 32117.
  • Principal Investigator, Advanced Cyberforensics Education Consortium, NSF ATE DUE1204800. (2013-2017) www.cyberace.org. 

2010-2014

  • Associate Professor, School of Engineering and Information Technology, Daytona State College, Advanced Technology Campus, Daytona Beach, FL. 32117.

2004-2010

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Engineering Technology, University of Central Florida Orlando, FL 32816.
  • Assistant Director for Digital Evidence, National Center for Forensic Science, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL 32826.

 2000-2004 

  • Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science, College of Information Science and Technology, The Peter Kiewit Institute, University of Nebraska at Omaha, Omaha, NE 68182.
  • Courtesy appointment, Department of Psychology, University of Nebraska at Omaha, Omaha.

1996-1999 

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science, College of Information Science and Technology, The Peter Kiewit Institute, University of Nebraska at Omaha, Omaha, NE 68182.
  • Courtesy appointment, Department of Psychology, University of Nebraska at Omaha, Omaha.
1994-1996 
  • Assistant Professor, Center for Management of Information Technology, and Department of Psychology (dual appointment), University of Nebraska at Omaha, Omaha, NE 68182.

Certified Cyber Forensics Practitioner (CCFP-US, (ISC)2)

Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP (ISC)2)

American Society of Crime Labs/Laboratory Accreditation Board (ASCLD/LAB) Certified Inspector

EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)

American Academy of Forensic Sciences (Member) 

International Federation of Information Professionals 9.11 Digital Forensics Group 

National Association of Underwater Instructors (Technical Diving Instructor)

SANS GIAC Certified Computer Forensic Analyst (GCFA: Expired)

SANS GIAC Certified Security Essentials (GSEC: Expired