Office Information

General Classroom Building (GCB), Room 202-T, 2817 Fort Bragg Road, Fayetteville, NC 28303
Phone Number
Office Hours Monday - Friday
8:00AM - 5:00PM
Department Chair: Chris Herring

Fayetteville Technical Community College is a DHS and NSA recognized Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education.

The National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security have designated Fayetteville Technical Community College as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Two-Year Education (CAE2Y)

Students can choose several options to obtain this recognition as well as receive your degree credential. Review options under program options. In addition industry level IT certifications are highly recommended after completing certificate related courses.


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Program Information

Systems Security & Analysis is a concentration under the Information Technology program.

This curriculum provides individuals with the skills required to analyze and implement effective and comprehensive information security controls.

Graduates should qualify for employment in entry-level positions with businesses, educational systems, and governmental agencies that rely on computer systems to design and manage information.

The program incorporates the competencies of industry-recognized certification exams.

CompTIA’s Cyberstates™ | Cybersecurity Supply/Demand Heat Map | NICCS – National Initiative for Cyber Security Careers and Studies

Our Partners

External Board of Advisers

Deb Crawford – Laboratory for Analytic Sciences North Carolina State University
Chip Lucas – Executive Director Career and Technical Education/ Cumberland County School System
Nia Luckey – Cyber Security Subject Matter Expert / Novetta
AshLeigh Pienkosz – Desktop Support Specialist / City of Fayetteville
Anthony Pierce – Lead Cyber Investigator at Cisco
Ted Richards – Professional Service Engineer/ ForeScout
Suzannah Tucker – FTCC Board Member
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Faculty Information

Department Chair Systems Security & Analysis

Chris Herring has an associate of applied science from Wake Technical Community College and Fayetteville Technical Community College. He also has a Bachelor and Masters of Science in Technology Systems from East Carolina University. Within the field of Technology Chris has twenty-one years job experience with a variety of different organizations. Chris also has several CompTIA, Red Hat, and Palo Alto certifications.

Full Time Faculty

Darlene F. Wood has a Masters of Science in Information Systems. She started working as Network Admin with Novell Networks in 1997, then moved to Microsoft NT networks in early 2000. Darlene began teaching in the areas of networking and security in 2000.
Darryl Carter is an instructor for the Transition Technology program that prepares students for CompTIA certification in A+, Network+, and Security+, as well as provides instruction for Linux+/RedHat courses. Darryl also serves as faculty advisor to the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) student club.
Jeremy Derby has a Masters in Information Technology in Digital Forensics from American Military University, as well as several private industry certifications including Security+, Network+, A+, CEH (Certified Ethical Hacker), CHFI (Certified Hacking Forensic Investigator), and ITIL certifications. Jeremy has also worked for the DOD as a contractor providing Cyber Security support for different branches of the military, plus served in the United States Air Force.

Adjunct Faculty

William White is a retired Army veteran. After retirement William attended Fayetteville Technical Community College and graduated with degrees in Information Systems Security and Networking Technology. William has also completed his Bachelor of Science in Information Systems Security from Grantham University. Aside from teaching online classes in Security Concepts as an Adjunct Instructor, William currently works for the National Security Agency (NSA) as the Technical Director for IT Operations in the southeast region.

Cybersecurity Events

Cisco Veteran Cyber Scholarship Program
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ISSA Fayetteville and Fort Bragg April Meeting

Join us April 18th for our next meeting! April is all about ACCESS CONTROL!

Gaylynn Fassler, MS, SSCP will be presenting her talk titled Access Controls: A Place to Start.

Bio: Gaylynn Fassler, MS, SSCP is an information security analyst associate at Blue Cross NC as a member of the Identity and Access management team. She has a masters in criminology, and is a passionate and proud member of the InfoSec community. In her role at Blue Cross she is a member of a team responsible for provisioning access to over a dozen applications for an enterprise of over 4,000 people. She is an energetic leader and teammate, and always strives to work hard for and with the team.

Cisco Veteran Cyber Scholarship Program
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FREE Cyber Security Training & Certification

Available to Veterans, Transitioning Service Members, National Guard, Reservists & Military Spouses

  • Enroll in online Cisco cybersecurity training: CCNA Cyber Ops or CCNA Security
  • Tap into community of learners, educators, and employers
  • Leverage mentoring and career resources to assist with job placement

According to the Department of Homeland Security, the number of cybersecurity-related jobs outpaces the number of people qualified to fill them, and that demand is growing rapidly.

Start your journey to a high-demand cyber career!

  • Complete pre-qualification quiz
  • Confirm your training pathway
  • Complete coursework (approx. 255 hours) & industry certification (free voucher provided)
  • Submit your resume and interview with employers
  • Share your success story with us!
Track Course Cyber Job Alignment Skills Requirements
  • Cybersecurity Operations
  • Secure Infrastructure
  • Security Analyst, Network Auditor, Digital Forensic, Investigator, SOC Team Member
  • Administrator, Technician, Engineer, Architect
  • Basic Linux or Windows Admin, basic networking; Preferred 1-3 years military experience in IT
  • Basic Linux or Windows Admin, basic networking; Preferred 1-3 years military experience in IT