Doug Elrick, professor and co-chair of the DMACC IT-Cybersecurity Digital Forensic Investigation program, was recently honored with the 2024 Spirit of IACIS Award from the International Association of Computer Investigative Specialists. IACIS is a nonprofit volunteer organization dedicated to training, certifying and providing membership services to computer forensic professionals around the world, according to a news release. Elrick has helped IACIS provide training for more than 30 years. He has also served on several committees and the organization’s board of directors. The Spirit of IACIS Award recognizes individuals who embody the organization’s values of integrity, dedication and community. Elrick is the second recipient of the award. Elrick, who has taught at DMACC since 2011, previously spent 13 years with the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) Crime Lab and helped start the computer crimes unit for the state of Iowa. He also worked for the private company Digital Intelligence, where he conducted civil investigations and training in more than 20 countries.