Staff Spotlight

DACC Staff Spotlight: Eli Cochran, Cybersecurity Instructor

Mr. Eli, as he is called in class, is in his second year teaching Cybersecurity at DACC. Prior to teaching, he was an Endpoint Engineer in the DACC IT Department and has worked in the information technology industry for more than 15 years. "I’m a geek! I enjoy electronics, robotics and computers. Fun fact: I build 3-pound combat robots!" 

Mr. Cochran’s students are currently participating in the Capture the Flag (CTF) - CyberPatriot Air Force Association Competition and are in 770th place out of 2,947 teams. He loves seeing his students earn industry certifications in high school. 

Eli lives in Delaware with his wife, son and dog.

Favorite quote:  “I am convinced that there are only two types of companies: those that have been hacked and those that will be. And even they are converging into one category: companies that have been hacked and will be hacked again.” Robert S. Mueller, III – Director - Federal Bureau of Investigation