Instructor in the Rabb School of Continuing Studies, Division of Graduate Professional Studies.


M.S., Champlain College

Field of Specialty

IT Security and Compliance
Digital/Computer Forensics
Security Testing
Incident Response

Contact Information

Rabb School

Richard Messier

Ric Messier, GSEC, CEH, CISSP, is Program Director for Cyber Security and Digital Investigations in the Continuing Professional Studies Division at Champlain College. He writes books on information security and digital forensics as well as recording training videos for Infinite Skills. He runs a small consulting company, WasHere Consulting, that has does networking and security consulting for Fortune 500 businesses. Previously, he worked for a large Voice Over IP manufacturer and a couple of Tier 1 Internet Service Providers providing security expertise to product and service development.


Messier, Ric. Collaboration With Cloud Computing: Security, Social Media and Unified Communications. 1 ed. Waltham, MA: Syngress, 2014.

Messier, Ric. GSEC GIAC Security Essentials Certification All-in-One Exam Guide. 1 ed. San Francisco, CA: McGraw-Hill Osborne Media, 2013.

Courses Taught

RIAS 115 Information Technology Forensics and Investigations
RIAS 125 Principles of Incident Response and Disaster Recovery
RIAS 130 Software Security Testing and Code Assessment
RIAS 172 Network Security
RIAS 190 Special Topics in Information Assurance and Security
RMGT 175 IT Security and Compliance