Technically Better Professors
DSU professor, Dr. Kevin Streff, testifies before congress in a hearing entitled "Cybersecurity and Data Governance in the Financial Services Sector." Dr. Streff directs the National Center for Protection of Financial Infrastructure hosted at Dakota State.
Dakota State professors are not only leaders in the classroom and community; they have expanded to become national leaders in areas such as cyber security and information technology. Our professors testify before congress, write textbooks and present at nationally acclaimed conferences on cyber security.
Dr. Kevin Streff testified before congress in June 2011 commenting on the current state of data and cyber security as relating to small financial institutions and on President Obama's cyber security proposals. Dr. Patrick Engebretson recently authored a book entitled "The Basics of Hacking and Penetration Testing," which includes ethical hacking techniques. Dr. Engebretson along with Dr. Josh Pauli and instructor Kyle Cronin have spoken about ethical hacking at top national security conferences including DEF CON and the Black Hat Briefings.
Our students are able to work with these experts on a daily basis, even as undergraduates. Having those kind of connections to experts in a fast growing feed of information technology and cyber security gives DSU students to be technically, better.