DSU professor to testify before Congress

Kevin Streff, Ph.D., associate professor at Dakota State University and Director of the National Center for the Protection of the Financial Infrastructure, will testify before congress Tuesday, June 21 in a hearing entitled "Cybersecurity and Data Governance in the Financial Services Sector." The hearing before the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, will take place in the Dirksen Senate Office Building and will be broadcast live on the web at 9:00a.m. (CT) at  http://banking.senate.gov.

Streff conducts information assurance research in the financial services sector, with a particular focus on understanding the security issues of small and medium-sized financial institutions. He works with the banking associations across the United States to understand and mitigate rural banking vulnerabilities. Streff has over 20 years of experience working in insurance, banking, and credit operations.

Streff also serves as Director of the National Center for the Protection of the Financial Infrastructure at DSU, whose mission is to fortify the resiliency of the electronic critical infrastructure of the financial sector. He is also founder and President of InfraGard South Dakota, an outreach program to promote the protection of critical infrastructure in SD, ND, and Minn. He is also founder and managing partner of Secure Banking Solutions (SBS), an information security-consulting firm focused on improving information security in community banks and credit unions in the Unites States. SBS assists over 400 small and medium-sized financial institutions in 44 states with their information security and compliance needs. Streff is on faculty at the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin where he helped develop the recently launched Bank Technology Management School.

Streff's congressional testimony will include comments on the current state of data and cyber security as relating to small financial institutions, and comments on President Obama's cyber security proposals. 

Watch the hearing live at http://banking.senate.gov. 9a.m. (CT) Tuesday, June 21.

Last Updated: 1/10/12