cpfi-shieldStaff

Dr. Kevin Streff
kevin.streff@dsu.edu

Associate Professor and Director,National Center for the Protection of the Financial Infrastructure

Dr. Streff's areas of expertise include banking assurance and security risk management. He works with banking associations in 31 states to understand rural banking vulnerabilities and solutions to mitigate those vulnerabilities. He has numerous publications in peer-reviewed journals. He has been the PI of over $3M grants in the past five years. Dr. Streff served on several conference program committees (International Conference on Information Warfare, Information Assurance, Network, Database and Software Security, and Computer and Cyber Forensic Workshop). He was a keynote speaker at several national security conferences.
Dr. Dianxiang Xu
dianxiang.xu@dsu.edu

Associate Professor, National Center for the Protection of the Financial Infrastructure

Dr. Xu's areas of expertise include software security, software testing and verification, and applied formal methods. He has conducted extensive research in the area of software security, ranging from security requirements analysis, threat modeling, secure software design and verification, to test generation from threat models. He has published more than 60 peer-reviewed papers in international journals and conference proceedings. He is on the editorial board of Journal of Information Assurance and Security and Open Software Engineering Journal. He has served and is serving on the program committees of many international conferences on software quality and security. He is a program co-chair of the 2010 IEEE International Conference on Secure Software Integration and Reliability Improvement. His research has been funded by NSF, NASA, and NIH.
Dr. Joshua Pauli
josh.pauli@dsu.edu

Assistant Professor, College of Business and Information Systems

Dr. Pauli obtained his Ph.D. in Software Engineering at North Dakota State University with a research emphasis in security requirements and design. Dr. Pauli's research interests are security requirements engineering, secure coding, and penetration testing. He has published over 15 peer-reviewed journal and conference papers in these areas. He teaches courses in software security and intrusion detection/prevention at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
Dr. Michael Tu
michael.tu@dsu.edu

Assistant Professor, College of Business and Information Systems

Dr. Tu received his Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from the University of Texas at Dallas. His research interests include information security, computer forensics, and distributed computing. He has published 19 peer-reviewed journal and conference papers in these areas. He has served and is serving on the program committees of some international conferences on system security and distributed computing. He has taken professional trainings from computer security and forensic industry. He is now an EC-Council Certified Computer Hacking and Forensics Investigator (CHFI), Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), and Certified Penetration Tester (CPT), and has received several certificates from AccessData on Windows forensics, internet forensics, and applied decryption. He teaches courses in network security, ethical hacking and countermeasures, and computer forensics at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
Dr. Sreekanth Malladi
sreekanth.malladi@gmail.com

Assistant Professor, College of Business and Information Systems

Dr. Malladi's research interests are in the application of formal methods to study security systems. In particular, he focuses on cryptographic protocols and their analysis using constraint based techniques. He maintains the repository and tools for online usage of protocol analysis and verification tools at dsuresearch.org. He primarily teaches courses in information assurance at the graduate and undergraduate levels.
Dr. Patrick Engebretson
pat.engebretson@dsu.edu

Assistant Professor, College of Business and Information Systems

Dr. Engebretson obtained his DSc. in Information Systems from Dakota State University with a specialization in Information Assurance. Dr. Engebretson's research interests include ethical hacking, penetration testing, network security, exploitation, honey pots, and malware. He has published 9 peer reviewed journal and conference papers in these areas. Dr. Engebretson regularly attends advanced exploitation training sessions from industry recognized professionals and holds several certifications. He teaches courses in computer and network security, wireless security, ethical hacking, and penetration testing at the undergrad and graduate levels.
Heather Donohue-Bergheim
heather.bergheim@dsu.edu

Research Office Assistant

Ms. Donohue-Bergheim is a Madison High School graduate and a 1998 Dakota State University graduate with a BS in Secondary Computer Education. Employment prior to joining DSU includes, high school computer applications instructor/technology assistant with the Harrisburg School District, Network Integration Specialist/Network Administrator for Mitchell Technical Institute and Mitchell School District, Senior Secretary for Dean of Continuing and Extended Education at South Dakota State University. She very much enjoys the research environment provided by the Center.

Last Updated: 8/10/12