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New College Level Computer Science Courses Coming to Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – “For the Sioux Falls school district students I bet you thought the big announcement is ‘We’re going to let school out early,’” said Brian Maher, superintendent of the Sioux Falls School District. No, far from it. According to the South Dakota Board of Regions, each year in the US 200,000 employers struggle to fill cybersecurity roles. The…

Why Few Apps Are On This Tech Experts Phone

After serious breaches to WhatsApp, Instagram and other programs, check out this cybersecurity advice

Katie Shuck doesn’t keep Facebook’s app on her phone. Or Instagram, or What’sApp. She tries her best to only log into the social media sites online. If privacy and security are important to you, you’ll want to understand why. Shuck sat down with KDLT News Today’s Carleen Wild for some insight, as well as what to do if you’re logged…

The Power of Rebranding: Organizations Revamping Image

If it feels like we’ve had a lot of rebranding stories lately,  you’re right. University Center, Sioux Falls Catholic Schools and Dakota State University all made changes this month. Now, another organization is looking to revamp its image. The City of Sioux Falls, the Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce, and the Sioux Falls Development Foundation are working together to…

Cyber Conference for Girls Launches Again in 2019

The unique camp, Rocket Girls, takes South Dakota youth to the heart of the Kennedy Space Center

If your daughter dreams of a career in the tech industry, fighting cyber crime or being at the forefront of development in the digital world, she’s got to check out Rocket Girls. The CybHER Conference out of Dakota State University, now in its second year, offers South Dakota teens one of the most incredible opportunities to learn from some of…

DSU Student Receives $10,000 Grant for Video Game Design

Dakota University junior received a Dreamstarter grant

MADISON, S.D. — A Dakota State University junior has created a more interactive way to learn a new language. DSU junior Carl Peterson won a $10,000 grant from the non-profit organization Running Strong for American Indian Youth for his project. He created a game called Tipi-Builder, which teaches people the Native American Lakota language. The game allows the user to build…

Dakota State, SDSU Cancel Classes Ahead of Winter Storm

Officials with South Dakota State University have closed the college’s main campus and all supporting research farms and offices in Brookings County. The closure goes into effect Wednesday at 5 p.m., it will remain in effect until 10 a.m. Friday, April 12. All classes and campus events are canceled and only employees classified as “essential” are asked to report to…

A Trip That Could Change Everything

Cyber Security students at Dakota State University details the opportunities that could come from a national conference this week

Only a handful of students nationwide ever get this opportunity. The 6th annual Women in Cyber Security (WiCyS) Conference kicks off Thursday in Pittsburgh. The best and brightest in their fields from industry, government, and academia will be there. And eight Dakota State Students have been accepted to attend as well. The 500 students selected to attend all have to…

Cyber Security Students Look Forward to “Trip of a Lifetime”

They know the experience is unique and rare. But Dakota State University students also know their professors wouldn’t want them anywhere else. A group of eight students left Sioux Falls Regional Airport Thursday morning alongside professors and CybHER co-founders Dr. Ashley Podhradsky and Pam Rowland, for a national Women in Cyber Security Conference in Pittsburgh. DSU continues to push the…

Protecting Your Children From the Rise in Online Porn

As concern grows over not only the amount of time our children may be spending online, but as well the access to potentially harmful materials such as porn, cyber experts want to remind parents they have more control over the situation than they realize. Pam Rowland, an assistant professor of cyber security at Dakota State University and co-founder of CYBHER,…

DSU Cricket Club Brings Culture to Madison

MADISON, S.D. — Dakota State University is known for having people who want to go into the technology field, but one group of students is bringing culture to the school and town through another field. Rajesh Godasu’s dream job is to be a researcher. He’s currently studying for his Ph. D in information systems at DSU. “Madison is a wonderful place….

School Zone: DSU Students Prep For ‘Global Game Jam’

MADISON, S.D. – Creating a video game from scratch can take months or even years to do, but could you imagine doing it in 48 hours? Oh yeah, without any breaks either? That’s what lies ahead of the students at The Beacom Computer and Cyber Sciences at Dakota State University. Starting Friday night at 5:00pm, students will compete in the…

DSU Debuts “Campus Watch” Program

       MADISON, S.D.- On college campuses across the country a big concern is safety, especially when students are out and about late in the evening. Staff at Dakota State University in Madison are taking a proactive approach to keep people safe. Juniors Nathan Kramer and Ezra Chona have always made it a top priority to look out for their friends…

Public Safety leader taking job at Dakota State University

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The head of South Dakota’s Department of Public Safety is leaving to take a job with Dakota State University. DPS Secretary Trevor Jones says he will be working in the digital forensics lab at the Madison school. Jones has led the Public Safety department during Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s administration, following a 20-year career in law enforcement….

The Summer Camp That Has Local Girls Passion in Technology Soaring

Fourteen South Dakota teenagers have just returned from the summer camp opportunity of a lifetime. They were selected to attend a CyberCamp at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. And the excitement it has fostered for a future in technology, for one young woman in particular, is electrifying. Check out her thoughts on how the camp has changed her, as…

Young Women Entering Cyber Security Field in Numbers Hard to Believe

“It’s unprecedented across the country,” said Dr. Ashley Podhradsky, an Associate Professor of Information Assurance and Forensics with Dakota State University. She, along with her colleague, Dr. Pam Rowland and student Kelley Criddle spoke with KDLT News in this week’s Wired Wednesday segment about the rapid rise in young women enrolling in majors including computer science, cyber operations, and network security and administration at DSU….

Author of “Code Girls” Coming to Dakota State University

High school girls who either aspire to a career in cyber sciences, computing and technology or who have already accomplished some pretty amazing things will be recognized this coming Monday at an event at Dakota State University. Aspirations in Computing will feature several guest speakers – among them, Liza Mundy, author of “Code Girls, The Untold Story of the American Women…

DSU Students Defend Against Cyber Attacks

MADISON, S.D.-  As technology advances cyber threats continue to be a growing issue. Recent controversies include the Equifax data breach and Facebook breach, but students at Dakota State University are learning how to protect your information. Soon they’ll put their knowledge to the test. DSU students in the Defensive Security Club are one of ten teams competing in the National…

DSU to Play Esports at Collegiate Level

MADISON, S.D.- In his free time dsu sophomore Dominic Sharma likes to play video games, especially heroes of storm. Soon he hopes to use his passion to help pay off his college tuition. Dominic learned about competitive gaming or esports in middle school. “I was like ‘hey this looks fun, i could win money and i’m pretty good even though…

SDPaSS: New Program to Accelerate Workforce Development

SDPaSS: New Program to Accelerate Workforce Development

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Governor Dennis Daugaard was promoting a new statewide workforce development program in Sioux Falls today. South Dakota has nearly 16,000 job openings. That’s why area schools and the department of labor are teaming up to create SDPaSS. The program will provide internships, apprenticeships and certificates to traditional and non-traditional students. SDPaSS will focus on cyber security, network…