Dakota State University

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…

Enrollment Up Slightly At South Dakota Public Universities

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Board of Regents says fall enrollment at the state’s six public universities increased slightly compared to last year, up a third of one percent. The total number of students at the six universities is 36,662. The increase equates to 131 additional students. Regents say Dakota State University at Madison reported the greatest percentage…

Protecting your information online: Equifax Data Breach Exposes Information of Millions

MADISON, S.D.- It’s one of the biggest data breaches, cyber security experts say they have ever seen. An attack on Equifax exposed information like social security numbers of nearly 143 million Americans. “I deeply regret this incident and I apologize to every affected consumer and all of our partners,” says Equifax Chairman and CEO, Rick Smith. It’s a problem that no…

Dakota State University Receives 60 Million and Opens New Building

It’s the first new building the university has had in 30 years and will serve to help students going into the field of cyber security

MADISON, S.D.- Dakota State University celebrated a new milestone today, by opening the ‘Beacom Institute of Technology’. It’s the first new building the university has had in 30 years. It will serve to help students going into the field of cyber security. Along with that celebration, the university also received a donation of 60 million dollars. The university received 30 million…