Cyber Security

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Computer science has tended to be a male-dominated field, but Dakota State University is seeing a shift in the numbers. The school has seen a nearly 300% increase in female computer and cyber science majors over the last five years. 

The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences at DSU includes majors like cyber operations and network security and administration. Five years ago, 26 undergraduate students in the Beacom College were women. By 2017 there were just over a hundred.

In The Moment ... New America Cyber Security Fellow

Nov 6, 2017
Dakota State University

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As one of 30 cyber security professionals chosen to serve as a New America Cyber Security Fellow, Ashley Podhradsky is poised to influence the nation's cyber security policy for years to come.  Podhradsky is Associate Professor of Digital Forensics and Information Assurance at Dakota State University in Madison.

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In The Moment ... July 26, 2017 Show 142 Hour 2

Dakota Political Junkies Denise Ross and Roger Whittle join us to talk about the state’s top political headlines. Today we discuss lawmaker’s attempts to prevent future embezzlement of tax payer dollars as it relates to the continued investigation into Mid-Central Education Cooperative. We also talk about the state’s budget surplus and President Donald Trump’s popularity in the state.

In The Moment ... June 6, 2017 Show 108 Hour 1

Samsung's Persistent Battery Problems

Oct 7, 2016
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This week's Tech Radio, hosted by Kent Osborne, deals with Samsung's persistent battery problems. Osborne, John T. Meyer and Jeff Litterick also work through a series of software announcements by Google and they touch on October Cyber Security Awareness Month.

Dakota Midday: Sen. Rounds Proposes Cyber Security

May 23, 2016

US Senator Mike Rounds joins Dakota Midday for an extended conversation about his Cyber Act of War Act of 2016. The bill is designed to require the current administration to define a cyber act of war. Senator Rounds talks about the nation's vulnerability to cyber-attack and why he believes the time is overdue to give the US armed forces the authorization and ability to defend against cyber-attack.

Google Home Vs. Amazon Echo And Ransomware

May 20, 2016

Kent Osborne and "The Computer Guys," Jeff Litterick, Amos Aesoph and John T. Meyer, discussed Google's unveiling of Google Home this week - an Amazon Echo-like device that relies on a conversational user interface.  Google also, at their annual conference, released a messaging app called Allo.

The panel also visited about a ransomware maker shutting down, privacy issues with respect to Twitter and Google and more.

Platform Wars, Security And Missing Music Files

May 6, 2016

Kealey Bultena guest hosted this week's Tech Radio.  She was joined by "Computer Guys" Jeff Litterick, Joel Broveleit and Amos Aesoph.  The panel discussed the Gang of Four platform wars, how Apple is deleting iTunes music files and a boy's discovery of an Instagram bug among other topics.

In addition, SDPB's Nate Wek discussed security issues with Jeff England of Silver Star Communications.

Sioux Falls Hosts A Cyber Security Conference

May 6, 2016
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New Cyber Security guidelines put in place by the National Institute of Standards and Technology aim to better protect the country from cyber attacks.

Officials say foreign cyber attacks could target US businesses and critical infrastructure such as power plants and dams.

SDN Communications is holding a conference in Sioux Falls this week to teach area businesses and organizations about the importance of cyber security.

FCC News, Fantasy Sports And April Fools' Day

Apr 1, 2016

Tech Radio host Kent Osborne and panelists Amos Aesoph and Jeff Litterick discussed plenty of news regarding the Federal Communications Commission on today's program.  The FCC is receiving pushback after a 3-2 approval to advance a proposed rule imposing strong privacy regulations on internet service providers.  The Commission also voted 3-2 to expand a decades-old phone subsidy program to include broadband internet.

Meanwhile, fantasy sports operators DraftKings and FanDuel are suspending contests on college sports indefinitely in all states as part of a deal with the NCAA.

The Dakota Political Junkies serve up some perspective on the top political headlines for 2015. Scandals in state government. Race relations Rapid City. Madison's cyber-security boom. The Junkies unpack the year and look forward to 2016 with signature intelligence, insight, and wit.

Featuring Seth Tupper ("Rapid City Journal"), Jon Hunter ("Madison Daily Leader"), and Jonathan Ellis ("Sioux Falls Argus Leader").

Dakota Midday: "Cyberwar Threat"

Oct 13, 2015
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The global cyberwar is heating up and the stakes are no longer limited to the virtual world of computers.  With leading defense experts and investigative journalists who have probed the murky realm of criminal and strategic hacking, NOVA looks into the chilling new reality of cyberwar in which no nation or individual is safe from attack.  Kim Zetter, senior staff writer for Wired, joined Dakota Midday Tuesday.  She was interviewed for NOVA's "Cyberwar Threat," which premieres Wednesday night at 8:00 p.m.

100 8th through 12th grade girls are in Madison this week for a summer camp devoted to cyber security. This is the second year for the GenCyber camps sponsored by the National Security Agency and the National Science Foundation. The agencies are interested in filling a need for cyber security experts, both in government and private industry.

U.S. Government Hacked

Jun 5, 2015

Tech Radio host Kent Osborne and "The Computer Guys" discussed the most recent hacking of U.S. Government websites, Windows 10 gains and losses and tips for keeping your information safe when using free WiFi hotspots.  "The Computer Guys" are Joel Broveleit, Amos Aesophe, Jeff Litterick and Osborne.

Tech Radio: iWatch Announcement And CISA Legislation

Mar 20, 2015

"The Computer Guys" gathered to recap the iWatch announcement and visit about other wearables like Disney's MagicBand handy browser on this episode of Tech Radio.  The also visited about recently passed CISA legislation and Bing's choice of Kentucky to win the NCAA Men's Basketball tournament among other topics.

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According to cybersecurity expert Sean McGurk, the greatest threat to the world today is the computer keyboard. In the past, he says, it may have been nuclear weapons. But now that same level of capability is being exercised by lone individuals at their keyboards instead of bombs.

Accelerator Boot Camp

Aug 15, 2014
South Dakota Technology Business Center

Cara Hetland hosted today's Innovation program from the South Dakota Technology Business Center in Sioux Falls where she visited with several entrepreneurs at the annual Accelerator Boot Camp.  Pam Boehm, Entrepreneurship and Incubation Manager at the Technology Business Center, discussed this year's boot camp.

Cyber-physical systems technology is a new field that researchers say will transform the way people interact with engineered systems in the same way the internet has transformed the way people interact with information. But because cyber-physical systems are subject to threats that could undermine the national and economic security of the United States, researchers are looking for ways to strengthen the systems.

Heartbleed

Apr 11, 2014

There's a new vulnerability on the Internet called Heartbleed.  It allows criminals to steal information that would normally be protected when using your browser under SSL (a secure connection).  SDPB's Kent Osborne and "The Computer Guys" discussed Heartbleed among other topics on this edition of Tech Radio.

DakotaCon 2014

Mar 6, 2014

DakotaCon returns to the Dakota State University campus Friday through Sunday in Madison.  DSU is bringing cyber security individuals together for three full days of talks, competitions and training.  In conjunction with the DakotaCon presentations, the North Central Region Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (CCDC) is being held Friday and Saturday on the DSU campus.  The nationally recognized competition focuses on the operational aspect of managing, securing and defending a "commercial" network infrastructure.  DSU network security instructor Kyle Cronin is the project leader for the si

Cyberwar: How The Internet Changes World Conflict

Jan 21, 2014

The South Dakota World Affairs Council plans to examine cybersecurity during its annual symposium this Thursday and Friday in the Volstorff Balroom in the University Student Union at South Dakota State University in Brookings.  Michael McNerney, a cybersecurity, information technology and defense consultant, delivers the Harding Lecture keynote address, "Cyberwar: How the Internet Changes World Conflict," Thursday at 7:00 p.m.  McNerney said cybersecurity is a relitively new discipline of national security and can seem very complex.  He'll be discussing current threats, national policies an

Marketing Spying?

Sep 3, 2013

Is there anything companies can learn from the recent controversy over revelations of the National Security Agency's spying activities?  Eric Holtzclaw, CEO and founder of Laddering Works, a marketing and product strategy firm, argues that the NSA's mistake wasn't the surveillance itself, it was the spin.  Holtzclaw says that we live in an era where the boundaries around privacy and date sharing are being continually eroded.  He says it's not going away and the hard part for companies and institutions is how they handle it.  Holtzclaw is the author of "Laddering: Unlocking the Potential of

Google Glass, Redbox And Tracking Software

Aug 2, 2013

Kent Osborne, host of Tech Radio, and the "Computer Guys," Jeff Litterick, Amos Aesoph, Joel Broveleit and John T. Meyer, visited about Google Glass, tracking software, Black Hat and Redbox among other items.

Cyber Security Tips

Jul 30, 2013

Last week, two high profile South Dakotans had their Twitter accounts hacked. The U.S. Attorney for South Dakota, Brendan Johnson, and Colonel Craig Price, the Superintendent of the South Dakota Highway Patrol, both had their accounts hacked. Johnson fell prey to what's commonly called a phishing scam. That Twitter page he thought he was logging into wasn't official, rather it was a hacker website that copied his password and hijacked his account. Johnson caught the mistake and fixed it quickly.