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Kevin Streff

Kevin Streff

Kevin Streff

Remote Professor/Coordinator for Ph.D. in Cyber Defense


The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences


Ph.D., Capella University
M.B.A., Temple University
B.B.A., Dakota State University


Dr. Streff is Professor and Research Director of PriLab, an interdisciplinary research lab focused on improving data privacy protection. He also serves as Academic Coordinator for the PhD in Cyber Defense program. He has extensive knowledge of the financial services industry, including banking, insurance, and credit operations. Dr. Streff is the founder of three security firms, including Secure Banking Solutions, LLC, Helix Security, LLC, and SBS Cybersecurity, LLC. He also purchased a cyber auditing firm Blu3 Technologies in Little Rock, AR. Dr. Streff is the founder and past president of InfraGard - South Dakota, a partnership program between private industry and the U.S. government.

Dr. Streff has won funding awards through the National Science Foundation, National Security Agency, Small Business Innovation Research, etc. Dr. Streff has testified several times to congressional committees in the field and in Washington DC, helping lawmakers understand the security issues which need attention in the banking sector. He speaks nationally on security issues and solutions relevant to small and medium-sized banks. Dr. Streff has worked with Inc. Magazine, Forbes, CNN, National Public Radio, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal to communicate his ideas.

Research Interests

Security Risk Management
Data Privacy Risk Management
Information Security Programs
Data Privacy Programs
Vendor Management
Cyber Auditing and Testing
Personnel Security and Privacy


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