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DSU professors serve as cyber security experts for media

February 19, 2015

The professor of DSU are always willing to step into the spotlight and share with the public their expertise. With the escalating rise in cyber crime, the local media have looked to professors at Dakota State for some of the latest updates on how to keep our information safe. Check out these interviews from local news stations below.

Dr. Kevin Streff on credit card security

Cybercrime is a $120 billion industry, with over 25% of this loss coming from debit and credit card fraud.  Dr. Streff was asked to explain some of the innovations Visa, MasterCard, and American Express are working on to reduce fraud, including the new Visa Token Service program, Visa Mobile Location Confirmation innovation, EMV chip-enabled cards, and MasterCard’s Fingerprint Identification System. He also explains what happens to these stolen cards and information.

Dr. Matt Miller on Anthem Hack

Experts think the Anthem hack is potentially the largest cyber attack ever in health care. The hack compromised the names, birth dates, social security numbers, address and emails of up to 80 million patients and employees. Dr. Miller explains how the information was possibly hacked and what will be done with the information.

Michael Ham on small business vulnerability to hackers

Michael Ham talks about being the good guy in hacking and his role as a Certified Expert Penetration Tester.