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Malware Discovery Reversing and Disruption (MADRID)

The mission of the MADRID Lab is to provide an initial analysis of suspect, unknown, or malicious software, along with the ability for deep technical analysis.

Josh Stroschein

Josh Stroschein

Associate Professor


The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences


D.Sc. Cyber Security, Dakota State University, 2017
M.S. Information Assurance, Dakota State University, 2014
B.S. Computer Science & Criminal Justice, University of South Dakota, 2005


Dr. Josh Stroschein teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in cyber security with a focus on malware analysis, reverse engineering and software exploitation. His research interests include malware analysis and software exploitation. Outside of DSU, you can find Josh providing training at such venues as BlackHat USA, DerbyCon, Hack-In-The-Box and ToorCon.


Office Location: East Hall
Phone: 605-256-5838