South Dakota Roundtable: Rising to Meet the Challenges of Cybersecurity

October 6, 2017

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.), chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, will host a roundtable with cybersecurity experts on Friday, October 13, 2017, at 12:30 p.m. EDT/11:30 a.m. CDT in the Beacom Institute of Technology’s Collaboration Hall at Dakota State University (DSU) in Madison, S.D. The roundtable will serve as an opportunity to highlight the cybersecurity challenges facing U.S. companies as well as relevant academic and research initiatives at DSU. DSU has a nationally recognized cybersecurity education program and is in the midst of an effort to construct a state-of-the-art-facility designed to foster economic development and cybersecurity expertise and facilitate applied cybersecurity research for government and industry. 


Sen. John Thune – Chairman, U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Dr. José Marie Griffiths – President, Dakota State University
Mr. Mark Ryland – Director and Solutions Architect, Amazon Web Services
Mr. Rodney Peterson – Director of the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Mr. Chris Murphy – Lead Counsel & Chief Privacy Officer, General Motors
Mr. David Lieber – Senior Privacy and Cybersecurity Policy Counsel, Google
Mr. Bill Wright – Director of Government Affairs and Senior Policy Counsel, Symantec
Mr. Sunil Seshadri – Senior Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer, Visa, Inc.
Mr. Rick Nath – Site President, Citibank, N.A.

Event Details:

Friday, October 13, 2017
12:30 p.m. EDT/11:30 a.m. CDT
Collaboration Hall in the Beacom Institute of Technology
820 N. Washington Ave.
Madison, S.D.

Media interested in attending the event should contact Katie Lingle (