DSU President to provide testimony in U.S. Senate Committee hearing

Dakota State University President Dr. José-Marie Griffiths is scheduled to provide testimony in a U.S. Senate Committee hearing today.  U.S. Senator John Thune, chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, will convene a hearing entitled “Complex Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities: Lessons Learned from Spectre and Meltdown”.  The hearing will review cybersecurity issues raised in response to the Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities, such as challenges with conducting complex coordinated vulnerability disclosure and supply chain cybersecurity, and how best to coordinate cybersecurity efforts going forward.

The hearing follows a letter sent by Thune and Senator Bill Nelson of Florida, ranking member of the Commerce Committee, to 12 organizations about the Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities and the steps taken to mitigate the vulnerabilities.

Last fall, Thune hosted a cybersecurity roundtable at DSU with President Griffiths and some technology experts from Google, Amazon, Visa, and General Motors.

The hearing will start at 10:00 Eastern Time/9:00 Central Time Wednesday morning.

Livestream of the hearing