DSU professors receive NSA Grant
Dr. Bhaskar Rimal (left) and Dr. Yong Wang

The co-directors of one of the labs within the Madison Cyber Labs at Dakota State University in Madison have been awarded a grant for research work. 

Dr. Yong Wang, Associate Professor of Computer & Cyber Sciences at DSU, and Dr. Bhaskar Rimal, Assistant Professor of Computer & Cyber Sciences in The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences, have been awarded a National Security Agency grant for research work that takes place in the PATRIOT Lab, a division of the Madison Cyber Labs.

PATRIOT stands for Protection and Threat Research for the Internet of Things. Their research proposal looks at threat research for Internet of Things, or IoT devices.

Through the research, Wang said that they hope to try to create a product that can be used in the enterprise network to help uniquely identify the device so if the project is successful, they can make a lasting impact.  

Dakota State has the perfect infrastructure for this type of faculty research, but students also directly benefit from the project.  The grant funding allows the professors to hire four graduate students and at least three undergraduates.  The research will benefit the students whether they intend to pursue graduate or post-graduate work, enter business or industry, or go into academics.  The students will also have opportunities to have their work published in high-quality publications and experiences at conferences.