DSU students chosen to attend world’s largest security conference

Two Dakota State University graduate students have been chosen to attend the world’s largest security conference.

Katie Shuck and Kanthi Narukonda will be among more than 40-thousand people attending the RSA Conference in San Francisco at the end of February. 

Narukonda is an information systems doctoral student in DSU’s College of Business and Information Systems, while Shuck is a cyber defense master’s degree student in The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences.

The opportunity for the two students to attend the conference came about through the efforts of DSU faculty, Dr. Pam Rowland and Dr. Ashley Podhradsky, who secured a new partnership for DSU to be included in the RSAC Security Scholar Program. This will provide Narukonda and Shuck with airfare, hotel, conference pass, and some expenses. 

There are more than fifteen sessions offered in each time slot of the four-day conference, on topics such as hands-on labs, professional growth, personal development, and industry specific.  The two women will attend the conference February 24th through the 28th.