Cybersecurity Center

2021 Nodakon Event Poster
Nodakon - Oct. 25-29, 2021 (pdf)

Students who complete the degree or certificates listed below will soon be eligible to receive a certificate confirming their completion of the CAE-designated program.
B.S. – Management Information Systems
Certificate in Information Assurance
Certificate in Cyber Security Management

The creation of the MSU Cybersecurity Center will further explore and support cybersecurity topics in education. The center will be a source for news, information, community outreach, training, and dissemination cybersecurity best practices. The mission of the center is to provide:  

  • Program guidance and oversight — It’s critical that our programs continue to meet the highest national academic standards to prepare graduates for the local cybersecurity workforce. We also assist other institutions in developing their programs.
  • General cyber defense information — We provide resources so people can understand what attacks are happening and what they can do to protect themselves.
  • Collaboration and outreach opportunities among students, faculty, area communities, and other institutions — MSU clubs include: Students with Interest in Future Technologies (SWIFT), Computer Science Club, Cyber Squad (cyber competition participants and organizers), Cyber Patriots program, Cyber Awareness Conferences, guest speakers, and other community events. 

  MSU IT Policies

Nodakon Cyber Summit v2.1

October 25th, 2021 Cyber Self Defense Clinic - SWIFT Club

  • 11am – 2pm Central Time
  • 1stFloor Old Main  {Cyber Awareness, Retro Pi gaming, Sticker sales, and Club Information}

 October 26th, 2021  “Why Raspberry PI?” - Dr. Rhona Chicone

 October 26th, 2021 “ A Life of Cyber” - Eirik Felter

 October 27th, 2021 “Bug Bounty Hunter” - Jesse Clark

 October 27th, 2021 “ND Cyber State” - Anthony Aukland

 October 28th, 2021 Cyber Self Defense Clinic - SWIFT Club

  • 11am – 2pm Central Time
  • Beaver Dam Hallway – Student Union - {Cyber Awareness, Retro Pi gaming, Sticker sales, and Club Information}





Cyber Competitions

Cybersecurity Resources


MSU Cybersecurity Center - Old Main

Advisory Board

Cyber Center Faculty:

Dr. Lori Willoughby, Chair BIT
Ph: 701-858-3314

Linda Cresap, PhD, Master of Science in Sports Management
Ph: 701-858-3316

Mr. Chad Fenner, Assistant Professor
Ph: 701-858-3293

Jan Repnow, MS, Assistant Professor
Ph: 701-858-3325

Kristi Berg, PhD Professor
Ph: 701-858-4337

Serena Pontenila, PhD, Assistant Professor
Ph: 701-858-3307

Kyle Bittle, MSIS, Instructor
Ph: 701-858-3217