Meet the Presenter: Ashley Podhradsky

Meet the Presenter: Ashley Podhradsky

During her presentation at the 2022 ICBSD Black Hills Retreat, Ashley Podhradsky will provide an overview on Project Boundary Fence. Project Boundary Fence is a free resource for South Dakota county and city governments provided by the Attorney General’s Office of South Dakota. The goal of the project is to help secure county and city networks from cyber attacks through external penetration testing on outward facing technology infrastructures.

Meet Ashley Podhradsky

Dr. Ashley Podhradsky is the Vice President for Research & Economic Development at Dakota State University. She is also a member of the First Bank & Trust Board of Directors. Dr. Podhradsky has been an invited speaker for agencies and events including Women in CyberSecurity, InfraGard, and Women in Cyber Security (WiCyS), and the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media. Her research teams have received millions in competitive grants from the NSA and NSF for research and outreach programs. In addition to her academic and professional work, she has a strong passion for increasing gender diversity in cybersecurity. She is the co-founder of CybHER, an cyber outreach program which has reached thousands of people from K-12 to college age and beyond. Some of this is accomplished through the annual GenCyber: Girls in CybHER Security, a free program sponsored by the NSA. Dr, Podhradsky was the recipient of the EmBe 2017 “Young Woman of Achievement,” The 2017 Merrill Hunter Award for Excellence in Research, is a 2017 and 2018 New America Cybersecurity Fellow. She was also named an American Association for the Advancement of Science IF/THEN Ambassador in 2019. Through this program, she is one of 120 women in STEM featured around the country with a life-size statue.

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Born to Bank: 2022 ICBSD Black Hills Retreat

Designed with community in mind, this three day event is rich with actionable education sessions, entertaining special events for the entire family and endless opportunities to network with banking professionals all in the heart of our beautiful state!