Dakota digital discussions

A series of webinars that will respond to the ongoing impacts that digitization, artificial intelligence, and autonomous systems are having on our society.

From December 6, 2022

The Dakota Digital Discussions are going to be monthly TED Talk kinds of events that will focus on the implications of the rapid digital transformation of our society.

Professor Marcus Fries’s discusses the history, current state and future of cryptography, which secures all electronic communications from banking transactions to Bitcoin to internet searches to messaging and email to military communications. He also examines the proposed EARN IT Act, which he argues would undermine encryption’s capacity to provide online privacy and security.

Marcus Fries, PhD, is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Dickinson State University. Prof. Fries earned a BS in Mathematics at NDSU and then an MS and PhD, with an emphasis on representation theory and algebraic geometry, at Northeastern University. He
served as Associate Professor at Eastern Nazarene College for 12 years and as Chair of Mathematics, Physics and Computer Science.

The Dakota Digital Discussions is an offspring of the Dakota Digital Academy (DDA). The DDA was founded to help students and professionals develop and
upskill cyber knowledge and skills.