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. Our goal is simple, we want to help secure county and city networks from cyber attacks through internal and external penetration testing of technology infrastructures.


We are a team of cybersecurity professionals from the Deep Red Lab and DigForCE Lab at DSU MadLabs® dedicated to assisting county and city governments to secure their technology infrastructure. We use applied security research and diverse tactics and techniques in penetration testing, also known as red teaming. We utilize validated and ethical tools and techniques to provide comprehensive security assessments. Together, we can work to stop cyber-attacks before they happen.


Project Boundary Fence identifies network vulnerabilities while also validating current security defenses. PBF will help county and city governments understand their current security posture, reduce cyber risk, facilitate compliance, and improve operational efficiency. We focus on long-term relationships to build an accurate profile of primary business functions, where threats originate, and individual goals of security assessments.


Project Boundary Fence is a partnership between Dakota State University, the South Dakota Attorney General’s office, and the Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) to provide free penetration testing and risk assessments to South Dakota county and city governments. Together, we work to fortify the digital infrastructure and ensure the cybersecurity and resilience of the cities and counties of South Dakota.

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Reveal vulnerabilities an attacker could exploit to gain access to your network and systems.


Prioritized tactical and strategic recommendations address discovered vulnerabilities.


Receive validation of remediation efforts, as well as expert training to improve security defenses.

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