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  Breaking News

Hackers Access Wireless Controls Of Tesla Model S
BEIJING – Hackers have succeeded in attacking a car, the Tesla Model S, Chinese security giant Qihoo 360 Security Technology announced last week. Can highly wired vehicles made by Detroit automakers be far behind?


Arbor Networks: DDoS Attacks Set Six-Month Record
ANN ARBOR - Arbor Networks reported that the number of distributed denial-of-service events topping 20Gbps in the first half of the year doubled in comparison to all of 2013, making the first half of 2014 the highest number and most intense DDoS attacks on record.


NSA Looking For A few Good (And Trustworthy) College Recruits
WASHINGTON DC - The National Security Agency is looking to grow its ranks with highly-trained college students. The government agency announced Tuesday that it has chosen five new schools to host its specialized Centers of Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations Program. None are in Michigan.


Michigan State University Miss Media Summer Camp Gives Girls Exposure To Range Of Technology Media
EAST LANSING - Michigan State University welcomed dozens of girls from ages 12 to 18 this summer to explore Science, Technology, Engineering and Math in new ways at the Miss Media Michigan summer camp.


Walsh IAC Co-Founder Poulios Retires; To Remain Active In Cyber Security
TROY - Nanette Poulios, Director of Information Assurance Center Associate Professor BIT Department at Walsh College, has retired, but plans to stay active in the cyber security world.


Wolverine World Wide To Shutter 140 Stores: Focus On eTail Sales
ROCKFORD – As if you didn’t need yet another example of how the economy is shifting from bricks and mortar to online sales, Wolverine World Wide said it plans to shut down about 140 stores over the next 18 months and focus selling its distinctive footwear on the Internet. The company also cut its earnings and revenue outlook for the year.


Internet Advisor Podcast: ITC Wind Power, Step IT Up America, MITechNews.Com Headlines
DETROIT – Internet Advisor Podcast: Ron Hinsley, ITC V.P. of IT and CIO explains the role of ITC in bringing power and development to Michigan through projects like the Thumb Loop; Step “IT” Up America-- “Social Empowerment Through Technology;” MITechNews.Com headlines from Editor Mike Brennan.


MITechNews.Com Internet Advisor News Updates Now Available As Podcasts
GRAND RAPIDS – If you missed the MITechNews.Com headline report on the Internet Advisor as heard on WJR 760 AM in Detroit and over the Michigan Talk Network then we have you covered. It is now available as a webcast.

  Cyber Defense

SunTel Services Adds Video Surveillance Offering And Support Team
TROY - SunTel Services has expanded its service to include video surveillance platforms to help assist its customers meet the changing demands of company security.


Advice For The Incoming CISO Of Target
BIRMINGHAM - There is no task more difficult for a CISO than stepping into that role at a large organization that has never had a CISO and has recently experienced a devastating breach that is at least partly responsible for the departure of senior IT management and the CEO.


Consumers Energy Rated Top Midwest Environmental Champion
JACKSON - An independent national survey has ranked Consumers Energy as the top "environmental champion" among providers of electricity and natural gas in the Midwest.


Warner Norcross Hosts Environmental Law Briefing in Midland
MIDLAND - The law firm Warner Norcross & Judd LLP will host an Environmental Law Briefing Aug. 6 in Midland where attorneys from the firm’s Resources, Energy and Environment Practice Group will provide updates on state and federal laws and regulations.

  Entrepreneur's Corner

Plymouth Ventures Closes $60 Plus Million Venture Partners III Fund
ANN ARBOR - Plymouth Ventures has closed Plymouth Venture Partners III, surpassing its fundraising target of $60 million. The fund will invest in growth stage businesses located in the Great Lakes region.


Blaze Medical Devices To Present At Chicago's AdvMed 2014
BLOOMFIELD HILLS - Great Lakes Angels announced Monday that one of its portfolio companies, Blaze Medical Devices, has been selected to present at AdvaMed 2014 in Chicago in October.


MichBio Grand Rapids BioMixer Created Great Lifesciences Networking
ANN ARBOR - In Mid-June, GRCurrent, the Grand Rapids SmartZone based at GVSU’s Cook-DeVos Health Sciences Center, graciously hosted a BioMixer. The food and beverage had a distinctly World Cup flare and a flat screen hook-up allowed attendees to keep tabs on the games being played. It all made for good networking and a fun time. Thanks to Kevin, Jeff, Bonnie, Felip, Stan and the other staff for their hospitality and support!


Ilitch Donates $8.5 Million To Develop Innovative Surgical Tech At WSU
DETROIT - Wayne State University’s department of surgery at the School of Medicine has received an $8.5 million grant from Mike and Marian Ilitch to develop innovative surgery technologies, the university announced Wednesday.


Snyder, Paulson Urge Greater Foreign Investment For State
LANSING - Speaking to the Detroit Economic Club, Governor Rick Snyder and former U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson urged Michigan economic leaders to become more globally connected.


Another Poll Shows Close Governor's Race, Peters Leading Senate Race
WASHINGTON DC - The gubernatorial race between Republican Governor Rick Snyder and Democratic challenger Mark Schauer is within the margin of error, and Democratic U.S. Rep. Gary Peters is extending his lead over Republican Terri Land in the U.S. Senate race, according to a new poll.

  New Products/Contracts

Altair To Acquire Visual Solutions
TROY - Altair plans to acquire Visual Solutions, makers of VisSim, an innovative visual language for mathematical modeling, simulation, and model-based embedded system development used by scientists and engineers around the world. The transaction is expected to close by the end of July. Terms were not announced.


Herman Miller To Acquire Design Within Reach For $154 Million
ZEELAND - Herman Miller announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Design Within Reach, a Stamford, Connecticut-based marketer and seller of modern furniture, lighting and accessories, for $154 million in cash.

  Guest Columns

IDC Comment: Apple And IBM Will Make Formidable Combination For Enterprise Mobility
LONDON - Apple and IBM announced a strategic partnership whereby IBM will sell iPhones and iPads to its business customers, and will develop cloud services optimized for Apple’s iOS. Apple will provide hardware support for devices through a dedicated large-enterprise AppleCare program.


Seeing The Entire Elephant: Or, You’re Not Secure If You’re Not Secure
DETROIT - Almost everybody thinks that the systems that power our society are secure. Nonetheless, computer crime has officially surpassed the drug trade for profitability and God only knows what the world’s various nation states are up to when it comes to stealing each other’s secrets.

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