Cyber Defense

2018: The Year Privacy Took Center Stage

OKEMOS - As widely predicted, anticipated and even celebrated (by some), the biggest cybersecurity stories in 2018 were all about privacy. But STOP. Before you click or jump to another article, this year-end cyber-round-up is NOT a rehash of GDPR and other new global regulations. For the most part. Dan Lohrmann There is no doubt that new

By |2018-12-15T16:40:55+00:00December 14th, 2018|Cyber Defense, Guest Columns|

Bills Require Consumer Notification 45 Days After Data Breached

LANSING – Banks, businesses, government agencies and nonprofits that suffer a data security breach would have 45 days to inform all of their impacted customers, under a pair of bills reported out of the House Financial Services Committee Wednesday. HB 6405 and HB 6406, sponsored by Committee Chair Diana Farrington (R-Utica) and Rep. Joseph Graves

By |2018-12-06T20:17:13+00:00December 6th, 2018|Cyber Defense, Small Business Association of Michigan|

Internet Data Security Provider Censys Lands $2.6 Million In Seed Funding

ANN ARBOR — Censys Inc., the provider of Internet security data, announced a $2.6 million seed funding round led by GV, formerly known as Google Ventures, and Greylock Partners, a Menlo Park, Calif. venture capital firm, along with several angel investors. The funding will help Censys collect more data and provide more insights for customers,

By |2018-11-29T20:08:17+00:00November 29th, 2018|Cyber Defense, ESD|

Before You Head To The Airport For Your Thanksgiving Travels Read These Warnings

SAN FRANCISCO - Some of the busiest travel days of the year in the US are over the Thanksgiving and winter holidays. CNET.Com says lots of people at airports will be using their smartphones to surf the net and charge their devices ahead of a long flight. That makes airports prime targets for hackers. Here are a few tips

By |2018-11-15T17:16:13+00:00November 15th, 2018|Cyber Defense, Guest Columns|

Duo Security Achieves Federal Certification Milestone

ANN ARBOR — Duo Security, the Ann Arbor technology security provider, announced its entrance into the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) authorization process, with sponsorship from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). Duo’s cloud-based Duo Access product, which offers federal agencies an alternative to traditional card and token-based authentication methods with two-factor authentication

By |2018-11-08T18:09:34+00:00November 8th, 2018|Cyber Defense|

Cadillac Students Win Governor’s High School Cyber Challenge

DETROIT - Students from Cadillac High School on Oct. 29 were crowned champion of Gov. Rick Snyder’s High School Cyber Challenge after defeating 201 other teams that competed in the third year of the competition. The finals were held during the  seventh North American International Cyber Summit that brought together more than 850 participants to

By |2018-10-29T21:41:45+00:00October 29th, 2018|Cyber Defense, Politics|

State Of Cybersecurity: Stiennon Talks Russian Hackers, Embedded Spy Chips, Like War

ROYAL OAK – Cybersecurity expert Richard Stiennon returns on M2 TechCast to update the latest cybersecurity threats. Richard Stiennon  In this segment, Richard discusses: “LikeWar,” a new book by Peter Singer and Emerson Brooking The Department of Justice indictment of Russian GRU (military intelligence) hackers The Bloomberg report about embedded chips in Super Micro boards. 

By |2018-10-16T18:51:21+00:00October 16th, 2018|Cyber Defense, M2 TechCast, Podcasts|

2018 North American International Cyber Summit Cobo Center Oct. 29

DETROIT - The North American International Cyber Summit 2018 hosted by Michigan Governor Rick Snyder on Oct. 29 will bring together experts from across the globe to address a variety of cyber-security issues impacting the world. The theme for 2018 is – Taking the Lead: Collaborating to Solve National Cyber Security Problems – Building partnerships

By |2018-10-16T18:51:42+00:00October 16th, 2018|Cyber Defense|

New Hub On Michigan Cyber Range Opens In Grand Rapids

GRAND RAPIDS - A new cyber range went live this week in Grand Rapids, yet another hub for the Michigan Cyber Range managed by Merit Network. The hub is located at the West Michigan Center for Arts and Technology and co-sponsored by the Michigan Defense Center, a branch of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation.  “WMCAT

By |2018-10-11T15:01:43+00:00October 11th, 2018|Cyber Defense, Featured|

The Severe Shortage of Cybersecurity Professionals is a Key Risk to Our Nation’s Security

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The unprecedented demand for well-trained cybersecurity workers continues to grow. Some experts predict that there will be a global shortage of two million cybersecurity professionals by next year. This is critical considering the increase in cyberattacks and the erosion of consumer trust in the ability to protect the internet. Enlisting the next

By |2018-10-11T12:38:20+00:00October 11th, 2018|Cyber Defense|