51 Percent Of Malware Exploits Sold On Dark Web For Microsoft Products

SAN FRANCISCO - According to the recent Atlas VPN team findings, 51 percent of exploits sold on underground cybercriminal forums are for Microsoft products. The constantly growing number of published vulnerabilities could mean that the impact of cyberattacks will increase as well. The numbers are based on Trend Micro Research about the rise and imminent fall of

By |2021-07-25T13:23:09-04:00July 25th, 2021|Cyber Defense|

Pegasus Spyware: What To Know About NSO Group’s Phone Surveillance Software

SAN FRANCISCO - It's a doozy of a digital spying case. Security researchers found evidence of attempted or successful installation of Pegasus, software made by an Israeli cybersecurity company, on 37 phones of activists, journalists and businesspeople. They appear to have been the targets of potentially intense secret surveillance by software intended to pursue criminals and terrorists.

By |2021-07-24T13:40:10-04:00July 24th, 2021|Cyber Defense|

Russian Ransomware Websites Shut Down – Who Done It?

ANN ARBOR - In mid July, the Russian-based hacker sites that have triggered a series of ransomware and intelligence gathering hacks targeting US businesses and government went dark. The question is why? Was it the Russian government bringing them down or the work of a US agency? Dan Lohrmann, former Chief Information Security Officer for

By |2021-07-23T11:44:52-04:00July 23rd, 2021|Cyber Defense, mitechtv|

As Ransomware Surge Continues, Where Next for Government?

LANSING - Global leaders want to carve out specific areas of critical infrastructure to be protected under international agreements from cyber attacks. But where does that leave others? "There are ‘four or five steps you could take that could significantly mitigate this risk,’ Falk said. These are patching, multifactor authentication and all the stuff in

By |2021-07-20T12:22:44-04:00July 19th, 2021|Cyber Defense, Guest Columns|

High Paying Michigan CIO Jobs At Executive Search Partners Need Candidates

ANN ARBOR - Gary Erickson, the Managing Partner of Executive Search Partners, said he has 20 jobs openings now for Chief Information Officers and other top tech executive positions, including one in Michigan that pays upwards of $1 million a year. Those jobs are listed at the ESP LinkedIn page. Executive Search Partners was formed

By |2021-07-20T13:25:48-04:00July 19th, 2021|Cyber Defense, mitechtv|

Biden Accuses China Of Hiring Criminal Gangs To Hack Microsoft Exchange

WASHINGTON DC - The Biden administration on Monday blamed China for the cyberattack on the Microsoft Exchange email server software earlier this year. It said hackers linked to China's Ministry of State Security exploited vulnerabilities to "compromise tens of thousands of computers and networks worldwide." Emails were stolen from a vast array of organizations in the Microsoft

By |2021-07-19T18:30:17-04:00July 19th, 2021|Cyber Defense|

Apex Digital Solutions Enters Key Partnerships to Expand Security Capabilities

SOUTHFIELD — Apex Digital Solutions announced  the expansion of its Aegis security services portfolio through the addition of two key security partners: CritialStart, a market-leading Managed Detection and Response provider based in Plano, Texas, as well as Antigen Security, an incident response and recovery engineering firm based in Holt, Michigan. “We aim to empower our customers

By |2021-07-17T12:59:55-04:00July 17th, 2021|Cyber Defense|

How President Biden Needs To Retaliate Against Russian Cyber Attacks

ANN ARBOR - Cybersecurity professional Richard Stiennon suggests several ways that President Biden can respond proportionately to the continued Russian ransomware and cyber hacks of US military and government networks. Those including outing Russian Premier Vladimir Putin's billions of dollars stolen from the Russian people, freezing Russian oligarch's financial assets and even shutting down Russian

By |2021-07-12T18:26:51-04:00July 12th, 2021|Cyber Defense, mitechtv|

Cyber Patriot Summer Camps For Grades 6 – 12

ANN ARBOR - University of Detroit-Marcy Professor Tamara Shoemaker also manages Michigan's Cyber Patriot program. In this video, she updates the national competition, provides details on summer camps, and reaches out to Michigan employers and universities to encourage them to join the program that introduces grade school students to possible cyber security careers. https://youtu.be/upkDrGwaq24 Our

By |2021-06-29T13:54:21-04:00June 29th, 2021|Cyber Defense|