Cyber Defense

Michigan CSO Named As Presidential Candidate Biden’s Senior Security Advisor

WASHINGTON DC - Michigan’s chief security officer, Chris DeRusha, has a new job - he’s the senior cybersecurity advisor for Democrat-presidential candidate Joe Biden. DeRusha was White House senior cybersecurity adviser and held a series of top cybersecurity jobs in the Department of Homeland Security during the Obama administration. Chris DeRusha He also

By |2020-07-10T16:24:35-04:00July 10th, 2020|Cyber Defense, Featured|

Safari Gets New Encryption Option For Network Privacy On iPhones, Macs

CUPERTINO, CA. - Apple's Safari will take advantage later this year of new encryption technology that protects an important type of network communication called DNS. It's part of a broader movement to build privacy into internet technology like email and the web that initially sent sensitive data unprotected. DNS, short for Domain Name System, looks up the numeric

By |2020-06-29T09:12:28-04:00June 28th, 2020|Cyber Defense|

COVID-19 Cyber Hacks – How To Avoid Them

ANN ARBOR - Cybersecurity expert Richard Stiennon - author of There Will Be Cyberwar - provides warnings about how not to get scammed by a criminal or hacked website offering to provide COVID-19 tips, aid, or financial resources. https://youtu.be/FAHQhfrwDCQ?list=PL6GUBIAze2tZWi0oIe3paoFI0uvu5asXf Chief Research Analyst IT-Harvest Nov 2017 – Present2 years 8 months IT-Harvest is an industry analyst firm

By |2020-06-23T15:03:15-04:00June 23rd, 2020|Cyber Defense, mitechtv|

Walsh Master’s Degree In IT Ranked No. 2 In Nation

TROY — Walsh has ranked no. 2 on the list of Top 20 Master’s in Information Technology programs by CyberSecurityMastersDegree.org. Other schools on the list included Carnegie Mellon, Virginia Tech and Illinois Institute of Technology. Schools were ranked based on course offerings, small faculty to student ratio, resources, overall value, student reviews and third-party recognition.

By |2020-06-13T14:56:45-04:00June 13th, 2020|Cyber Defense|

IBM To Withdraw From Facial Recognition Market Out Of Profiling Fears

SAN FRANCISCO - IBM announced Monday that it's withdrawing from the general-purpose facial recognition market, saying it worries that the technology is being used to promote discrimination and racial injustice. "IBM firmly opposes and will not condone uses of any technology, including facial recognition technology offered by other vendors, for mass surveillance, racial profiling, violations of

By |2020-06-09T21:16:22-04:00June 9th, 2020|Cyber Defense|

Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency Takes Steps To Stem Identity Theft

LANSING - The Unemployment Insurance Agency today provided Michigan consumers with resources to help protect against unemployment identity theft and steps to take if they are victim. The agency recently warned residents of attempts by criminals to file imposter claims as part of an international criminal ring reported by the U.S. Secret Service (USSS) to

By |2020-06-06T15:22:02-04:00June 6th, 2020|Cyber Defense, Featured, Politics, Politics/Government|

Michigan Teachers The Real Unsung Heroes In Fight for Cybersecurity

DETROIT - In the last five years I have been working to increase the number of Michigan students in the CyberPatriot program.  During that time, I have run into teachers that go so far and beyond their normal teaching duties it leaves me speechless.  Let me explain. CyberPatriot  is an annual afterschool program from October

By |2020-05-30T13:42:29-04:00May 25th, 2020|Cyber Defense, Guest Columns|

Remote Desktop Protocol Attacks Up 330 Percent Since Start Of COVID-19 Pandemic

LEWES, DE - Atlas VPN released a report that said remote desktop protocol attacks rocketed by 330 percent in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The start of the these attacks increase correlates almost entirely with the start of lockdowns. From March 10, 2020, RDP brute-force attacks spiked in practically all selected countries. In the

By |2020-05-17T11:03:27-04:00May 17th, 2020|Cyber Defense|