Russian-Based Ransomware Attack Shuts Down East Coast Fuel Pipeline

ANN ARBOR - Former Michigan Chief Information Security officer Dan Lohrmann, now a vice president with Security Mentor, dishes on the ransomware attack against the Colonial Pipeline that carries most of the gas and other fuel used along the US East Coast. It's clear a Russian-based group's ransomware was used, but by who? Fingers points

By |2021-05-11T07:54:36-04:00May 10th, 2021|Cyber Defense, mitechtv|

Nation’s Power Grid Ripe for Ransomware, Other Cyberattacks

WASHINGTON DC - Last week, the Biden administration launched a 100-day plan to strengthen the cybersecurity of the nation’s power grid. The administration wants to increase the cybersecurity of electric utilities’ industrial control systems and secure the sector’s supply chain. At the same time, the U.S. Department of Energy issued a request for information to

By |2021-05-09T18:17:19-04:00May 9th, 2021|Cyber Defense|

Michigan Computer, Math Workers Annual Wage Double Average Of All Other Workers

DETROIT - The median annual wage for computer and math workers is more than double that of all workers in Michigan, a news study from Spanning shows.   Michigan employs 111,930 tech workers who earn a median annual wage of $76,980 compared with the median annual wage for all occupations in Michigan of $38,680, which

By |2021-05-03T18:44:41-04:00May 3rd, 2021|Cyber Defense, STEM|

Women in Defense Michigan Chapter Hosting Operation Warp Speed Director Whicker

DETROIT - WID-MI's monthly virtual program in May will feature Marion G. Whicker is the Chief of Supply, Production and Distribution for Operation Warp Speed - to develop, manufacture and distribute COVID-19 vaccines to 300 million Americans on an accelerated timeline. In her Operation Warp Speed role, Whicker oversees and coordinates efforts to expand and

By |2021-04-26T17:38:29-04:00April 26th, 2021|Cyber Defense|

Richard Stiennon With Russian Hacking Update

ANN ARBOR - Earlier this month, President Biden levied sanctions on a number of Russian technology companies he says hacked the US in an attempt to sway the 2020 election to former president Trump. Biden also said US intelligence confirmed that Russians also hacked Solarwinds and penetrated thousands of organizations globally including multiple parts of

By |2021-04-23T11:11:07-04:00April 23rd, 2021|Cyber Defense, mitechtv|

MI Cyber Patriot Awards, Summer Camps Update

ANN ARBOR - Michigan Cyber Patriot program teaches middle and high school students not only how to protect themselves online from cyber predators, but also provides a grounding for them to the high demand job world of cyber warriors. In this video, Michigan State Director Tamara Shoemaker names the recent award winners for Cyber Patriot

By |2021-04-15T11:01:38-04:00April 15th, 2021|Cyber Defense, mitechtv|

Latest Cyber Hack Of Security Camera Provider Verkada

ANN ARBOR - Cybersecurity expert Richard Stiennon joins Matt and Mike to talk about the latest cyber hacks, including Verkada, a Silicon Valley security startup that provides cloud-based security camera services. The company suffered a major security breach. Hackers gained access to over 150,000 of the company’s cameras, including cameras in Tesla factories and warehouses,

By |2021-03-26T14:43:37-04:00March 26th, 2021|Cyber Defense, mitechtv|

Lightspin Reveals AWS Identity And Access Management Vulnerable To Abuse

TEL AVIV, Israel  - Lightspin announced the results of its research, which discovered a gap between AWS Identity and Access Management user and group policies that an attacker can abuse to take over accounts, delete group members, steal data and shut down services. The research team was able to compromise dozens of accounts by using this

By |2021-03-25T21:19:12-04:00March 25th, 2021|Cyber Defense|

Facebook Adds Hardware Security Key Option Dor iOS, Android

SAN FRANCISCO - Facebook is expanding its support for hardware security keys to iOS and Android devices. The feature, available worldwide starting Thursday, lets you enable two-factor authentication to log into Facebook on a phone or other mobile device using a physical security key. Hardware security keys are a top authentication technique and particularly useful for two-factor authentication because you register them to work

By |2021-03-21T10:08:22-04:00March 21st, 2021|Cyber Defense|

Hackers Release New Jailbreak Tool For Almost Every iPhone

SAN FRANCISCO - An iPhone hacking team has released a new jailbreak tool for almost every iPhone, including the most recent models, by using the same vulnerability that Apple last month said was under active attack by hackers. The Unc0ver team released its latest jailbreak this weekend, and says it works on iOS 11 (iPhone 5s and

By |2021-03-11T20:34:21-05:00March 11th, 2021|Cyber Defense|