Cyber Defense

Verizon Sponsoring Ann Arbor-Based Cybercrime Support Group

ANN ARBOR—The Cybercrime Support Network (CSN) has announced a new leadership sponsorship with New York City-based Verizon Communications Inc. Officials with the Ann Arbor-based organization say the sponsorship will allow them to expand its efforts to provide cybercrime and online fraud victims with the help and resources they need. Millions of American consumers and small businesses are

By |2019-08-14T17:11:44-04:00August 14th, 2019|Cyber Defense|

8 States On Course To Use Paperless Voting Equipment Or Machines Without Paper Records In 2020 Elections

WASHINGTON DC - At least eight states are on course to use paperless voting equipment, or machines without paper records, as the primary polling place equipment during the 2020 elections, a report published Tuesday by New York University’s Brennan Center for Justice found. The report said that around 12 percent of Americans, or about 16 million people,

By |2019-08-13T19:27:32-04:00August 13th, 2019|Cyber Defense, Politics/Government|

Cybercrime Support Networks Gets $400,000 Gift

ANN ARBOR—The Cybercrime Support Network, the national voice of cybercrime and online fraud victims, received a gift of $400,000 from Craig Newmark Philanthropies, the organization of Craigslist founder Craig Newmark. With this donation, in addition to $148,000 gifted by Newmark in 2018, CSN can continue to expand its efforts to aid consumers and small businesses that are affected by cybercrime in

By |2019-08-11T17:59:46-04:00August 11th, 2019|Cyber Defense|

US Signal Adds Disaster Recovery As A Service For VMware

GRAND RAPIDS—The data center and connectivity services provider US Signal announced general availability of DRaaS for VMware, its new Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) solution running on VMware technologies. Powered by VMware vCloud Availability, the offering is a unified solution built to offer simple, more secure, and cost-effective onboarding, migration, and disaster recovery services for multi-tenant

By |2019-07-30T16:40:55-04:00July 30th, 2019|Cyber Defense|

Kent County Gets Cybercrime Hotline

GRAND RAPIDS—Officials from the Heart of West Michigan United Way and the Ann Arbor-based Cybercrime Support Network were joined by local and state law enforcement and government officials Tuesday to announce the launch of Michigan’s first cybercrime support and recovery hotline. The new system allows Kent County residents to dial 2-1-1 to report and find resources to recover from

By |2019-07-25T13:00:07-04:00July 25th, 2019|Cyber Defense|

US Signal Survey: 83 Percent Of Organizations Faced Web Attack In Last 2 years

GRAND RAPIDS—The Grand Rapids data center services provider US Signal Co. LLC has released its 2019 State of Web and DDoS Attacks survey. The study—which included data derived from more than 100 IT decision makers in U.S.-based companies with up to 750 employees—revealed that 83 percent of organizations have experienced a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack within

By |2019-07-26T09:42:31-04:00July 25th, 2019|Cyber Defense, Featured|

DTMB Releases State’s Long-Term Job Outlook

LANSING - The Department of Technology, Management and Budget released the latest long-term regional employment projections to a crowd of state policy and decision makers at the Michigan Occupational Outlook Conference. Based on the projections, the annual Career Outlook publication provides information for careers that will be in the highest demand by education group through

By |2019-07-14T18:20:02-04:00July 14th, 2019|Cyber Defense, Politics, Politics/Government|

Michigan 2019 North American International Cyber Summit Oct. 28

DETROIT - The 2019 North American International Cyber Summit, has been announced for Monday, October 28, at the Cobo Center in downtown Detroit. This year’s event will mark the eighth summit in Michigan bringing together experts from across the globe to address a variety of cybersecurity issues impacting the world of business, education, information technology,

By |2019-07-14T18:20:02-04:00July 14th, 2019|Cyber Defense, Featured|

Seventh Annual Cybersecurity Purple Event July 17 In Grand Rapids

GRAND RAPIDS  – Many of the region’s best cybersecurity professionals who respond to in-the-moment cyber threats against our state, local governments, schools and businesses will gather to exercise their skills and compete in the Seventh Annual Purple Event on July 17 at the Cyber Hub at WMCAT (West Michigan Center for Arts + Technology). Anyone

By |2019-07-14T18:20:03-04:00July 14th, 2019|Cyber Defense|

Secure-24 Buys SAP Managed Services Provider

SOUTHFIELD—A unit of the Southfield-based managed services provider Secure-24 has purchased Symmetry Holding Inc., a Brookfield, Wis.-based provider of SAP managed services. Secure-24 is a subsidiary of the Tokyo-based telecommunications firm NTT Communications Corp. Secure-24 officials said Symmetry possesses extensive expertise in SAP managed services, which it delivers to large enterprise clients in diverse industries

By |2019-06-27T15:53:30-04:00June 27th, 2019|Cyber Defense|