Cyber Defense

Getting A Properly Educated Workforce Is Vital For Michigan’s Future

DETROIT - This past summer I had the honor of being asked to join a state of Michigan multi-department working group.  The state had received funding focused on K-12 cybersecurity education from the National Governor’s Association. The Governor’s Association, which was founded in 1908 as the voice of the leaders of 55 states, territories, and

By |2020-11-18T15:08:31-05:00November 18th, 2020|Cyber Defense, Guest Columns|

Cyberattack Triggered Global shutdowns For Steelcase, Potential To Delayed Shipments

GRAND RAPIDS — A recent cyberattack caused global operations for office furniture manufacturer Steelcase Inc. to shut down for two weeks, according to new information the company submitted to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Steelcase’s latest Form 8-K filed today highlights the devastation that ensued after the company reported the attack on Oct. 22. In that

By |2020-11-13T17:47:56-05:00November 13th, 2020|Cyber Defense|

FBI: Hackers Stole Source Code From US Government Agencies, Private Companies

SAN FRANCISCO - The Federal Bureau of Investigation has sent out a security alert warning that threat actors are abusing misconfigured SonarQube applications to access and steal source code repositories from US government agencies and private businesses. FBI is investigating more than 1,000 cases of Chinese theft of US technology US officials talk about all

By |2020-11-13T17:40:44-05:00November 13th, 2020|Cyber Defense|

Brom Stibitz Michigan CIO On “A” Grades From Digital States Survey

ANN ARBOR - The State Of Michigan again earned "A" grades from the Center for Digital Government for the sixth straight time, only one of two states to be accorded this honor. Brom Stibitz the Michigan CIO joins Matt Roush and Mike Brennan on MITech TV to discuss what this means for the state and

By |2020-11-13T10:41:59-05:00November 13th, 2020|Cyber Defense, mitechtv, Politics, Politics/Government|

Duo Report Finds Changing Security Landscape As Pandemic Forces Remote Work

ANN ARBOR—A new report on the growing shift to remote digital work from Duo Security, the Ann Arbor-based IT security firm now part of Cisco Systems Inc., finds a shift away from a widely used type of two-factor authentication, a rise in biometric authentication, and continued growth of cloud-based applications. Duo officials say the security

By |2020-11-12T19:41:18-05:00November 12th, 2020|Cyber Defense, Featured|

Michigan CyberPatriot Program Seeks Professional Mentors For Students

ANN ARBOR - Tamara Shoemaker, who runs the Michigan CyberPatriot program, said the 13 chapters around the state need cyber professionals to serve as mentors. Since everything is done online, travel is not a factor, just carving out the time. https://youtu.be/hFMkZ992gLg?list=PL6GUBIAze2tZWi0oIe3paoFI0uvu5asXf   Cyber Patriot's Mission:   Tamara Shoemaker, Crimefighter To increase the number

By |2020-11-18T11:47:03-05:00November 5th, 2020|Cyber Defense, mitechtv|

Election CyberSecurity – Can The Election Machines Get Hacked?

ANN ARBOR - Cybersecurity experts Dan Lohrmann and Richard Stiennon joins Mike Brennan and Matt Roush to discuss election cybersecurity. Can Russians, Chinese, Iraqis and other nation states as well as black hats throw a digital monkey wrench into the US elections Nov. 3? A timely discussion you want to watch. Dan Lohrmann - Chief Strategist

By |2020-10-25T14:05:31-04:00October 25th, 2020|Cyber Defense, mitechtv|

Michigan 16th Most State Affected By Cybercrime

WASHINGTON DC - Cybercrime is a massive global industry, reaching $3.5 billion in damages from reported incidents in 2019. Safety.com consulted the 2019 FBI Internet Crime Report to uncover the states most affected by cybercrime. The report provides statistics for every state regarding the number of victims, number of cybercriminals, total losses, and total earnings

By |2020-10-15T18:10:19-04:00October 15th, 2020|Cyber Defense|

Notre Dame Prep, Okemos, Canton Win High School Cyber Challenge

ANN ARBOR—High school teams from across Michigan competed virtually in the finals of the Governor’s High School Cyber Challenge, a cybersecurity competition hosted by the state of Michigan. The 10 qualifying teams, composed of up to three students each, completed challenges designed to test their knowledge of information technology and cybersecurity. The competition scores were

By |2020-10-09T11:29:18-04:00October 9th, 2020|Cyber Defense|

Northern Michigan University Cybersecurity Institute Gets New Partner

MARQUETTE—Officials at Northcross Group, a provider of cybersecurity and business management services, announced an academic partnership with Northern Michigan University. The partnership will help develop cybersecurity skills in the next generation of cyber professionals through internship opportunities and contributions to NMU’s academic programs and the Upper Peninsula Cybersecurity Institute. Working with today’s COVID limitations on

By |2020-10-04T20:26:24-04:00October 4th, 2020|Cyber Defense|