Cyber Defense

Stock Options, IPOs and Acquisitions Accelerate Cybertalent Divide

LANSING - Everywhere you look, cybersecurity is booming. There are the scary, dark sides of this story, with data breaches being reported almost daily, foreign actors trying to influence our elections and smart cities needing more protection. But there are also huge professional success stories with companies and people working in cybersecurity that are making national headlines. Here are two examples

By |2018-08-17T12:40:52+00:00August 17th, 2018|Cyber Defense, Guest Columns|

From Critical Infrastructure to Elections to Autos: Management of Cyber-Risk Takes Center Stage

LANSING - At a Cyber Summit in NYC this past week, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that they are establishing a new joint center to provide a centralized home for collaborative, sector-specific and cross-sector risk management efforts to better protect critical infrastructure. The fact sheet regarding this new DHS Center can be seen here.

By |2018-08-17T10:44:41+00:00August 17th, 2018|Cyber Defense, Guest Columns|

Chinese Hack Alaskan Government Networks Before Trade Mission

BEIJING, China - As Alaskan leaders headed to China to discuss trade deals, Chinese hackers were swarming their US networks, security researchers said. Researchers from Recorded Future said they discovered Chinese hackers targeting the Alaskan state government, as well as the state's Department of Natural Resources and energy, telephone and communications companies. The cybersecurity firm said it

By |2018-08-20T08:03:19+00:00August 16th, 2018|Cyber Defense|

Google Made The Titan Key To Toughen Up Your Online Security

SAN FRANCISCO - When Google boasted that none of its 85,000-plus employees had their accounts hacked since early 2017, it was all thanks to an early version of a security key the company was testing. And now the latest version of that security key will be available for the world to use. In an exclusive hands-on,

By |2018-07-27T07:45:58+00:00July 27th, 2018|Cyber Defense|

WMU Partners With Merit To Offer Cybersecurity Training, Certification

KALAMAZOO — Western Michigan University is expanding educational opportunities in cybersecurity under a new collaboration with Ann Arbor-based Merit Network Inc., a nonprofit organization providing high-performance computer networking and related services to educational, government, health care, and nonprofit organization. Under the collaboration, WMU will offer noncredit, online professional development courses in cybersecurity training. Registration for

By |2018-07-26T15:21:26+00:00July 26th, 2018|Cyber Defense, ESD|

Manufacturers Invest In Cybersecurity To Protect Intellectual Property

GRAND RAPIDS - By making a significant investment in cybersecurity, West Michigan manufacturers can avoid having their sensitive information getting into the wrong hands. Just ask Jessica Dore, a principal in technology risk management in Grand Rapids at accounting and consulting firm Rehmann LLC. Dore works on the firm’s Corporate Investigative Services unit that performs cybersecurity

By |2018-07-26T14:51:48+00:00July 26th, 2018|Cyber Defense|

Walsh College Adds 3 Leaders To Its IT-Decision Sciences Department

TROY - Walsh College has added three professionals to its Information Technology-Decision Sciences Department leadership team with decades of diverse experience to help prepare its graduates for careers in cybersecurity, automotive cybersecurity, business information systems and more. Joining the team are Dave Schippers, Thomas Petz and Christopher Heiden.   “We’ve developed curriculum that blends academic

By |2018-07-26T14:33:09+00:00July 26th, 2018|Announcements/New Products, Cyber Defense|

Cybersecurity Expert Stiennon Explains Russian GRU Hacking Of US Election

ROYAL OAK - A dozen Russian military security agents - more commonly called the GRU - were indicted by Special Counsel Robert Mueller earlier this month for spearfishing attacks against the hundreds of staff members at the Democratic National Committee in 2016 is unusual in that it discloses the methods used by the National Security

By |2018-07-24T15:16:47+00:00July 24th, 2018|Cyber Defense, M2 TechCast, Podcasts|

Hackers Working For Russia Gain Access To US Electric Utilities Control Rooms

WASHINGTON DC - Hackers working for Russia were able to gain access to the control rooms of US electric utilities last year, allowing them to cause blackouts, federal officials tell the Wall Street Journal. The hackers -- working for a state-sponsored group previously identified as Dragonfly or Energetic Bear -- broke into utilities' isolated networks by

By |2018-07-24T14:55:00+00:00July 24th, 2018|Cyber Defense|

Duo Security, CyberArk Expand Cybersecurity Packages

ANN ARBOR - Duo Security’s flagship zero-trust product – Duo Beyond – now integrates with the CyberArk Privileged Access Security Solution, empowering organizations to evaluate the security hygiene of a device before granting access to further extend security and reinforce consistent policy enforcement. The pact was announced this week. The integration also gives organizations the

By |2018-07-20T09:41:04+00:00July 20th, 2018|Cyber Defense, ESD|