Cyber Defense

Cybersecurity Expert Stiennon’s Latest Book: Secure Cloud Transformation

BIRMINGHAM - IT-Harvest Press, an imprint of analyst firm IT-Harvest, is launching Secure Cloud Transformation: The CIO's Journey at the 2019 RSA Conference in San Francisco, March 4th. The book, written by industry analyst Richard Stiennon, documents the cloud transformation journey of 16 digital pioneers at some of the largest organizations in the world. "When an enterprise embarks on their cloud

By |2019-02-15T13:37:02+00:00February 15th, 2019|Cyber Defense|

Project Raven – US Mercenaries Working For UAE To Hack Enemies – Stiennon Tells All

ROYAL OAK - Cybersecurity experts Richard Stiennon takes a deep dive into Project Raven - a team of American mercenaries hired by the United Arab Emirates to hack its enemies. The story is non-fiction, but sounds like a fictionalized cyber spy novel.  He also updates other scary cyber threats like the Apple Facetime bug that

By |2019-02-09T18:07:15+00:00February 9th, 2019|Cyber Defense, M2 TechCast, Podcast - Diva Tech Talk, Podcasts|

WMU To Offer Online IT Security Certification Program

KALAMAZOO —Western Michigan University plans to launch an online program designed to improve the ability of I.T. professionals to protect against and mitigate hacks and data breaches. The eight-week, online certification program from WMU’s Haworth College of Business and College of Engineering and Applied Sciences starts in March and consists of four courses in high-demand cybersecurity specialties. WMU

By |2019-01-28T08:09:07+00:00January 28th, 2019|Cyber Defense, IoT|

Cybersecurity Expert Lohrmann Makes His 2019 Predictions

ROYAL OAK - Cybersecurity expert Dan Lohrmann, former Chief Information Security Officer for the state of Michigan, provides his cybersecurity predictions for 2019. Lohrmann now works in the private sector for Security Mentor. Dan Lohrmann To listen, click on

By |2019-01-21T07:34:37+00:00January 20th, 2019|Cyber Defense, M2 TechCast, Podcasts|

Shutdown Threatens Even More Government Websites

WASHINGTON DC - The government shutdown, now in its 25th day, continues to affect the security of federal websites, and the number of impacted sites has jumped. Netcraft, a UK-based web security company, noted last week that it had found more than 80 US government websites operating with expired security certificates, a situation that could

By |2019-01-19T16:09:05+00:00January 19th, 2019|Cyber Defense|

Comcast Xfinity xFi Uses AI To Block Cyber Threats Connected To Home Network

PHILADELPHIA – Comcast has launched nationally Xfinity xFi Advanced Security, an artificial-intelligence-powered service that monitors, blocks and informs customers of online threats to connected devices, and is said to provide seamless digital protection for those devices when connected to their home network. By 2022, Cisco estimates that there will be more than 13 connected devices

By |2019-01-11T18:49:30+00:00January 11th, 2019|Cyber Defense|

Credit Report Provider Adds False Identity Alert

FARMINGTON HILLS — Farmington Hills-based 700Credit, LLC, the provider of credit reports and compliance, prescreening and consumer pre-qualification products and services, announced a new product to identify and combat synthetic fraud using a suite of synthetic identity detection rules to prevent criminals from continuing to hide behind false identities. Synthetic ID is an emerging form

By |2019-01-10T16:29:44+00:00January 10th, 2019|Cyber Defense, ESD|

Cybersecurity Update From Richard Stiennon, eCommerce Safeguards, Offensive Cyber Weapons

ROYAL OAK - Cybersecurity expert Richard Stiennon scares the hell out of the M2 Techcast audience with updates on the latest cybersecurity threats, including eCommerce. Stiennon, the founder two decades ago of Rust Net, provides tips on how to keep your financial information safe from hackers. He also discusses how nation states are creating an

By |2018-12-27T15:35:53+00:00December 27th, 2018|Cyber Defense, Featured, M2 TechCast, Podcasts|

The Top 19 Security Predictions For 2019

OKEMOS - What will happen in the future?  Technology is opening many new doors as we head into 2019. Using artificial intelligence, robots and big data, we are curing diseases, finding new galaxies and feeding more people. The world is radically transforming before our eyes. In cyberspace, new 5G networks, unprecedented data collection and cloud computing resources

By |2018-12-26T16:40:43+00:00December 26th, 2018|Cyber Defense, Featured, Guest Columns|

Justice Department Charges Chinese With Cybercrimes That Pose National Threat

WASHINGTON DC - The US Justice Department has charged two Chinese nationals with cybercrimes, citing the threat they pose to national security These Chinese nationals, who the Department of Justice believes are working in association with the country's government as part of a hackinggroup called APT10, are accused of stealing information from at least 45 US tech companies

By |2018-12-20T17:20:41+00:00December 20th, 2018|Cyber Defense|