Cyber Defense

Michigan Security Company Identifies ‘Emotet’ As Top Threat

COMMERCE TWP.—The latest Quarterly Threat Landscape report from the managed security services provider Nuspire identified Emotet as the most prevalent activity in the botnet, malware and exploit world in the third quarter, with a 730 percent increase in activity in September after being in a near dormant state. Emotet, a modular banking Trojan, has added

By |2019-11-13T20:07:07-05:00November 13th, 2019|Cyber Defense|

Estonian Team Wins International Cyber Exercise During Cyber Summit

DETROIT - The Michigan National Guard and the Michigan Cyber Range hosted an International Cyber Exercise on October 28 as part of the state’s North American International Cyber Summit. Ten teams from six countries and five states competed in an all-out, fast paced cyber exercise that resembles the physical game of paintball. And the team

By |2019-11-03T19:10:09-05:00November 3rd, 2019|Cyber Defense|

Okemos High School wins Governor’s High School Cyber Challenge

DETROIT - Students from Okemos High School were crowned champions of the 2019 Governor’s High School Cyber Challenge. The top ten teams competed in the final round of the competition today at the North American International Cyber Summit. In the fourth year of the competition, 218 teams consisting of 654 students from all corners of

By |2019-11-02T16:39:34-04:00November 2nd, 2019|Cyber Defense|

Cyber Summit Theme: Taking The Lead – Collaborating to Solve National Cyber Security Problems

DETROIT -  The theme for The North American International Cyber Summit on Oct. 28 is "Taking the Lead: Collaborating to Solve National Cyber Security Problems" – Building partnerships and balancing competition and information sharing for improved security.  This theme will highlight Michigan’s innovations and accomplishments to provide thought leadership on collaborative initiatives. The agenda for

By |2019-10-17T18:02:34-04:00October 17th, 2019|Cyber Defense, Featured, Politics, Politics/Government|

WWJ Cybersecurity Panel At LTU Offers Advice To The ‘Pwned’

SOUTHFIELD—Have you been pwned? Probably. But you’re also in good company, according to panelists on a WWJ Leaders & Innovators discussion on cybersecurity, held Thursday morning at Lawrence Technological University. Using the hacker term for “owned,” panelists recommended checking one’s email at a website,, to see whether personal information had been breached in a

By |2019-10-17T10:39:21-04:00October 17th, 2019|Cyber Defense, ESD|

Feds Shut Down World’s Largest Dark Web Child Porn Website

WASHINGTON — Federal prosecutors have filed multiple charges against a 23-year-old South Korean man accused of running what they call the world's "largest dark web child porn marketplace." The now-shuttered English-language site, called "Welcome to Video," contained more than 200,000 unique videos or almost 8 terabytes of data showing sex acts involving children, toddlers and infants, according to the

By |2019-10-17T09:44:03-04:00October 17th, 2019|Cyber Defense|

Report: US Launched Cyberattack Against Iran After Saudi Oil Strike

WASHINGTON DC - The US reportedly carried out a cyberstrike against Iran following attacks against Saudi oil facilities in September. The cyber operation affected physical hardware and was aimed at Tehran's ability to spread propaganda, Reuters reported on Wednesday, citing two unnamed US officials. The cyberattack, which reportedly took place in late September, appears to be in response to drone and

By |2019-10-16T20:21:27-04:00October 16th, 2019|Cyber Defense|

Cybercrime Support Network Expanding To Three More States

ANN ARBOR—The Cybercrime Support Network announced that it has been funded by the U.S. Department of Justice Victims of Crime Act to expand its Cybercrime Victim Support Initiative to North Carolina, New Jersey, and Mississippi. The expansion is scheduled to take place early next year. Millions of American consumers and small businesses are affected by

By |2019-10-10T18:12:16-04:00October 10th, 2019|Cyber Defense|

Top Ten Finalists Named In Governor’s High School Cyber Challenge

ANN ARBOR - Round 1 of the Governor’s High School Cyber Challenge has closed. The top 10 teams named this week now move on to Round 2 to be hosted during the North American International Cyber Summit Oct. 28 at the TCF Center.   The Governor’s High School Cyber Challenge is designed to test students' knowledge

By |2019-10-04T16:18:13-04:00October 4th, 2019|Cyber Defense|

Altair Names Andrea Siudara New Chief Information Officer

TROY - Altair announced that Andrea Siudara has joined as Chief Information Officer. Siudara will lead Altair’s global information technology team, overseeing Altair's IT systems, enterprise business systems and IT business strategy globally. Additionally, she will support strategic company initiatives as a member of the Altair executive leadership team. Siudara brings nearly 20 years of

By |2019-09-29T19:41:14-04:00September 29th, 2019|Cyber Defense|