Register Today For North American International Cyber Summit

DETROIT - The North American International Cyber Summit 2019 hosted by the state of Michigan, is once again set to take place in the heart of downtown Detroit at TCF Center (formerly Cobo Center) on October 28. As in previous year’s this event will bring together experts from across the globe to address a variety

By |2019-09-28T07:41:03-04:00September 28th, 2019|Cyber Defense, Featured, Politics, Politics/Government|

Davenport U Gets $4 Million Federal Grant For Cybersecurity Scholarships

GRAND RAPIDS–Davenport University has received a five-year, $4 milliongrant from the National Science Foundation to train and educate the nation’s next generation of cybersecurity experts as part of their CyberCorps Scholarship for Service program. Led by Lonnie Decker and Mark McKinnon of Davenport University, and Andrew Rozema of Grand Rapids Community College, the program will

By |2019-09-22T12:59:07-04:00September 22nd, 2019|Cyber Defense|

Cybercrime Support Network Gets Sponsorship From Trend Micro

ANN ARBOR—Cybercrime Support Network,  the national support network and service provider for cybercrime victims, announced a new leadership sponsorship with Trend Micro, a cybersecurity provider. This new sponsorship will provide CSN and Trend Micro an opportunity to serve even more cybercrime and online fraud victims. With an ever-changing IT landscape, riskier user behavior, and ever-evolving threats, it’s

By |2019-09-14T15:01:19-04:00September 14th, 2019|Cyber Defense|

Audit: Cyber Civilian Corps Failing Background Checks, Lack Experience

LANSING - Not all volunteers with the Michigan Cyber Civilian Corps are meeting program requirements, including passing criminal background checks, signing a nondisclosure agreement for confidential security work and failing components of a test which validated their abilities to work with the group. These findings come from an audit released Friday by the Office of the Auditor

By |2019-09-14T13:11:08-04:00September 14th, 2019|Cyber Defense, Featured, Politics/Government|

Allied Universal Acquires Midstate Security

WYOMING - Allied Universal, a security and facility services company, has acquired Midstate Security – a fully integrated electronic security and monitoring systems company based in Wyoming, Michigan, a suburb of Grand Rapids. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. “The addition of Midstate is the first of many steps we are taking to build-out our technology

By |2019-09-05T20:50:29-04:00September 5th, 2019|Cyber Defense, News|

Cybercrime Network Gets New Partner

ANN ARBOR—The Cybercrime Support Network, a nonprofit working for cybercrime victims, has a new partnership with My Computer Works Inc., a national computer support company based in Scottdale, Ariz. CSN officials say the partnership will expand their efforts to meet the cybercrime threats facing millions of individuals and businesses in the United States. Tech support fraud

By |2019-09-05T20:37:09-04:00September 5th, 2019|Cyber Defense|

Report: Smart Buildings Vulnerable To New Malicious Cyber Attack

LAS VEGAS - Critical internet-connected smart building devices used in countless commercial and industrial properties, have been found to be vulnerable to a new malicious attack, according to cybersecurity researcher Bertin Bervis. The vulnerability exploits the properties in the building automation protocol (Bacnet) which enables technicians and engineers performing monitoring, setup changes and remote control

By |2019-08-20T20:10:01-04:00August 19th, 2019|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 |2019-08-18T11:24:41-04:00August 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|