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    TLI Director Dr. Massoud Amin Reacts to Ukraine Cyberattack that Spread Internationally

    Following the worldwide cyberattack on June 27, with Ukraine at the center of the digital battlefield, reporters at Kare11 interviewed TLI Director Dr. Massoud Amin for insight about ransomware attacks. Dr. Amin, a cybersecurity expert who has briefed the Department of Defense about similar threats, says security patches and individual awareness and caution are critical.

    Video courtesy of Kare 11.

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    TLI Director Dr. Massoud Amin Comments on Financial Impact of Cybercrime in Minnesota

    In a Star Tribune article about the millions of dollars Minnesota loses to cybercrime, TLI Director Dr. Massoud Amin states that the frequency and sophistication of scareware attacks have increased in recent years, even outpacing human solutions to the problem, thus underscoring the need for awareness and prevention methods.

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    TLI's Mike Johnson Comments on Alleged Retaliatory Hack at University of Minnesota Following Yanez Acquittal in Philando Castile Death

    Mike Johnson, director of graduate studies for the M.S. in Security Technologies, spoke with Star Tribune reporters about the recent hack at the University of Minnesota and several other institutions as a retaliation for the recent acquittal of the police officer who killed Philando Castille.

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    MSST Faculty Member Dr. Amy Kircher Discusses Link Between Supply Chains and Food Safety

    In a Q-and-A interview, Dr. Amy Kircher, director of the University of Minnesota’s Food Protection and Defense Institute, talks about how companies can evaluate risk and vulnerability in their supply chain when creating a food product. Dr. Kircher teaches in the Master of Science in Security Technologies program.

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    TLI Director Dr. Massoud Amin Responds to U.S. Withdrawal from Paris Agreement

    In his announcement that the United States will pull out of the Paris Agreement, President Donald Trump cited one reason for the decision was that relying on renewable energy wouldn't generate enough energy to operate or accelerate economic growth.. In an interview with CNBC, TLI Director and father of the smart grid Dr. Massoud Amin refutes this claim.

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    MSST Faculty Member Explains Bitcoin Security Issues

    TLI faculty member Andrew Odlyzko, who teaches in the M.S. in Security Technologies program, spoke with KARE 11 about what Bitcoin currency is, how it works, and the security issues around the virtual currency.

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    TLI Senior Fellow Honored by FBI for Saving Woman from Attacker

    TLI Senior Fellow Andrew Borene -- a cyber security consultant, attorney and former Marine officer -- was recently honored by the FBI and received the "Director's Award for Exceptional Service in the Public Interest." In March, Borene rescued a woman who was being beaten by a man in the Washington area. Borene is a former executive with Recon Robotics and the founding executive director of Robotics Alley. He's also a chairman of the Cyber Security Summit, on which several TLI faculty and alumni serve along with other industry and academic experts.

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    TLI's Mike Johnson Discusses Android vs iPhone security

    TLI's Mike Johnson spoke with reporters from Barron's about the debate over Android versus iPhone security, arguing that iOS is more secure for several reasons. Johnson is the director of graduate studies for the M.S. in Security Technologies, as well as the James J. Renier Chair in the Management of Security Technologies.

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    MDI Faculty Member's Medical Device is Helping People Walk

    TLI faculty member Dr. Lars Oddsson, who teaches in the M.S. in Medical Device Innovation program, was recently featured in the Star Tribune for his work with RxFunction, for which he is president and co-founder. He helped engineer a device known as Walkasins which helps people with peripheral neuropathy -- a nerve damage condition affecting millions of Americans -- walk again. The orthopedic medical device has even gained attention from NASA. Click here to learn more about Dr. Oddson's work and his advice to medical device entrepreneurs.

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    TLI's Mike Rozin Responds to Security Issues In Aftermath of Manchester Bombing

    Following the bombing that took place on May 22 in Manchester, England, TMJ4 news in Milwaukee spoke with TLI security expert and faculty member Mike Rozin. Rozin discussed security challenges around "soft target" areas and how to work to overcome them. Rozin teaches in the Security Technologies program.

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