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    TLI’s Mike Johnson Reacts to Congressional Opposition to Reauthorization of Government Spying

    Several members of Congress recently joined forces in opposing a reauthorization of a spying tool, Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, by U.S. intelligence authorities due to concerns over security and privacy. Mike Johnson, director of graduate studies for the M.S. in Security Technologies (MSST), was interviewed for the story. He states that bipartisan opposition illustrates how politics of surveillance and security have changed, especially following recent revelations from whistleblowers like Edward Snowden.

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    Note: Since this story was published, the Senate also approved a six-year extension of the controversial bill, which awaits the President’s signature.

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    TLI's Mike Johnson Responds to Growing Need for Cybersecurity Leaders for Utility Industry

    In a story about how Minnesota utility companies' need for cybersecurity professionals is growing — to prevent threats such as power grid blackouts — TLI's Mike Johnson, director of graduate studies for the M.S. in Security Technologies (MSST), addresses how his program is aiming to fill that demand.

    Photo of Mike Johnson, director of graduate studies for the Master of Science in Security Technologies degree program

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    TLI's Mike Johnson Reacts to Ongoing Debate Around MNsure 2016 Call Center Problems

    A year after Minnesota's health insurance exchange launched open enrollment in November 2016, it remains unclear whether the problems MNsure's call center experienced were due to hacking. The Star Tribune investigates and Mike Johnson, director of graduate studies for the M.S. in Security Technologies program, argues the possibility is likely.

    Mike Johnson, James J. Renier Chair in the Management of Security Technologies

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    Following Wine Country Wildfires, Dr. Massoud Amin Urges Reform of Power Grid

    Following the devastating wildfires that affected much of Wine Country in California this fall, TLI Director Dr. Massoud Amin stresses the need for a better power grid. "Smart grids," he argues, could alert us days in advance to help save lives and precious resources.

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    Hacking, Cyber Crime Addressed at 2017 Cyber Security Summit

    Former TLI fellow Andrew Borene is quoted in this FOX9 (KMSP) video and article about the 2017 Cyber Security Summit, which is addressing many cybersecurity challenges and opportunities — including hacking and other online criminal activity.

  • From left to right: Photo of Mike Johnson, Mirko Sundov and Col. Matthew Vatter

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    TLI Senior Fellow and Alum Honored for Support and Cyber Training in Croatia

    TLI is honored to be recognized for its ongoing partnership with the Minnesota National Guard and the Croatian Ministry of Defense, led by Mike Johnson, director of graduate studies for the M.S. in Security Technologies program. Johnson and 2017 MSST graduate Col. Matthew Vatter were among those honored with the Order of the Croatian Interlace Award for their training and support of the country's cybersecurity efforts and critical infrastructure.

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