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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 Fellow Honored by FBI for Saving Woman from Attacker

    TLI 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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    TLI Director Dr. Massoud Amin Featured in Article on Demand for Cyber Security Professionals

    In a Twin Cities Pioneer Press column, writer Ruben Rosario digs into the increasingly important role cyber security professionals play in the safety, privacy and freedom of society. TLI and its director Dr. Massoud Amin are highlighted for their commitment to training professionals to provide innovative solutions to some of the most serious security problems we face as a modern society.

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    TLI Security Expert Mike Rozin on Mall Security in DC and Nation

    In a story about the uptick in crime at malls in Washington D.C., TLI faculty member and security expert Michael Rozin spoke with NewsChannel 8 about mall security in the nation's capital and elsewhere, citing tips to stay safe. Rozin is a professor in the M.S. in Security Technologies degree program and brings extensive experience of working in the security industry, including at the Mall of America.

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    TLI's Mike Johnson on Efficacy of Video Policing on Social Media

    TLI's Mike Johnson spoke with Kare11 about Facebook's decision to hire another 3,000 workers to review videos of crime and suicides as a response to murders that were live streamed. They discuss Facebook's challenges to make it easier to report such videos (and potentially save lives) in a way that is effective but does not hinder reporting and free speech. 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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