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    FaceApp: The Latest Mobile App that May Compromise User's Privacy

    FaceApp is one of many mobile applications that demand excessive permissions and control over your digital content. The End User License Agreement (EULA) allows for indefinite retention and unlimited use of the content that you upload. That includes things like photos of yourself, your children, and your friends along with other data you knowingly or unknowingly share.
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    MSST Faculty Member, Intelligence Expert Reacts to Hijackings Among Nation-Sponsored Hacking Groups

    In an article on a foreign nation-sponsored hacking group, security firm researchers are agreeing that the group Turla — which was behind breaches of the U.S. Department of Defense in 2008, as well as breaches in 10 other countries — has conducted a takeover of an attack platform from a competing hacking group known as OilRig. Among those security experts is TLI faculty member Jonathan Wrolstad, principal cyber intelligence analyst for Symantec's Managed Adversary and Threat Intelligence group. Wrolstad teaches in the M.S. in Security Technologies program. Read the full story below.

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    MOT 2019 Graduate is Driven to Innovate Accessibility Access Through Technology

    As technology continues to advance, one of the areas that look to benefit the most is that of human services — particularly people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities. Emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) have great potential for improving the quality of life and independence among this population. One person looking to make a difference is Timothy (Tim) Janssen, who just earned his M.S. in Management of Technology degree in May 2019. We sat down to ask him about his experience in MOT and how he hopes to use what he learned in the program to bring innovation to his industry.

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    Study Finds MDI Instructor's Innovation Positively Impacts Patients

    One of our M.S. in Medical Device Innovation (MDI) faculty members Dr. Lars Oddsson is widely considered a pioneer in orthopedic wearables. A new study has found that the prosthesis he helped design, Walkasins by RxFunction, improves balance and speed for patients with peripheral neuropathy. The condition, a common complication of diabetes, is the result of nerve damage and causes weakness, numbness and pain in the feet and/or hands.

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    TLI's Mike Johnson on Apps That Block Robocalls

    WCCO reporters investigate the frequency of robocall scams in Minnesota and dig into apps that claim to block these calls. TLI's Mike Johnson, director of graduate studies for the M.S. in Security Technologies, shares his views on where the technology is and what people can do to protect themselves.

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    TLI Instructor, Counterterrorism Expert Responds to California Synagogue Shooting

    Threat intelligence expert Michael Rozin, who teaches in our M.S. in Security Technologies, responds to the recent attack by a gunman at a synagogue near San Diego.

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    Medtech Reliability Engineer Pursues MDI to Advance Career

    A couple of months ago, Dr. Dan Mooradian wrote about the importance of diversity in our programs, stating how the diversity in MDI cohorts helped “provide a variety of perspectives and experiences for both the MDI program and the industries the students serve.” In MDI in particular, as in the industry, we see people from a variety of countries, such as Meera Bavishi, who left her native India to pursue a career in a state with a rich landscape of global medtech leaders in order to make a positive impact on quality of life.
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    • Cyber Security Summit 2019

      October 28, 2019

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      The Technological Leadership Institute at the University of Minnesota is proud to be a founding partner of the Cyber Security Summit, which returns for its ninth year on October 28-30, 2019 at the Minneapolis Convention Center. The Cyber Security Summit's mission is to produce a multi-stakeholder consortium that draws industry, government and academic experts in an effort to improve the state of cyber security on both a domestic and international level.

      Sessions topics will include cyber security for the c-suite, healthcare and medical devices, national and global policy and much more. View the preliminary agenda here (it is continuously being updated).

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