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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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    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.

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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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    TLI Fellow Andrew Borene to Appear on WCCO

    TLI Fellow and Cyber Security Summit Chairman Emeritus Andrew Borene will appear on WCCO on Sunday, October 22 from 1-1:30 p.m. Borene will preview the seventh annual Cyber Security Summit, which runs from October 23-25 at the Minneapolis Convention Center. TLI is a founding sponsor of the event.

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    The War on Cyber Crime Should Start at the Top

    In response to recent and widespread data breaches from organizations such as Yahoo! and Equifax, Director of Graduate Studies for the M.S. in Security Technologies Mike Johnson stresses the importance of business leaders and security professionals to take responsibility and accountability for cybersecurity threats.
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    TLI Security Expert Suggests Improvements for Emergency Training for Event Workers

    In the wake of the October Las Vegas shooting, event workers and security personnel have begun speaking out that they lack the guidance and training to handle mass shootings. TLI faculty member and security expert Michael Rozin weighs in on what could be done to better prepare personnel and put workers at ease. Rozin teaches in the M.S. in Security Technologies program.

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    TLI Director Dr. Massoud Amin Discusses How Technology Could Help Disaster Relief Efforts

    TLI Director Dr. Massoud Amin weighs in on how technology such as the Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence and drones could help relief efforts after natural disasters.

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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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