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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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    TLI's Mike Johnson Discusses 'KRACK' Vulnerability which Puts WiFi, Routers at Risk

    'KRACK' refers to a vulnerability that gives hackers the chance to unlock sensitive data usually secured by a wireless router all without a password. TLI's Mike Johnson, director of graduate studies for the M.S. in Security Technologies, discusses the issue with reporters.

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    TLI Security Expert Responds to University of Minnesota Patent for Cyanide Antidote

    The University of Minnesota was recently granted a patent for a quick-acting cyanide antidote. Security and counterterrorism expert Michael Rozin responds to its prospects to potentially deter terrorism that takes place in the form of chemical weapons. Rozin teaches in the M.S. in Security Technologies program.

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    U of M Technological Leadership Institute Presents the 2017 Cyber Security Summit

    As a founding partner, the University of Minnesota’s Technological Leadership Institute (TLI) is proud to be a presenting sponsor of the seventh annual Cyber Security Summit. The Cyber Security Summit brings together industry, government and academic leaders to discuss foreign and domestic cybersecurity problems and best practices.

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    Discovery Nexus Center for Innovation Opens at McNamara Alumni Center

    The "Discovery Nexus Center" -- an interactive new space designed to spur innovation, collaboration and commercialization -- debuts October 11 on the second floor of the McNamara Alumni Center. It will serve as an intersection for entrepreneurs, industry leaders and faculty/students/alumni, featuring collaboration stations, meeting/presentation areas and some as state-of-the-art electronics. It is the result of a collaborative effort between TLI and other U of M units.

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    MSST Faculty Member Addresses Practice of 'Hackers for Hire'

    TLI Faculty member and intelligence analyst Jonathan Wrolstad spoke with KSTP-TV about so-called "hacker for hire" services, explaining how they work and the motive behind many attempted attacks. Wrolstad works for IBM Global Security and teaches in TLI's M.S. in Security Technologies program.

  • Upcoming Events

    • 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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