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    TLI Instructor, Security Expert: Anarchists, Extremists Organized to Heighten Civil Unrest in Twin Cities

    TLI faculty member and security expert Michael Rozin — who led a team of former Navy SEALs, Army Rangers, Green Berets and CIA agents to protect companies and assist the government during recent civil unrest in the Twin Cities that followed the killing of George Floyd — said that organized anarchist and extremist groups were behind the majority of fires and gunshots during the worst three-day period of the unrest.

    "The anarchists, the extremist groups, were operating in an organized fashion," Rozin said. "They were operating in what almost appears to be an asymmetric warfare manner."

    Rozin teaches in the M.S. in Security Technologies (MSST) program.

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    TLI's Mike Johnson Responds to Security of Popular Budgeting Apps

    Mike Johnson, director of the M.S. in Security Technologies program, discusses potential security flaws behind the many popular smartphone apps designed to help people balance their checkbooks. For one, users give away their banking information, which raises privacy as well as security concerns.

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    TLI's Mike Johnson Responds to Credit Card Breach Affecting Landry-Owned Restaurant Chains

    Mike Johnson, director of our M.S. in Security Technologies degree program, speaks with reporters about a credit card breach that affected many restaurant chains owned by Houston-based company Landry. Restaurants affected include McCormick & Schmick's, Rainforest Cafe, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. and more.

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    TLI Cybersecurity Expert Responds to Rising Gulf Tensions

    Experts have recently warned that the Gulf could experience more waves of cyberattacks in the midst of rising tensions. This is following after Saudi Arabian authorities reported a data-wiping malware "DUSTMAN" hitting a regional enterprise. TLI faculty member and cybersecurity expert Jonathan Wrolstad reacted, stating that he believes attacks from Iran will continue against Middle East rivals such as Saudi Arabia and Israel.

    Wrolstad teaches in the M.S. in Security Technologies and is a cyber threat intelligence team lead at Symantec.

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    Counterterrorism Expert Michael Rozin Responds to US-Iran Tensions Following US Airstrike

    Security and counterterrorism expert and TLI faculty member Michael Rozin spoke with reporters from both KSTP and Kare11 about the US and Iran tensions following a US airstrike that killed a top Iranian General. Rozin teaches in the M.S. in Security Technologies program.

    Full story from Kare11: https://bit.ly/2T5SRBC

    Full story from KSTP: https://bit.ly/39RKJdJ

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    MOT Alumnus Uses Capstone Project to Help Others Create a Culture of Innovation

    One of the hallmarks of our MOT program is learning about innovation in technology. But how does one actually go about creating an innovation culture? MOT 2016 alumnus Thierry Boudet set out to explore this. It started out as his capstone and evolved into an ongoing project about his workplace, our very own University of Minnesota, with Boudet giving numerous workshops within the U and out in the general public.
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    MOT, MSST Instructor Comments on New Book on Risk Management for the Energy Sector

    Dr. Alfred Marcus, Edson W. Spencer Chair in Strategic Management and instructor in our M.S. in Management of Technology (MOT) and M.S. in Security Technologies (MSST) programs, has released a new book titled "Strategies for Managing Uncertainty." He spoke with a news editor about how climate change involves a lot of risk management, focusing on oil, gas and automotive companies.

  • Upcoming Events

    • Webinar: Leadership and Innovation in a Crisis — Lessons Learned During the COVID-19 Pandemic

      July 8, 2020

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      Join us Wednesday, July 8 at 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. for a webinar aimed at prospective applicants to the M.S. in Medical Device Innovation (MDI) program and all others interested in medical technology and leadership.

      Leadership and innovation are challenging under the best of circumstances and, arguably, more so during a crisis; yet, as the stakes increase, so do the opportunities. The COVID-19 pandemic provides a fitting backdrop and countless examples of both the challenges and opportunities. This panel brings together an MDI alumnus who has found in the COVID-19 pandemic an opportunity to lead & innovate, and two members of the MDI faculty: Steve Webster, an expert in the process of innovation and how to manage it, and Joe Hale, an engineer, inventor and expert in medical device Biodesign. The central questions to be addressed by the panelist is; “How do leadership skills and an understanding of the innovation process help medtech businesses seize on opportunities in challenging times?”

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      The event will be moderated by Daniel Mooradian, Ph.D., director of graduate studies for the MDI program and Honeywell/James J. Renier Chair in Technology Management. View Dan's LinkedIn profile here.

      The panelists include:

      Joe Hale is a member of the MDI faculty and former director the Innovation Fellows program at the Earl E. Bakken Medical Device Center, as well as a member of the inaugural class in that program. He has been teaching the MDI Biodesign Practicum since the program's launch in 2014.  He is an independent medical device consultant with expertise in new product and business development. His experience includes various roles with several startups and early-stage medical device companies, including Raymedica, Spineology and Conventus Orthopaedics. Click here to view his LinkedIn profile.

      Shannon Smith Williamson: Curious about the how and why of the world and driven to disrupt what doesn’t work, Shannon has leveraged her unique science and design background to optimize health and life through thoughtful design. After earning a B.S. in Apparel Design, she worked as an apparel designer before deciding to merge her passion for design and healthcare. In 2017, she graduated with an M.S. in Medical Device Innovation from TLI, during which time she was named an Innovation Fellow at the University's Medical Device Center. She is currently a UX designer for Medtronic. She gained widespread attention this spring for a DIY mask she designed to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Read the blog we wrote on Shannon when she was an MDI student.

      Steve Webster is the Edson W. Spencer Chair in Technology Management at TLI, where he teaches courses in innovation and technological business fundamentals.  Previously he was with 3M Company for 31 years, serving as a vice president of R&D for 12 years. Steve serves on the board of Communication Systems Inc. and the Guthrie Theater. Click here to view his LinkedIn profile.

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