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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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    Dr. Amin Discusses Renewable Energy with Environmental Leader News

    TLI's director and chairman of IEEE Smart Grid, Dr. Massoud Amin, is featured in Environmental Leader to share his expertise on wind energy and the bulk power system.

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    U of M Technological Leadership Institute Director Named 2016 IEEE Fellow

    The University of Minnesota Technological Leadership Institute (TLI) is proud to announce its director, Dr. Massoud Amin, has been named an IEEE Fellow in recognition for his leadership in smart grids and security of critical infrastructures. Dr. Amin serves as the IEEE Smart Grid chair, and has led national initiatives to enhance security, resilience and efficiency within the security sector.

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    Dr. Massoud Amin Says New Grid-Security Project is Long Overdue

    Eight of the largest U.S. utility companies plan to launch a new company to stockpile the most important components of the electricity system. The Technological Leadership Institute's director, Dr. Massoud Amin explains to Marketplace that recent attacks have put this grid-security project into action.

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    TLI Collaborates with National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence to Boost Security of Medical Devices

    In an effort to be sure researchers understand the hospital environment and how the pumps are deployed, the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence will collaborate with the Technological Leadership Institute at the University of Minnesota to examine the full lifecycle of wireless infusion pumps in hospitals.

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    TLI Chair Kirk Froggatt Discusses Why Failure is Part of Success

    Endowed Chair Kirk Froggatt discusses why getting comfortable with being wrong helps us become more successful entrepreneurs in a blog article for MIN-Corps.

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    TLI's Michael Osterholm to Speak as Part of MPR's The Thread Live Series

    TLI professor Michael Osterholm and "On Immunity" author Eula Biss will discuss vaccines, immunity and public health as part of MPR's The Thread Live on Feb. 24, 2016.

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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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