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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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    The Past Does Not Repeat Itself; It Rhymes

    Steve Webster, TLI senior fellow and Honeywell/Edson W. Spencer Chair in Technology Management, discusses the limitations of technology, in this blog as part of his 14-part series on technology business fundamentals.
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    Technological Business Fundamentals

    Many of the skills and techniques our students learn in class can be immediately applied to their own work, providing real-time value to the student and their employer. Steve Webster, TLI senior fellow and Honeywell/Edson W. Spencer Chair in Technology Management, brings 31 years of corporate experience at 3M to his course, MOT 5001 – Technological Business Fundamentals. This 14-part series features blog posts, each focusing on one idea from the class.
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    TLI Director Discusses China's High-Tech and First Smart Expo

    In an interview with China Global Television Network (CGTN), TLI Director and father of the smart grid Dr. Massoud Amin discusses how high tech plays a major role in economic growth, specifically farming and agriculture. This August, China just held Smart China Expo 2018, the first expo demonstrating high tech in economic growth. They also discussed smart city initiatives.

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    TLI Director Dr. Massoud Amin Comments on Financial Sector's Vulnerability to Cyber Attacks

    In a Star Tribune column about financial challenges due to cybersecurity attacks to the U.S. financial sector, TLI Director Dr. Massoud Amin comments and urges caution and what's known as good "cyber hygiene."

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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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