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NASCIO Endorses State and Local Government Cybersecurity Act

July 12, 2019

The National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) announced today that it endorsed S. 1846, the State and Local Government Cybersecurity Act of 2019. ...


UIX: Meet the new program training West Michigan’s professionals on cyber security threats

June 26, 2019

"A lot of people think of cybersecurity and they think big companies, places like banks and hospitals," says Troy Baker, Manager of BBB Communications. "There's a perception that the scammers are targeting the big places, and the little places don't have to worry about it. But that is not true at all. Every business has a cybersecurity issue. Every single one." ...


Wanted: More Michiganders to explore new frontier of cybersecurity careers

June 26, 2019

This story is one in a series of reports written by Michigan community college student-journalists and produced as part of the state's Going PRO campaign. Their stories highlight innovative programs and partnerships that are helping Michigan promote awareness of high-demand Professional Trades careers and apprenticeship opportunities in such fields as manufacturing, information technology, healthcare, construction and automotive. ...


U.P. Cybersecurity Consortium Receives $2.47 Million

June 7, 2019

The Upper Peninsula Cybersecurity Consortium, convened by Northern Michigan University in collaboration with industry and education partners, has received two innovation grants totaling $2.47 million through the State of Michigan's Marshall Plan for Talent. It is one of 13 consortia statewide awarded funding to develop talent pipelines for high-wage, high-demand occupations through enhanced education and training initiatives. ...


Researchers at Ann Arbor’s U-M Develop Chip to Defend Against Cyberattacks

May 20, 2019

A new computer processor architecture developed at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor could usher in a future where computers proactively defend against threats, rendering the current electronic security model obsolete. ...


Incubator casts wide net to fill cybersecurity job gap

May 16, 2019

In the computer lab at the Velocity Hub of the Michigan Cyber Range, the technicians will tell you that you don’t have to be a “tech nerd” to be in cybersecurity. ...


Newest Cyber Range Hub Located At Northern Michigan University

May 3, 2019

MARQUETTE—Northern Michigan University, Merit Network Inc. and the Michigan Defense Center unveiled the latest addition to the Michigan Cyber Range Network this week at the NMU Cyber Hub Grand Opening. ...


Four Elements Of An Effective Cybersecurity Platform For Small Business Owners

April 23, 2019

Has your small or midsize business finally decided to bite the bullet on cybersecurity preparedness by adopting software to protect the firm’s sensitive information? If so, the key task for you now is to determine whether these new cybersecurity protections are, in fact, working. ...


Cyber Security Experts Becoming Endangered Species

April 16, 2019

The cyber security expert gap is at a 12-year high. There were 314,000 cyber security jobs posted between September 2017 and August 2018, but in the U.S. we need a workforce of roughly 714,000 cyber security experts, according to the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education. ...


Report: Cyber Security Needs to be Designed into Medical Devices at the Outset

April 8, 2019

Cyber security concerns should be a factor as early as the design phase of software-based medical devices, according to the new “Cyber Security and Health IT Joint Security Plan” developed by the Washington, D.C.-based Healthcare and Public Health Sector Coordinating Council. ...


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