September 28, 2014    /    by

The Secrets of Innovation: Government Leaders Need to Think Like Entrepreneurs

The speaker was Facebook VP Vaughan Smith. "We all know that innovation is key to success, but how do we innovate at Facebook? The first key to innovation is moving fast, very fast," he said.

 

It was Friday night in Northern California, and a large group of international VIPs and event speakers had assembled at the Santa Clara Convention Center for the Welcome Gala Dinner for the 2014 Silicon Valley Innovation & Entrepreneur Forum (SVIEF). READ MORE

September 21, 2014    /    by

MS-ISAC: Cybersecurity Collaboration is Needed Now More than Ever

As cyber leaders from across federal, state, local and tribal governments prepare to gather for another annual meeting, the future of government cybersecurity in our local communities now hangs in the balance.

MS-ISAC SOC

Inside the MS-ISAC Security Operations Center (SOC)    photo credit: Ms. Krista Monte  READ MORE

September 14, 2014    /    by

Mobile Technology Transforming Global Transportation: Highlights from ITS World Congress & Michigan Digital Summit

There were two very different events this past week in Michigan, but both offered similar messages. The Intelligent Transport System (ITS) World Congress and the Michigan Digital Summit pointed to the radical transformation occurring right now in transportation. There is a paradigm shift occurring using smart transportation systems and mobile technology that enables 'realistic solutions to our global mobility, safety, and environmental challenges.'

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September 7, 2014    /    by

CIO Solutions Gallery: How Can We Enable Culture Change?

Whether the topic is modernizing health care, attracting retaining the right talent, the role(s) of the Chief Data Officer (or the new Chief Digital Officer), the value of big data or even securing enterprises from insider threats, the answer entails culture change. So how do we begin?

CIO Solutions Gallery

CIO Solutions Gallery - The Ohio State University’s Fisher College of Business, photo credit: Dan Lohrmann READ MORE

August 31, 2014    /    by

Robots are Coming: Even to the Cloud

Just as mobile technology and cloud computing became a normal part of our lives, along comes the next set of disruptive innovations that will radically change the way we work and play. Get ready for robots to appear in virtually every area of life. But just as with the Internet, there will also be a dark side.

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August 23, 2014    /    by

Play a Game - Get a Job: GCHQ's New Tool to Recruit Cyber Talent

It's time to get in the game. Just as in the 1984 movie 'The Last Starfighter,' being the best at a game could lead to a future that exceeds your wildest imagination. The British Intelligence equivalent to NSA is offering a challenge to play a game, with a great cyber job as the prize for winners.

GCHQ

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August 16, 2014    /    by

How to be Safe Online Using Passwords - With Another Step

The National Cyber Security Alliance is taking the online safety message to a city near you. A national campaign is spreading the word that multifactor authentication is easy to use and available now — often for free.

NCSA Tennessee Audience

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August 9, 2014    /    by

After Russian hackers breach 1.2 billion records: Where is cybercrime going next?

More cyberdefense action is needed, but many people seem content to hit the snooze button for now. Meanwhile, Black Hat speakers offer some policy advice to help, while smart Americans change passwords - again.

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August 3, 2014    /    by

Thank you Michigan - For the opportunity and privilege of government service

August 1, 2014, was my last full day as Michigan Government's Chief Security Officer (CSO). As I look back at seventeen years of action-packed public service, I will remember the wonderful people who made it all possible and who served (and continue to serve) our citizens so well.

Bat Cave

Michigan "Bat Cave" -- Photo Credit: Charlotte Allen READ MORE

July 27, 2014    /    by

A new cyber exercise: Test your security team's incident response capabilities

The Michigan Cyber Civilian Corps, state and local government cyber analysts and the West Michigan Cyber Security Consortium participated in an attack-defend-respond tabletop exercise in a virtual city called Alphaville, which exists within the Michigan Cyber Range. Here's why it matters to a town near you.

MiC3 cyber exercise - all photos by Dan Lohrmann READ MORE