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.

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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

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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.

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July 20, 2014    /    by

Outlook for federal action in cyberspace: Expect new net neutrality rules but no cyber laws anytime soon

As we head into the mid-term elections, what cyber policy action is likely in 2014?

Net Neutraity

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July 12, 2014    /    by

Are hacker movies becoming reality?

Recent cyber stories resemble plots from James Bond films. Can you tell the difference?

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July 6, 2014    /    by

Where Next After Cyberbullying Law Struck Down?

As global online harassment concerns rise, workable solutions seem elusive.

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June 29, 2014    /    by

Perspectives after the Nebraska Cyber Security Conference: Government leaders share insights

A Spartan fan visits Husker Country to learn about cybersecurity in Lincoln.

Brenda Decker and Chris Hobbs

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June 22, 2014    /    by

The Internet of Things (IoT) is taking off in smart directions

Coming IoT growth surge will both utilize and surpass cloud computing's appeal.

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