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MOT, MSST Instructor Comments on New Book on Risk Management for the Energy Sector

Posted October 31, 2019

Dr. Alfred Marcus, Edson W. Spencer Chair in Strategic Management and instructor in our M.S. in Management of Technology (MOT) and M.S. in Security Technologies (MSST) programs, has released a new book titled "Strategies for Managing Uncertainty." He spoke with a news editor about how climate change involves a lot of risk management, focusing on oil, gas and automotive companies.

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U of M Technological Leadership Institute Presents: Cyber Security Summit 2019

Posted October 21, 2019

Ninth annual three-day conference draws nationally-renowned experts to improve the state of cyber security

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MSST Student Transgresses Cultural, Physical and Virtual Borders

Posted October 15, 2019

Cyber security is defined as the practice of defending electronic devices from breaches and attacks. It's an area that has no borders, connecting (and exposing) machines and systems, and people, communities and nations alike.

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TLI Food Security Expert Discusses Growing Cyberattack Threats to Food Industry

Posted September 30, 2019

TLI Food Security Expert Discusses Growing Cyberattack Threats to Food Industry

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Where Is Entrepreneurship Headed?

Posted September 30, 2019

Do a Google search on the future of entrepreneurship and 129 million results show up. There seems to be a common theme to many of the articles, and the one by the Kauffman Foundation, seems to be a good summary. In essence, most are doing evolutionary forecasting and extending current trends, which seem to be pointing in three directions.

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“To Space and Beyond!” – MDI 2019 Grad, Class Speaker Shares His Program Experience & Ambitions

Posted August 29, 2019

Earlier in August, we celebrated the graduation of our M.S. in Medical Device Innovation (MDI) class of 2019 cohort. As part of our tradition of celebrating the cohort, the students select a student speaker to give a speech about that cohort’s MDI experience. This year, that student was Tien Dat Nguyen. As a fresh graduate, Tien Dat shares his personal experience in MDI in this Q-&-A blog.

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Technological Leadership Institute to Host FDA Employment Information Session

Posted August 29, 2019

Calling all scientists and engineers interested in learning about opportunities for employment with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

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FaceApp: The Latest Mobile App that May Compromise User's Privacy

Posted July 18, 2019

The recent explosion of the face morphing application FaceApp is just another example of the kinds of things users do with their mobile devices that could impact their privacy and security. Released more than two years ago, FaceApp is not a new mobile application, but it is grabbing the attention of the right media influencers, specifically celebrities, and has suddenly become the number one download on both iOS and Android devices. What is all the uproar about?

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MSST Faculty Member, Intelligence Expert Reacts to Hijackings Among Nation-Sponsored Hacking Groups

Posted June 28, 2019

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.

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MOT 2019 Graduate is Driven to Innovate Accessibility Access Through Technology

Posted June 25, 2019

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.