Archives for Cyber Security

Podcast 1806 Falcon Super Heavy Soars and Meteorites Fall on Michigan

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_images_carousel images=”15026,15029,15030,15032,15033,15034,15013″ img_size=”medium” autoplay=”yes” wrap=”yes”][vc_separator color=”black” border_width=”5″][vc_cta h2=”Click the menu below to make sure that you get this week’s podcast. Clicking on the link at the bottom of this page or Subscribing to Internet Advisor Podcast Feed at iTunes or with your favorite podcast app will get you our show. “]

[/vc_cta][vc_separator color=”black” border_width=”5″][vc_column_text]

Show Notes:

Hour 1: Publicity Stunt or Historic First Step


Joining us today to talk about the Space X Heavy Falcon launch and its historic impact are a team of three experts from the aeronautics field.

Richard Stiennon may surprise you as a member of this panel but he received his BS from the University of Michigan in Aerospace Engineering before becoming the international cybersecurity expert and author. Richard will be with us as a guest expert for the whole show.





Patrick Stiennon , a patent lawyer in Madison, WI, was another surprise guest.  Patrick, however, has extensive knowledge and experience in the design of …

Read More

Halloween Special: Cyberwar and Poisoned Downloads

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_separator color=”black” border_width=”3″][vc_cta h2=”Click Here to Download This Week’s Podcast”]

Halloween Special: Cyber War & Poisoned Download

[/vc_cta][vc_separator color=”black” border_width=”3″][vc_column_text]

Show Notes:

Hour 1

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”10601″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]
Richard StiennonRichard Stiennon
has been a frequent guest on the Internet Advisor when it comes to all things cyber security.  Richard is a security expert and industry analyst, known for shaking up the industry and providing actionable guidance to vendors and end users. He recently relaunched the security blog and is the founder of IT-Harvest, an independent analyst firm that researches the 1,200 IT security vendors. He was Chief Marketing Officer for Fortinet, Inc. the leading UTM vendor. Prior to that he was VP Threat Research at Webroot Software.

Click Here to Listen to Richard Stiennon[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]CalCal Carson is our resident expert on all things Apple.  The Apple TV that is just arriving is one of the most anticipated devices to be launched by the folks from Cupertino.  The question is: Has Apple been able to shake up the set top market that so far seems to be owned by Roku’s excellent 4th generation device.  Cal will give us the highlights and the challenges behind the new Apple …

Read More

Podcast 1501 Jan. 3, 2015: Security, Drones, Unicorns & Innovation



 Show Notes


Internet Advisor Predictions 2015


Internet Advisor Predictions 2014


Hour 1:  2015 Year of the Super Hack?

Listen to Hour 1 Complete

Super Hack

Richard StiennonRichard Stiennon, President of IT-Harvest is an international authority on security and a frequent contributor to the Internet Advisor.  Richard will give us his outlook on top security concerns from a global and national perspective.  Will this state sponsored hacking go from Cold War to a very Hot War with an attack on our infrastructure?

Listen to Richard Stiennon

TrustPipe Logo

TrustPipe: Personal Security for $5/Year

Ridgely EversRidgely Evers, CEO of TrustPipe reveals a new way of security your computer, servers and even hardware against the slickest attacks by hackers.  Don’t miss this conversation; it could be the difference between security and misery in 2015.

 Listen to Stiennon & TrustPipe Part 1

Listen to Stiennon & TrustPipe Part 2

MiTechNews Headlines

Mike BrennanMike Brennan, Editor and Host of MiTechNews

 Listen to MiTechNews 1-03-15

  subscribe-button to our co-branded MiTechNews Newsletter

 Hour 2: Drones & Future Forecasting

Listen to Hour 2 Complete

Drones over Detroit

Social Media Predictions 2015

Emily Hay

Emily Hay , founder and CEO of HayThereSocialMedia and  our social media expert,  looks into her crystal ball and tells us what to …

Read More

Cyberattacks Could Paralyze U.S., Former Defense Chief Warns

Cyber Security Images

Patrick Thibodeau, Computerworld

Nov. 20, 2014

WASHINGTON — As the U.S. Secretary of Defense, Leon Panetta delivered strong warnings about the risks of cyberattacks on the country. His conviction that a possible “cyber Pearl Harbor” may be looming has not tempered since leaving the post last year.
In fact, Panetta today said that the risk of a major cyberattack against the nation’s infrastructure is “the most serious threat in the 21st century.”

Read Full Article


Read More

Podcast 1432 August 9, 2014: Richard Stiennon Black Hat Report & Nicole Johnson Cisco Security Expert

Show Notes:

Due to sudden illness, Cindy Pasky will not be on this show but will be with us in the future.


Unmasking the 1.2 Billion User Russian Hack Hoax

Richard Stiennon is a noted expert in Internet Security who attended the Black Hat Security Conference this past week.  Richard’s extensive history in digital security has made him a sought after consultant to governments and corporations around the globe.  He feels the bigger story is: Is Russia Poised to Retaliate Against Recent Sanctions with Cyber War?

 Cyber Security Expert Questions 1.2 Billion Stolen Identities Story 

Click Here to Listen to Richard Stiennon Debunk 1.2 Billion Hacked IDs

Click Here to Listen to Stiennon and Johnson Russian Potential Cyber Attack

 Nicole Johnson: Cisco Security Expert

Nicole Johnson

Nicole Johnson has been a Systems Engineer and has worked across business units within Cisco for over 8 years.  Her experience ranges from Security Consulting to Technical Marketing for Learning and Development. She has served as an Adjunct Professor at Davenport University and Lansing Community College. Nicole is also a leader in the community with technology oriented non-profit and learning organizations. Recently she won the mentee of the year award from MCWT for working

Read More

Ebay Hacked!

(Reuters) – E-commerce company eBay Inc said hackers stole email addresses, birthdays and other identity information between late February and early March in a data breach that may have affected a “large number” of accounts.

In the latest major cyber attack at a U.S. company, eBay said it had found no evidence of unauthorized access to financial or credit card information, which is stored separately in encrypted formats.

Full Article

Thanks to Ed Rudel for lead

Read More

Symantec calls antivirus 'doomed' as security giants fight for survival

Cyber Security Images Yellow Suits

By Zack Whittaker for Between the Lines |

Summary: The traditional antivirus is “dead” and “doomed to failure,” Symantec’s information security chief declares. Quelle surprise, considering Norton is fading into oblivion. But what next?

The antivirus giant said that end-point security technology isn’t a “moneymaker” in any way, and highlighted that the company needs to adjust and adapt.

Which isn’t a surprise for Symantec, whose Norton antivirus products have barely made any new dents in the security market in years — despite it being bundled with almost every new Windows computer as premium bloatware.

But what Dye was saying is that the malware market is dwindling and hackers are instead increasingly focusing on cyberattacks, like denial-of-service assaults, spearphishing, and network intrusion, rather than mass-emailing a crafted executable file randomly to millions — including to a burgeoining base of Mac users that are immune to such attacks.

Full Article

Read More

Podcast 1415: April 12, 2014: One Tough Nerd Visits the Internet Advisor

Gov. Snyder, Cal & Gary

Hour 1

Click here to listen to Hour 1: Governor Rick Snyder and Dave Sawyer of Microsoft

Saturday, April 12, 2014 from 4 to 5 PM, The Internet Advisors welcome Michigan’s Chief Nerd in Residence, Governor Rick Snyder to WJR’s studios.

Michigan’s chief executive  discussed:

  • Cyber Range to help combat cyber attacks,
  • STEM (Science, Technology Engineering and Mathematics) education for our Michigan youth, and
  • The entrepreneurial culture and how it affects growing technology businesses in Michigan 


MiTechNews Report

MiTechNews 4_12_14

Mike BrennanThe MiTechNews Report is a weekly feature with Mike Brennan, editor and  publisher of which focuses on technology headlines and the impact of our tate’s growing high tech sector.


keep-calm-and-click-subscribe-2Subscribe to our co-branded MiTechNews Newsletter in collaboration with the Internet Advisor.


Hour 2

Click Here to Listen: Hr 2 Seg 1 Dave Sawyer and Jeff Ingalsbe

Windows XP is Gone and Windows 8.1 Update is Here

MS-Tech-Center-Opening-with-Gov-John-Fikany-Dave-Sawyer-2-11-1Dave Sawyer from Microsoft’s Heartland Offices in Ann Arbor joins us to answer questions about the new look of Windows 8.1 Update and the world after XP!

Windows 8.1 Update


Click Here to Listen: Hr 2 Seg 2 Sawyer and Ingalsbe

The Heartbleed Worm May Be

Read More

Podcast 9/28/13: Special 3 Hour Show: Cyber Security Summit, ESD, iPads in the Classroom & MichBioTech

Cyber Summit

Show Notes

Hour 1:

Michigan Cyber Security Summit Oct. 25 Kalamazoo, MI

Dan Lohrmann, Michigan Chief Security Officer

Michigan is breaking onto the national scene as one of the leaders in the battle for Cyber Security thanks to our Nerd in Chief, Gov. Rick Snyder.  Dan will outline some of the highlights of this conference that has room for both business and individuals.

Engineering Society of Detroit

Darlene Trudell, ESD President shares the scope of The Engineering Society of Detroit,  community outreach activities, such as The Michigan Regional Future City Competition and Engineering SMArT Detroit to promote students’ interest in science and technology.

Hour 2

Mich Bio Tech: Michigan at the Vanguard of Healing Technology

Dr. Stephen Rapundalo,  MichBio Executive Director, talk about the MichBio Expo  Oct. 15-16 in Kalamazoo.

Dr. Rapundalo has spent many years in the Bio Tech world and will share Michigan’s unique place in research and development and the role that bio tech is playing in our economy.


Detroit Catholic Central Requires iPads in the Classroom


Fr. John Huber, Principal at CCHS explains why this venerable institution of higher learning finds itself on the cutting edge of technology.

MiTechNews Report

Mike BrennanWeekly feature …

Read More

Feb. 16, 2013: Cybersecurity, Microsoft Surface Pro, and MiTech Launch

Show Notes:

Hour 1:

President ObamaPresidential Cybersecurity Directive 21

Richard Stiennon, noted author, cyber security expert and media analyst will discuss Presidential Policy Directive 21: Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience. PPD 21 how it impacts your privacy and whether it can help save us from cyberwar. Richard is also the author of Up and To the Right: Strategy for Influence.  Richard’s analysis of the President’s directive:  PPD 21: Extreme Risk Management Gone Wrong

bump_logotype Sadie Bascom introduces new app for iPhones and Android phones may make thumb drives obsolete!


Entrepreneur-YOU : Tiffany M. Jones, Vice President, Regional Marketing & Communications Manager for Huntington Bank, East Michigan Region shares a vision for encouraging women entrepreneurs in SE Michigan.

Hour 2:

MS-Tech-Center-Opening-with-Gov-John-Fikany-Dave-Sawyer-2-11-1Microsoft Surface Pro Arrives: Dave Sawyer, Heartland Microsoft Technical Center, Technical Director brings this brand new powerful PC in a hybrid tablet form to the studio to discuss its place in technology and possibly in your home.




Getting Windows 8 and Microsoft Office 2013 Straight.  Aaron Guilmette of Apex Digital joins us again as the answer man on all things Windows 8 and explains the mysteries of Office 2013.
MTNew Logo
MiTech News.Com: We launch a …

Read More