UMN Program Tackles Election Cybersecurity

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Via St. Paul Pioneer Press

“At a time when U.S. voting systems have been under assault, an online program at the University of Minnesota is teaching students how to run secure elections and fend off cyber attackers. The 12-credit Certificate in Election Administration program is offered by the university’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs. Now in its third full year, the program has expanded its course offerings to include cybersecurity education. Administrators have formed a national steering committee comprising leaders in the field.”

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Minneapolis’ Entrust Datacard Buys SMS Passcode & Backs CensorNet

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Via News Release

“MINNEAPOLIS—July 31, 2018— Entrust Datacard, a leading provider of trusted identity and secure transaction technology solutions, today announced that it has made a strategic investment in CensorNet, the complete cloud security company, to propel Entrust Datacard toward achieving real-time threat awareness with enhanced pattern analysis for continuous authentication capabilities.”

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FRSecure Launches Sister Startup SecurityStudio & Hires Tech Exec James Williams To Run It

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Ten-year-old Twin Cities cybersecurity consulting firm FRSecure has launched a new software venture called SecurityStudio and named James Williams as the President. 

FRSecure founder and CEO Evan Francen says that the impetus for a product-based company came from all the firsthand experience in acting as a “trusted information security advisor by serving over 1,000 unique customers in a consulting capacity since 2008.”

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