Participate in MHacks on Friday, September 5th – Sunday, September 7th in Ann Arbor. Students from across the world come to MHacks to build amazing things, turn visions into products, and to meet other people energized about the same things as you. MHacks is for creators. It’s for those of you who see problems and want to tackle them, using existing skills, and augmenting them with the skills of those around you. Prizes up to $1,000, opportunity to make personal contacts with companies like Google, Pinterest, ect. Apply here.

Oakland University Graduate Student Jump Start 2014


Join CyberOU on Thursday, September 4th from 5 – 6:30 pm in Gold Rooms B and C at Graduate Student Jump Start 2014. CyberOU will be giving a presentation and representatives will be on hand to answer any questions, sign up new members, and show interactive demos. Dinner will be served. Register here.

Oakland University Involvement Fair


Join CyberOU on Tuesday, September 2nd from 4 – 5 pm outside in a tent across from the Recreation Center at the Involvement Fair immediately following the New Student Convocation (which is from 3 – 4 pm). CyberOU representatives will be on hand to answer any questions, sign up new members, and show interactive demos.

MITRE Capture the Flag Cyber Challenge 2014


In support of the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) initiative, MITRE and (ISC)2 will be hosting a national Capture the Flag (CTF) Competition. The virtual event gives high school and college students the opportunity to compete against their peers in cyber security challenges. Teams of four will work together to solve problems in steganography, software exploitation, computer forensics, cryptography, and networking.

To participate:

Registration opens July 1st 2014.

Competition Days:

The CTF competition itself will be held on August 15 and 16. The 24-hour virtual competition will start at 3:00 PM EDT on August 15 and end at 3:00 PM EDT on August 16. At the end of event, the winning team will be declared. Winning teams will receive four $1,000 college scholarships, vouchers to take the SSCP exam, and receive early consideration for participation in MITRE’s Cyber Internship program.*

Important Dates:

Registration Opens—07/01

Training/Practice Online: 07/15

Registration Closes—08/08

Mandatory Team Captain Debrief—07/24

CTF Competition—08/15 – 08/16

To register and for more information click here.

Cyber Luncheon in Traverse City, MI


Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at The Grand Traverse Resort – Acme, MI
The Michigan Cyber Awareness Luncheon Series 2014 will serve as a follow up to the SOLD OUT Michigan Cyber Summit 2013 hosted last fall by Michigan Governor Rick Snyder. This series will provide updates to the Michigan Cyber Initiative designed for Michigan citizens, education, business and industry. Presentations will focus on a comprehensive, forward-looking blueprint to enhance safety and allow for Michigan to reap the economic benefits of the growing cyber security industry.

Register today to make sure you have a seat! The dynamic speaker line-up includes:

  • Dr. Larry Ponemon, Chairman & Founder, The Ponemon Institute
  • Dan Lohrmann, Chief Security Officer, State of Michigan
  • Brigadier General Michael Stone, Assistant Adjutant General-Installations, Michigan National Guard, Department of Military and Veterans Affairs
  • David Martin, Special Agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) – Cyber Task Force
  • William J. “Joe” Adams, Ph.D., Vice President of Research and Cyber Security, Merit Network
  • Ryan Winn, Director of Information Systems, Munson Healthcare
  • Deb Fellows, Founder & President, MyNorth Media
  • And more!

Topics to include:

  • Hot issues in Cyber – What it means to Business, Education, Law Enforcement and Families!
  • Cyber Security and Global Threats – Are We Ready?
  • Privacy – What’s Hot, What’s Not

Please be sure to visit the event website for up-to-date agenda information:

The cost to attend the event is only $25 / $20 for Students.

3rd Annual Battelle CyberAuto Challenge


Malware, intrusion detection systems, spyware, DMZs, computer zombies…these are not the sort of things you usually associate with a Sunday drive—but you should. Many cars already have more computational power than your laptop and more communications uplinks than the average office or internet cafe. These advances should improve safety, efficiency, and in-transit flexibility—but there are risks. Come to the Battelle CyberAuto Challenge and learn July 13 – 18.

  • Learn the security challenges associated with building the future transportation system.
  • Learn how to adopt secure developmental and cyber architecture to combat these outside threats.

Attending the Battelle CyberAuto Challenge is free to the student, including meals, lodging, instructional materials and local transportation while at the event. The student is responsible for getting to and from the Challenge. Interested? Get more information on the challenge here.

Students need first to be nominated by their school administrator. Call (410) 540-4060 or email

Converge Conference


July 10 -11, Cobo – Detroit, MI. Converge is an Information Security and Technology conference in one of the great techno cities in America. We aim to provide a venue for people to come together who have diverse technological backgrounds and discuss issues that everyone in an organization has to deal with. From the helpdesk technician to the developers to the various C-levels, we want to carry the security discussion on throughout an organization. Together, let’s make sure that security meets the needs of the business and vice-versa. Register here.



Michigan Cyber Awareness Luncheon Conference

Wednesday, June 25, 2014 – The Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center, Detroit, MI

The Michigan Cyber Awareness Luncheon Series 2014 will serve as a follow up to the Michigan Cyber Summit 2013 hosted by Michigan Governor Rick Snyder.

Program topics include:

  • Let’s Talk Cyber: Is Privacy Dead? – Interactive Audience Discussion
  • Panel Discussion: Cyber Security and Global Threats: Are We Ready?
  • Special Video Message from Governor Rick Snyder
  • Panel Discussion: Hot Issues in Cyber – What it Means to Business and Education

The dynamic speaker line-up includes:

  • David Behen, DTMB Director and CIO, State of Michigan
  • Dan Lohrmann, Chief Security Officer, State of Michigan
  • Beth Niblock, CIO, City of Detroit
  • Lt. Col. Gary M. Gorski, Deputy Director, Michigan State Police
  • Major Daniel E. Guy, Commander, 110th Communications Flight
  • William J. “Joe” Adams, Ph.D., Vice President, Merit Network
  • David M. Martin, Special Agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Steve Katz, President, Security Risk Solutions, LLC
  • Gary LaRoy, CIO, Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC)
  • Diane Jones, CIO, Detroit Public Schools
  •  Lisa Birmingham, Vice President of External Affairs, Comcast

$25 to attend; $20 for students Secure your seat today! Click here to register here!

Merit Michigan Cyber-Security Industry Summit

May 20th, (3:00pm – 8:00pm) Ann Arbor Marriott Ypsilanti at Eagle Crest

The summit will feature prominent industry leaders, important updates about Cyber-Security activities in Michigan, demonstrations of the Michigan Cyber Range, and a daylong Capture the Flag contest held on the Range. The lineup includes: Chris Roberts, Founder, CISO and CTO, One World Labs, J Wolfgang Goerlich, Vice President of Consulting Services, VioPoint Inc., Greg Conti, Director, U.S. Army Cyber Research Center.
Following the speakers, there will be a reception with appetizers and beverages. Stick around to have a beer, discuss Cyber-Security and network with other IT professionals as well as partake in demonstrations.

The cost to attend is $75. Click here to register.

Google Glass Development Presentation

April 18th, (5:30pm) in Elliott Hall Auditorium.

The School of Business Administration at Oakland University proudly hosts a Google Glass App Development contest this month. As the competition grows to a close, teams must get a ready to present their ideas to a panel of judges. The judges range from teachers to industry professionals and will be helping join contestants with business liaisons for further development of successful ideas.

On April 18th, the final POC’s (Proof of Concept) are due and will be demonstrated in front of a live audience. First place winner will receive cash compensation in tune of $2500. Second place will receive $1000.

Dont miss this exciting end of the year presentation.