security http://michiganradio.org en Anti-nuclear groups oppose bills to define when deadly force could be used to protect nuclear plants http://michiganradio.org/post/anti-nuclear-groups-oppose-bills-define-when-deadly-force-could-be-used-protect-nuclear-plants <p>Anti-nuclear power groups are fighting a bill that’s working its way through the Michigan House. The <a href="http://michiganradio.org/post/new-bills-outline-when-deadly-force-could-be-used-protect-michigan-nuclear-plants">bill outlines when security officers at nuclear power plants can use deadly force </a>to stop intruders.</p><p>Kevin Kamps is a radioactive waste specialist with the nuclear watchdog group Beyond Nuclear.</p> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 22:55:23 +0000 Lindsey Smith 16716 at http://michiganradio.org Anti-nuclear groups oppose bills to define when deadly force could be used to protect nuclear plants New bills outline when deadly force could be used to protect Michigan nuclear plants http://michiganradio.org/post/new-bills-outline-when-deadly-force-could-be-used-protect-michigan-nuclear-plants <p>Federal law regulates nuclear power plants in almost every way. But state law dictates the use of force to keep people off the property.</p><p>State Rep. Al Pscholka <a href="http://www.legislature.mi.gov/documents/2013-2014/billintroduced/House/pdf/2014-HIB-5282.pdf">introduced the bill</a>. He says it was not inspired by any actual security breaches.</p> Sun, 16 Feb 2014 21:00:00 +0000 Lindsey Smith 16389 at http://michiganradio.org New bills outline when deadly force could be used to protect Michigan nuclear plants Amash: government collecting phone records without probable cause is “outrageous” http://michiganradio.org/post/amash-government-collecting-phone-records-without-probable-cause-outrageous <p>Two Republican congressmen from West Michigan blasted the federal intelligence community for secretly collecting the phone records of millions Americans. Rep. Justin Amash (R-Grand Rapids) and Rep. Bill Huizenga (R-Holland) discussed the program during a luncheon in Grand Rapids today.</p><p>“I think it’s outrageous,” Amash said, “I think the American people are outraged about it and it has to stop.”</p> Fri, 07 Jun 2013 22:34:55 +0000 Lindsey Smith 12953 at http://michiganradio.org Amash: government collecting phone records without probable cause is “outrageous” Police beefing up security for 36th annual 5th/3rd River Bank Run in Grand Rapids http://michiganradio.org/post/police-beefing-security-36th-annual-5th3rd-river-bank-run-grand-rapids <p>“This year, by far, will be the largest security force that we’ve had for a 5<sup>th</sup>/3<sup>rd</sup> River Bank run to date,” Grand Rapids Police Chief Kevin Belk told city commissioners Tuesday.</p><p>21,000 runners are registered for the race.</p><p>He’s coordinating security with the FBI, the Department of Homeland Security and five police forces from neighboring communities.</p><p>Belk says Michigan State Police will fly helicopters overhead and use bomb-sniffing canine units</p> Tue, 30 Apr 2013 21:29:36 +0000 Lindsey Smith 12355 at http://michiganradio.org Police beefing up security for 36th annual 5th/3rd River Bank Run in Grand Rapids Michigan's fight against cyberattacks http://michiganradio.org/post/michigans-fight-against-cyberattacks <p>The Chinese military has been recently accused as the source of many cyberattacks on American corporations and government agencies.&nbsp;</p><p>A week ago, the White House firmly stated that the Chinese government adhere to "acceptable norms of behavior in cyberspace" and halt the widespread theft of data from American computer networks.</p><p>South Carolina and Utah are two known states that have been hacked. How were they attacked?</p><p>Within Michigan, businesses and the state have participated in a joint effort to protect and prepare for cyberattacks, a model other states are looking to as an example.</p><p>But that doesn't mean Michigan's cyber security isn't running into problems. We are weathering some 187,000 cyberattacks every day.&nbsp;</p><p>What are the consequences &nbsp;if Michigan's response plan fails?</p><p>Michigan Radio's Cynthia Canty spoke with writer Chris Gautz from Lansing.</p><p><em>Listen to the whole story by clicking the link above.&nbsp;</em></p><p> Wed, 13 Mar 2013 21:32:11 +0000 Stateside Staff 11680 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan's fight against cyberattacks Levin visits Afghanistan & Turkey http://michiganradio.org/post/levin-visits-afghanistan-turkey <p>The U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee says Chairman Carl Levin and member Jack Reed are visiting Afghanistan, Turkey and NATO headquarters in Belgium starting this weekend.<br /><br />The committee announced the trip Sunday by the two Democratic lawmakers. Levin is from Michigan and Reed is from Rhode Island.<br /> Sun, 29 Apr 2012 22:54:13 +0000 The Associated Press 7243 at http://michiganradio.org Myths about online threats impact computer security http://michiganradio.org/post/myths-about-online-threats-impact-computer-security <p>A <a href="http://news.msu.edu/story/9412/">new study</a> from Michigan State University found people have very different ideas about what poses a threat to their computer security.</p><p>Rick Wash is professor at Michigan State University. He says most people know about hackers. But many believe hackers are mischievous teenagers looking for attention:</p> Wed, 25 May 2011 16:46:13 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 2618 at http://michiganradio.org Myths about online threats impact computer security Napolitano announces $4 million for Michigan to improve border security http://michiganradio.org/post/napolitano-announces-4-million-michigan-improve-border-security <p>U.S. Homeland Security Secretary <a href="http://www.dhs.gov/xabout/structure/gc_1232568253959.shtm">Janet Napolitano</a> has announced that <a href="http://www.dhs.gov/ynews/releases/pr_1304105882772.shtm">Michigan will get a $4 million grant</a> to improve security along the Canadian border with better communications systems, the Associated Press reports. From the AP:</p><blockquote><p>The grant to the Detroit-based project is part of a $25.5 million package of border security funding measures announced Monday.</p><p>Napolitano says the programs are designed to improve emergency response capabilities along the U.S.-Canada and U.S.-Mexico borders.</p><p>Wayne County is leading the Michigan project, which covers points of entry from Detroit and Port Huron in the south to Sault Ste. Marie in the north. Participants include Wayne, Monroe, Macomb and Chippewa counties, Detroit and several Canadian units of government.</p></blockquote><p>In a <a href="http://www.dhs.gov/ynews/releases/pr_1304105882772.shtm">statement released yesterday</a> on the Homeland Security website, Secretary Napolitano said:</p><blockquote><p>&ldquo;The projects funded through the Border Interoperability Demonstration Project strengthen the security of our northern and southern borders, and our nation&rsquo;s overall preparedness and emergency response capabilities. These BIDP grants provide our state, local, and tribal partners with resources to explore innovative, effective, and adaptable solutions for improving emergency communications.&rdquo; Tue, 03 May 2011 10:51:45 +0000 Zoe Clark 2320 at http://michiganradio.org Napolitano announces $4 million for Michigan to improve border security