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Fox Business News

January 5, 2017 - Dr. Timothy Summers appeared on Cavuto Coast-to-Coast about the intelligence report indicating that Russia interfered with the 2016 Presidential election. Watch the video here: https://moneymappress-1.wistia.com/medias/r5sukehfgy


KFI Radio

January 2, 2017 -  Dr. Timothy Summers speaks with Jane Wells on KFI AM 640 Radio on how Internet of Things (IoT) is introducing new cyber threats to the country that the new White House administration should consider. Listen to the interview here: https://moneymappress-1.wistia.com/medias/1lnygv1gq4


The Conversation

December 7, 2016 -  Dr. Timothy Summers, shares insights on how to protect your privacy during turbulent times: A hacker's guide to being cyber-safe. Read the article here: https://theconversation.com/protect-your-privacy-during-turbulent-times-a-hackers-guide-to-being-cyber-safe-69026

The article was also published in Fast Company, AP The Big Story, Daily Mail, Salon and many more


Tech Night Owl Live with Gene Steinberg

October 15, 2016 - Ethical hacker and Univesity of Maryland College Park professor, Dr. Timothy Summers, shared insights with Gene Steinberg discussing reports that the Russians are responsible for the recent hacks of Democratic emails and Twitter accounts on The Tech Night Owl Live Radio. Listen to the interview here: http://www.technightowl.com/podcasts/nightowl_161015.mp3


Fox Business News

September 14, 2016 - Dr. Timothy Summers speaks with Neil Cavuto about the breach of former Secretary of State Colin Powell's personal email and shares tips to help everyone secure their email. Watch the video here: https://moneymappress-1.wistia.com/medias/shpad6w9bq


Fox Business News

August 24, 2016 - Dr. Timothy Summers appeared on Cavuto Coast-to-Coast to discuss the ways that ethical hackers can provide high return on investment and value to organizations wanting to stay protected from malicious hackers. Watch the video here: https://moneymappress-1.wistia.com/medias/pmd0mso71s


TERP Magazine

August 18, 2016 - TERP Magazine, the official publication of the University of Maryland College Park, interviewed Dr. Timothy Summers about ethical hacking and how ethical hackers can help organizations stay cyber safe. Read the article here: terp.umd.edu/in-defense-of-hacking/#.V735yCgrJeU


Bloomberg BNA

August 5, 2016 - Dr. Timothy Summers provides cybersecurity analysis of the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Read the article here: http://www.bna.com/road-rio-riddled-n73014445896/


Yahoo! Finance

August 3, 2016 - Ethical hacker and University of Maryland College Park professor, Dr. Timothy Summers, shares insights on how the hack attack that exposed emails and other vital information belonging to the Democratic National Convention could have easily been prevented. Read the article here: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/ethical-hacker-says-dnc-breach-202800002.html


Fox Business News

August 3, 2016 - Ethical hacker and University of Maryland College Park professor, Dr. Timothy Summers, shares insights on the fallout of the DNC hack. Watch the video here: http://video.foxbusiness.com/v/5069837155001/could-the-dnc-email-hack-have-been-prevented/?#sp=show-clips


Tech Night Owl Live with Gene Steinberg

July 30, 2016 - Ethical hacker and University of Maryland College Park professor, Dr. Timothy Summers, shared insights with Gene Steinberg regarding the recent hacks of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) emails and how hackers might conspire to influence the U.S. election for President. Listen to the interview here: http://www.technightowl.com/podcasts/nightowl_160730.mp3


Fox Business News

June 14, 2016 - Ethical hacker and University of Maryland College Park professor, Dr. Timothy Summers, speaks with Charles Payne about the alleged Russian theft of information about Donald Trump from the DNC. Read the full article/watch the video here: http://www.foxbusiness.com/politics/2016/06/14/ethical-hacker-says-cyberspace-is-fair-game.html


Digital Guardian

May 31, 2016 - Dr. Timothy Summers and 22 other Information Security leaders reveal the most important traits for InfoSec Pros in 2016. Read the full article here: https://digitalguardian.com/blog/hiring-infosec-professionals-experts-key-traits-2016-beyond


The Tech Night Owl Live with Gene Steinberg

May 28, 2016 - Dr. Summers shares updates on the Apple vs. FBI controversy and hacker culture in the media. Listen to the full interview here: http://www.technightowl.com/radio/podcast/now-playing-may-28-2016-daniel-eran-dilger-and-dr-timothy-summers/


The Tech Night Owl Live with Gene Steinberg

April 2, 2016 - Dr. Summers discusses the ins and outs of the FBI's solution to unlocking the San Bernardino shooter's iPhone and techniques used. Listen to the full interview here: http://goo.gl/AIibcA


Fox Business News

March 30, 2016 - Dr. Summers shares insights on the FBI's unlocking the San Bernardino shooter's iPhone and the future of privacy in the U.S. Watch the full interview here: https://goo.gl/Xi9PYN


MarketWatch.com

February 26, 2016 - Apple's battle with the FBI has become increasingly complicated as experts provide a range of opinions on the matter. Dr. Summers suggests that an FBI win over Apple could create a surveillance state. Read the full article here: http://goo.gl/H6wx2F


Townhall.com

February 23, 2016 - President Barack Obama released the Cybersecurity National Action Plan (CNAP), a strategy that will increase cybersecurity spending to just over $19 billion. Dr. Timothy C. Summers says that government IT is an Atari game in an Xbox world and analyzes the President's new plan. Read the full article here: http://goo.gl/U8PCWG


Barron's, a Dow Jones Publication

February 20, 2016 - The use of information about the lives and concerns of voters is probably as old as democracy. Dr. Summers shares with Barron's magazine, his perspective on privacy in the day of the modern presidential campaign. It can be purchased at Barnes & Noble Booksellers.  Read the full article here: http://goo.gl/liQODl


Townhall.com

February 18, 2016 - Recently, a California District Court judge ruled that Apple must assist the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) with hacking into the smartphone of one of the now deceased San Bernardino shooters. Dr. Timothy C. Summers shares insights and factual implications in regard to the encryption debate between Apple and the FBI in this case. Read the full article here: http://goo.gl/Se6OdM


Modern Trader Magazine

February 2016 Issue - Modern Trader magazine asks Dr. Timothy C. Summers to hack the $1 billion HACK electronically traded fund (ETF).  It can be purchased at Barnes & Noble Booksellers.  Read the full article here: http://www.futuresmag.com/2016/01/18/we-asked-cyber-expert-hack-hack-etf


Elizabeth City State University News

January 12, 2016 - ECSU spotlights Dr. Summers' cutting-edge research and professional work in cybersecurity.  Read here: http://www.ecsu.edu/news/Alumnus-warns-cybersecurity-is-a%20way-of-life.html


CCTV America

December 23, 2015 - On CCTV's Global Business, Dr. Tim Summers shares insights on holiday season safety from hackers.  Watch here: https://goo.gl/W2j4PQ


CNBC

December 17, 2015 - CNBC asks Dr. Summers for cybersecurity tips to protect consumers from holiday hackers.  Watch here: http://video.cnbc.com/gallery/?video=3000467334


BNN-TV

November 30, 2015 - BNN-TV interviewed Dr. Summers about the weaknesses that hackers look for and what businesses should be doing to handle threats and breaches.  Watch here: https://goo.gl/30Ioxe


CCTV America

November 27, 2015 - CCTV America's Phillip Yin interviewed Dr. Timothy Summers about business performance and staying secure during the holiday shopping season.  Watch here: https://goo.gl/Eor5mc


CNBC World Television

November 16, 2015 - In a live phone interview with Nancy Hulgrave from London, on "Capital Connection", Dr. Summers discusses why governments must spend more on cybersecurity in the wake of the Paris attacks.  Watch here: http://video.cnbc.com/gallery/?video=3000455022


"Taking Stock" on Bloomberg Radio

November 16, 2015 - In light of events in Paris, Dr. Summers talks about "How Intelligence Services Will Hack the Islamic State" with Pimm Fox and Kathleen Hays.  Listen here: http://media.bloomberg.com/bb/avfile/Markets/Analyst_Calls/vvvI9NR27ziI.mp3  (scroll to 5:30)


Michael Finney Show on KGO San Francisco

November 14, 2015 - Dr. Summers was interviewed by Michael Finney about the ways that consumers can protect themselves from malicious hackers during the holidays.  Listen here: http://www.kgoradio.com/2015/11/14/michael-finney-november-14-2015/  (scroll to 19.30)


The Tech Night Owl with Gene Steinberg

November 11, 2015 - Dr. Summers was interviewed by Gene Steinberg of The Tech Night Owl radio show to discuss ways to protect yourself from malicious hackers.  Listen here: http://www.technightowl.com/podcasts/nightowl_151114.mp3


Something You Should Know Show with Mike Carruthers

November 9, 2015 - Dr. Summers discusses with Mike Carruthers how to prevent hackers from stealing your data.  Listen here: http://www.somethingyoushouldknow.net/content/preventing-hackers-stealing-your-data


On the Money Radio

October 14, 2015 - A data breach is a severe and growing nemesis, with skillful hackers cracking into America's most secure databases and systems, often with the support of their governments.  Cyber security is one of the biggest threats individuals, corporations and governments face across the world and the threat of a potential data breach is just around the corner.  Dr. Summers addresses the implications of this big looming concern.  Listen here: http://www.onthemoneyradio.org/protect-from-data-breach/


The Tech Night Owl with Gene Steinberg

October 10, 2015 - Dr. Summers was interviewed by Gene Steinberg of The Tech Night Owl radio show to discuss ethical hacking, security issues with car electronics, the controversial Ashley Madison breach, and how consumers can protect their data from unauthorized intrusion.  Listen to the interview here: http://www.podtrac.net/pts/redirect.mp3/media.blubrry.com/nightowllive/www.technightowl.com/podcasts/nightowl_151010.mp3


MarketWatch.com

October 1, 2015 - After a recent speech where Chinese President Xi Jinping said: "We have agreed that neither the U.S. nor the Chinese government will conduct or knowingly support cyber-enabled theft of intellectual property, including trade secrets or other confidential business information for commercial advantage."  Dr, Summers shared insights on what Chinese hackers are really after.  Read the full article here: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/heres-what-chinese-hackers-really-want-2015-10-01


Modern Trader Magazine

October 2015 Issue - Modern Trader magazine presents a spotlight on the research of Dr. Timothy C. Summers, entitled How Hackers Think.  His research was also cited in the cover story of the magazine.  It can be purchased at Barnes & Noble Booksellers.  Read the full article here: http://www.thealphapages.com/content/assume-breach?_ga=1.198602735.1388663808.1442901240


IDG Connect

August 31, 2015 - Echoing the sentiments of other security researchers, Dr. Summers provides thoughts on hackers as the "immune system of the Internet", the intent behind the Ashley Madison hack, and the cognitive aspects of hacking.  Read the full article here: http://www.idgconnect.com/abstract/10353/expert-hackers-immune-systems-internet


The Alpha Pages

July 9, 2015 - United Airlines, the New York Stock Exchange, and the Wall Street Journal web site, WSJ.com were all brought down due to system-wide computer glitches. Dr. Summers of the University of Maryland College Park and Dr. Wall of Marquette University provide their thoughts on the situation.  Read the full article here: http://www.thealphapages.com/content/fire-sale-were-three-leading-organizations-hit-by-a-global-cyber-attack


The Alpha Pages

May 29, 2015 - After the news media reported that the White House, home to the most powerful family on Earth, was hacked and that foreign spies were likely culprits, Dr. Timothy C. Summers provides expert opinion on how any organization can be hacked by taking advantage of human behavior.  Read the full article here: http://www.thealphapages.com/content/how-to-hack-any-organization-by-understanding-the-weakest-link-the-human-el


The Charlotte Observer

May 15, 2015 - Dr. Timothy C. Summers discusses Summers & Company and his research on the mental models and cognitive patterns of hackers.  Read the full article here: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/science-technology/article20840334.html


think

April 16, 2015 - Dr. Timothy C. Summers is providing a better understanding about how hackers think through his research and newly formed startup, Summers & Company.  Located in Silver Spring, MD, the company assists businesses, governments and other organizations to protect their data.  His research recognizes the brilliance of hackers, who can either be malevolent or highly valued strategists.  Read the full article here: http://blog.case.edu/think/2015/04/16/how_hackers_think_researcher_studies_the_hacker_mind


The Weatherhead School of Management

February 23, 2015 - Dr. Timothy C. Summers provides substantial insights into the minds of hackers through his multi-year research at Case Western Reserve University.  His research discovered strategies for improving the cognitive mechanisms necessary for hacking and helps us expand our understanding of hackers.  Read the full article here: https://weatherhead.case.edu/news/2015/02/23/how-hackers-think


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