NOVI, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Rick Snyder announced plans Friday for a rapid-response team to help Michigan and its businesses in the event of a major computer attack.
Details of the Cyber Civilian Corp. were released at the 2013 Michigan Cyber Summit in the Detroit suburb of Novi. It would include volunteers from government, education and business, and information technology professionals interested in participating would be able get more training.
"Michigan's leadership in the area of cyber security continues through this summit and our innovative action plan," Snyder said in a statement. "Cyber threats are real and we must stay vigilant and proactive to help protect Michigan families and businesses from those who would use technology to do harm.
"By joining forces, public and private entities can address these threats and ensure a safer, stronger cyber environment."
According to the state, the Michigan government blocked 187,000 computer attacks each day in 2012 and more than 560,000 computer attacks daily from January to August this year. The attacks ranged from spam to web browser attacks and network intrusion.
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