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Michigan Moves Ahead On Computer Security Effort

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Michigan is starting a pilot group that will lead to the creation of a rapid-response team to help the state and its businesses in the event of a major computer attack.

The Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget on Wednesday announced the update on the Cyber Civilian Corps.

Gov. Rick Snyder in October announced plans for the team.

The Cyber Civilian Corps will allow government, education and business technology professionals to get more training through the Michigan Cyber Range, which is designed to help computer systems and sensitive data. A training exercise is planned for July 23.

According to the state, the Michigan government gets more than 500,000 computer attacks each day, ranging from spam to web browser attacks to network intrusion.

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