State IT Innovation of the Year
Michigan is the first state in the U.S. to provide residents access to a free mobile application that detects threats to their mobile devices. The Michigan Secure app alerts an individual of suspicious activity on their mobile device. The application warns users if the Wi-Fi they are trying to connect to could be compromised, scans other Android mobile apps for threats and alerts users to not download, and has a database of potential threat indicators to notify individuals of activity on their phone that matches a documented threat. It does not require anyone to share their personal information or mobile data.