Events

Events Calendar

Check out the Safe Computing Events Calendar for IT security and privacy events at U-M and elsewhere—and add a few to your own calendar!

Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Every October, IA marks National Cybersecurity Awareness Month with special events, featured information about IT security, and more. See National Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2019 for information about activities planned for this year so far.

SUMIT—Security at University of Michigan IT

Register today for SUMIT_2019! This year's event will be held Tuesday, October 29, at the Rackham Auditorium on the UM-Ann Arbor campus. Make plans to attend and register today.

Every October, ITS Information Assurance hosts the Security at University of Michigan IT (SUMIT) symposium to raise awareness and educate the community about important cybersecurity and privacy issues. This free event is open to the public and presents a rare opportunity to hear nationally recognized experts discuss the latest cybersecurity and privacy topics and trends.

Dissonance Event Series

Conversations at the confluence of technology, policy, privacy, security, and law

The Dissonance Event Series explores the confluence of technology, policy, privacy, security, and law from a global and national perspective. It seeks to increase universitywide, multidisciplinary discourse, and support university initiatives, including those related to data science. In addition to hosting events throughout the academic year, Dissonance co-sponsors events across campus. Recordings of past Dissonance events are available.

Next event: November 19, 2019: Protecting Patient Privacy in Big Data

6—7 p.m., Vandenberg room, Michigan League

Electronic health records, connected medical devices, health tracking applications, and more have led to a tidal wave of medical data. How this data is being used to transform patient care, improve care quality and decrease healthcare costs, however, is not always evident. Michigan Medicine physicians and legal scholars will explore how medical care will change as digital health platforms evolve, the legal ramifications we might have to navigate, and the privacy and ethical issues that are unfolding today.

Recent Dissonance co-sponsored events:

Privacy@Michigan Symposium & Research Showcase

Privacy is an inherently interdisciplinary research topic that touches many disciplines at U-M. U-M faculty, researchers, students and staff, across many fields, either face or address privacy issues in their work. Privacy@Michigan celebrates International Data Privacy Day, held every year on January 28, and aims to bring together faculty, researchers, students and staff from different colleges, schools and units across campus with the goal of sparking ongoing, multidisciplinary conversations about privacy's role in society—here at U-M and worldwide.