Do you worry about your privacy and security online? Do you want to learn more about how to protect yourself when using online services, smartphones, and other new technologies? In this three-week workshop series, researchers from the University of Michigan School of Information will discuss common risks and strategies you can use for online self-defense. The workshops will be held over three weeks via Zoom. No pre-knowledge is required and you’re welcome to participate in some or all of them.
To ensure that we create an engaging learning environment and provide enough space for real-time Q&A, we will limit attendance to 50 for each session.
U-M login is required for these events.
Follow the links for more details on an individual event and to get Zoom links to join that online event:
- Week 1: Protecting your accounts and devices.
January 20, 2022 - 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m (EST).
Learn about what makes a secure password, password management, software updates, and safely getting rid of old devices.
- Week 2: Protecting your privacy.
January 27, 2022 - 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m (EST).
Learn about how to control privacy settings on social media, how to change mobile app permissions, how to block advertisements, etc.
- Week 3: Protecting yourself against bad actors.
February 3, 2022 - 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m (EST).
Learn how to spot and avoid online scams, phishing emails, and identity theft.
All sessions will be recorded. Links to recordings and slides will be made available on each event's web page within a week after the session.
Security Privacy Interaction Lab (SPI Lab)
SPI Lab is a team of U-M researchers studying privacy and security issues in today's digital world. SPI Lab is committed to:
- Understanding the challenges in protecting privacy online
- Building and improving systems that preserve user privacy
- Minimizing the burdens of privacy protections for users
- Increasing user awareness and knowledge around privacy and security issues.
Learn more about SPI Lab's work at spilab.io.