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.
The event "What Does Big Tech Owe Us," originally scheduled for March 18, 2020, 6:30 p.m. has been cancelled. We hope to invite Kara Swisher and Alex Stamos to speak at the University of Michigan in the future.
Privacy@Michigan Symposium & Research Showcase
The 2020 Privacy@Michigan Symposium & Research Showcase was held in the Rackham Amphitheatre,Tuesday, January 28, 1–6 p.m., on the UM-Ann Arbor campus. Kathleen Kingsbury, editor of The New York Times Privacy Project, gave the keynote address followed by two privacy panel discussions.
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.
SUMIT—Security at University of Michigan IT
SUMIT_2019 brought together people from across the university and southeast Michigan on October 29, 2019, to hear presentations on a wide variety of cybersecurity topics. Relive the event through these SUMIT_2019 Twitter moments. Visit the SUMIT_2019 page to view recordings of presentations from the event.
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.
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 what was done in 2019.