ITS Information Assurance Events

Most Recent Event: The Feeling of Being Watched

When journalist Assia Boundaoui investigates rumors of surveillance in her Arab-American neighborhood in Chicago, she uncovers one of the largest FBI terrorism probes conducted before 9/11 and reveals its enduring impact on the community.

Dissonance hosted a free viewing of The Feeling of Being Watched from March 28 to April 7, and on the afternoon of April 7 a discussion with film's director and Knight-Wallace Reporting Fellow Assia Boundaoui. Conversation was facilitated by Wallace House Director Lynette Clemetson, and joined by Roya Ensafi and Tanisha Afnan.

Check out a recording of the conversation with the director.


Privacy is an inherently interdisciplinary research topic that touches many disciplines at 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.

For 2022, School of Information and Information and Technology Services are sponsoring a series of online events, including workshops by SPILab!

You can check out all of the Privacy@Michigan 2022 events, including links to their descriptions and details on joining us over Zoom, or find them on the Safe Computing Events Calendar.

ITS Information Assurance Office Hours

Ask the ITS Information Assurance Experts. Every Tuesday from 3–4 p.m., ITS Information Assurance (IA) staff are available for short one-one-one drop-in sessions to answer your questions and help you find the resources you need.


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

The Dissonance Event Series explores the ways technology, policy, privacy, security, and law are ever increasingly intertwined in all facets of life and society. This series seeks to increase university-wide, 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 many past Dissonance events are available.

Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Every October, IA marks National Cybersecurity Awareness Month with special events, featured information about IT security, and more. See SUMIT Reimagined for information about what was done in 2021.

SUMIT—Security at University of Michigan IT

SUMIT 2021 went online for SUMIT Reimagined, a series of informational events where members of the U-M community could get help from IT experts on a variety of topics.

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 presents a rare opportunity to hear nationally recognized experts discuss the latest cybersecurity and privacy topics and trends.