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.
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 two most recent Dissonance co-sponsored events were:
The Penny Stamps Speaker Series, along with co-sponsor Dissonance, presented Cyborg Arts, with Neil Harbisson and Moon Ribas. The artists ask us to consider: “What separates human beings from the technology we create and use?” The Catalan-based artists and self-identified cyborgs are influencers in the global cyborg art movement who use the internet as a sense to fuel perception, understanding, and self expression.
The Penny Stamps Speaker Series, along with co-sponsor Dissonance, presented The Cities That Will Walk Away, with featured speaker Vinay Gupta. Gupta is CEO of Mattereum, an engineer, strategist, digital visionary, and future-builder who has worked to address a wide range of complex challenges and opportunities facing the 21st century.
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.