3 tips plus events to help you protect your information and the U's

This message was sent to faculty and staff on the Ann Arbor campus, including the U-M Health System, on October 11, 2016.

Hello U-M Ann Arbor faculty and staff,

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month, and in recognition we are sharing these IT security tips with you. Cyber criminals continue to use compromised university accounts to send spam email, commit identity theft, redirect paycheck direct deposits, and more.

Cyber Security Tips

Follow these tips to protect the university’s and your own information. It's good for you and the U.

  1. Turn on Two-Factor Authentication
    One of the most important things you can do to protect your accounts and personal information is to turn on two-factor authentication whenever it is available.
  2. Learn to Recognize Phishing Emails
    Cyber criminals continue to send fraudulent emails—called phishing emails—to individuals everywhere, including U-M. These phishing emails attempt to steal passwords, account information, and more. Learn to recognize clues that a message is a phishing attempt.
  3. Report IT Security Incidents
    If you suspect unauthorized access, loss, or exposure of university data, report it. Similarly, if a device you use to work with sensitive university data is lost or stolen, report it.

Cyber Security Events


Donald J. Welch, Ph.D.
Chief Information Security Officer
University of Michigan

Andrew L Rosenberg MD | Chief Information Officer-interim-
Associate Professor
Anesthesiology & Internal Medicine
University of Michigan Health System & Medical School

Kevin P. Hegarty
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
University of Michigan

Date Sent: 
Tuesday, October 11, 2016