Protect your identity and accounts—Good for you and the U

This information was sent via email to faculty and staff on the U-M Ann Arbor campus, including Michigan Medicine, on October 5, 2017. A similar message was sent to faculty and staff on the UM-Flint campus on October 2, 2017

Hello UM-Ann Arbor faculty and staff,

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month and a reminder that IT security is a shared responsibility. In that spirit, we share the following tips with you.

IT Security & Privacy Tips

  1. Turn on Two-Factor for Weblogin
    Protect your personal information in Wolverine Access (direct deposit information and W-2s), as well as your information in U-M Google and Box, Canvas, and more. Duo two-factor can now remember you for 12 hours so you don't have to two-factor as often.
  2. Recognize Phishing and Ransomware
    Phishing emails attempt to steal passwords, account information, and more. Some of these emails include links to, or attachments containing, ransomware. Learn to recognize clues that a message is a phishing attempt:
  3. Protect Your Identity
    The Equifax breach has us all thinking about what steps we can take to protect our identity. While you can't stop data breaches like the one at Equifax, you can proactively monitor and protect your identity information and accounts.

Learn More: Events & News

Thanks for practicing safe computing. It's good for you and the U.

Sol Bermann
Interim Chief Information Security Officer
University Privacy Officer
University of Michigan

Jack Kufahl
Chief Information Security Officer
Information Assurance: Michigan Medicine
University of Michigan

Date Sent: 
Thursday, October 5, 2017