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

This message was sent to all UM-Ann Arbor and UM-Flint faculty and staff on October 18, 2018. Similar messages were sent to UM-Dearborn (in early October) and Michigan Medicine (on October 18).

Hello U-M faculty and staff,

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

Use two-factor

By using two-factor, you make an enormous difference in the security of your accounts. This extra login step stops an attacker from using your account—even if your password is stolen.

We believe that two-factor authentication does so much to protect university resources and your personal information that we are in the process of making it a routine, expected part of the U-M login process for faculty, staff, and sponsored affiliates for services you log in to via Weblogin. Michigan Medicine began requiring it of employees last week, and UM-Ann Arbor, UM-Dearborn, and UM-Flint will turn it on for employees and sponsored affiliates on January 23, 2019.

Learn to recognize phishing and other scams

Criminals use phishing emails and phone scams to attempt to steal passwords, account information, and more. Learn to recognize clues that a message or phone call is fraudulent:

Choose privacy

News and events

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

Ravi Pendse, Ph.D.
Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer
University of Michigan

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

Andrew Rosenberg, M.D.
Chief Information Officer
Michigan Medicine

Jack Kufahl
Chief Information Security Officer
Information Assurance: Michigan Medicine

For assistance or questions

Date Sent: 
Thursday, October 18, 2018