Cybersecurity Training by Merit Professional Development

U-M IT staff have asked for IT security training, and, to meet this need, Information Assurance (IA) has purchased a limited number of seats in several Merit training classes throughout the 2019-20 academic year. The training is open to faculty and staff members from the UM-Ann Arbor, Michigan Medicine, UM-Dearborn, and UM-Flint campuses.

To request a seat in any of these courses, U-M faculty and staff can send email to Kim Wheeler (kimhw@umich.edu).

Certified Secure Web Application Engineer (CSWAE)

  • Audience: Web application developers.
  • Prerequisites: Sound knowledge of networking and at least one coding language. An understanding of Linux and Open-Shell.
  • Dates (two separate classes):
    • Class 1: November 18–22, 2019, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.; 10 seats available
    • Class 2: January 13–17, 2020, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.; 10 seats available
  • Location: 880 Technology Dr., Ann Arbor
  • Description: Covers how to identify, mitigate, and defend against attacks through designing and building systems that are resistant to failure, how to to develop web applications that are not subject to common vulnerabilities, and how to test and validate that applications are secure, reliable, and resistant to attack. Prepares students to take the C)SWAE exam, which is included.

Secure Coding

  • Audience: Software developers and engineers interested in introductory knowledge about secure coding principles.
  • Prerequisites: Knowledge of languages such as C, C++, Java, Javascript, PHP, or Perl.
  • Dates (two separate classes):
    • Class 1: December 17, 2019, 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.; 10 seats available
    • Class 2: January 31, 2020, 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.; 10 seats available
  • Location: 880 Technology Dr., Ann Arbor
  • Description: This is an introductory secure coding class aimed at the practice of developing computer software in a way that guards against the accidental introduction of security vulnerabilities. It provides the developer with a thorough and broad understanding of secure application concepts, principles, and standards.

Threat on Your Doorstep: Cybersecurity for Executives

  • Audience: Executives and non-technical managers who would like to better understand the current cybersecurity landscape.
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Date: December 5, 2019, 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.; 15 seats available
  • Location: 950 Victors Way, Ann Arbor
  • Description: Provides information about the current threat landscape, social engineering, critical controls, common attack vectors, warning signs of an attack, and more.

Threat on Your Doorstep: Cybersecurity for IT Professionals

  • Audience: IT professionals
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Date: January 28, 2020, 1:00–5:00 p.m.; 15 seats available
  • Location: 950 Victors Way, Ann Arbor
  • Description: Focuses on the current threat landscape, social engineering, critical controls, common attack vectors, cybersecurity incidents, and more.