SUMIT 2017 focused on surveillance, censorship, and internet freedom

  • Sol Bermann, interim chief information and security officer for U-M, hosted SUMIT 2017. (Joel Iverson, ITS Communications) Click the image to view a gallery of images from SUMIT 2017.

The 13th annual Security at University of Michigan IT (SUMIT) was held on Thursday, October 19. More than 550 people attended SUMIT 2017 either in person at Rackham Auditorium or virtually via the live stream throughout the day. This number represents more than 170 universities, corporations, small businesses, and nonprofits from around the country.

This year, the university’s flagship event for National Cyber Security Awareness Month delved into surveillance, censorship, internet freedom, and more. Presentations included:

SUMIT is a part of U-M’s commitment to public engagement that tackles complex, often controversial topics. It makes faculty, researchers, practitioners, and recognized experts accessible to share knowledge on timely IT security and privacy issues with the university community and the southeast Michigan community at-large. Watch recordings of this year’s presentations, as well as those from previous years, on the SUMIT main web page. View a complete photo gallery from SUMIT 2017 on Flickr.