Participate in National Cybersecurity Awareness Month this October!

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Photo of hand holding cell phone.


Every October, Information Assurance (IA) leads a celebration of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) by hosting events, sharing tips, and reminding everyone of our shared responsibility to protect and secure university and personal systems and the sensitive information they contain.

NCSAM is spearheaded by the National Cyber Security Alliance and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. This year, the second week of NCSAM will focus on higher education and highlight the increasing use of two-factor, or multi-factor, authenticatication.

During October, watch for activities and events at U-M and online, including:

  • Expanding two-factor protection. To better protect university systems and data and more, Duo two-factor for Weblogin will be enabled for Michigan Medicine employees and sponsored affiliates beginning October 10. Communications begin in October for enabling it on the UM-Ann Arbor campus in January.
  • Cyber security and privacy tips in an email to faculty and staff on October 18 and throughout October in tweets. Follow us @umichTECH.
  • Security 101 for students. In late October, students on the Ann Arbor campus will receive an email invitation to test their IT security knowledge by taking the Computer Security 101 Exam. Those who complete the exam with a score of 90% or higher will be entered into a drawing for prizes.
  • SUMIT_2018 on October 25. SUMIT is a free annual conference at Rackham Auditorium where you can hear recognized experts discuss the latest technical, legal, policy, and operational trends, threats, and tools in cyber security and privacy.

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