SUMIT 2018 focuses on U-M’s role as a leader in security and privacy research

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The 14th annual Security at University of Michigan IT (SUMIT) was held on Thursday, October 25. As the university’s flagship event for National Cyber Security Awareness Month, SUMIT_2018 helped raise community awareness of timely IT security and privacy issues. This year’s theme focuses on U-M’s role as a leader and best in security and privacy research. The presenters are all faculty, students, or alumni of U-M.

SUMIT 2018 Topics & Speakers

  • The Physics of Embedded Security: Tickling Sensors with Malicious Sound Waves and RF
    Kevin Fu, associate professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, College of Engineering, University of Michigan
  • Keeping a Low Profile?: Technology, Risk and Privacy among Undocumented Immigrants
    Allison McDonald, Ph.D. candidate, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, College of Engineering, University of Michigan
  • Putting the Security Back into Cybersecurity
    Cindy Cohn, executive director of the Electronic Frontier Foundation
  • DataSifter: Sharing of Sensitive Information via Statistical Obfuscation
    Ivo Dinov, professor of Health Behavior and Biological Sciences, School of Nursing, and professor of Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics, Medical School, University of Michigan
  • PANEL DISCUSSION: Evolving National and International Norms of Security and Privacy
    Denise Anthony, professor of Health Management and Policy, School of Public Health, University of Michigan
    Barb McQuade, professor from practice, Law School, University of Michigan
    Florian Schaub, assistant professor of Information, School of Information, and assistant professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, College of Engineering, University of Michigan

Information about each presentation and a biography of each presenter is available at the SUMIT 2018 event page. Videos of all SUMIT 2018 presentations and panel discussions will be available soon. Presentations from previous SUMIT conferences are also available on the Safe Computing SUMIT events page.

More than 429 people attended SUMIT 2018 either in person at Rackham Auditorium or virtually via the live stream throughout the day. These individuals represented more than 170 colleges, universities, corporations, small businesses, and nonprofits from around the country.