Participate in National Cybersecurity Awareness Month this October!

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Own. Secure. Protect. IT. October 2019. National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. #BeCyberSmart

Every October, ITS Information Assurance (IA) leads a U-M 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’s theme is Own IT. Secure IT. Protect IT. During October, watch for activities and events at U-M and online, including:

  • Expanding two-factor protection to students. The activities and campaign to extend two-factor protection to all U-M students goes into high gear this month. Students will be required to use two-factor (Duo) for Weblogin as of January 29, 2020. Faculty, staff, and sponsored affiliates are already required to use it. Two-factor (Duo) helps protect U-M and personal data.
  • Cyber security and privacy tips.  An email to faculty and staff will be sent October 3, and throughout October look for tweets and other communications. 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_2019 on October 29. 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.

Check out the Safe Computing National Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2019 page for more!