October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month!

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October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Each October, ITS Information Assurance (IA) celebrates Cybersecurity Awareness Month by reminding members of the university community about their shared responsibility to protect themselves and the U-M community and by sharing IT security and privacy tips. “Cybersecurity, as a topic, a news item, and as an imperative is on the rise,” stated Sol Bermann, U-M Chief Information Security Officer. “Whether it is at work or at home, we all need to stay aware, stay involved, and do our part. Remember, good cybersecurity practices are good for you and good for the U.”

Virtual Sessions

While there won’t be the usual in-person SUMIT cybersecurity conference this year, IA is planning a number of virtual sessions on topics such as Zoom security and privacy, U-M Anti-phishing protections, CrowdStrike Falcon enhanced endpoint protection updates, MCommunity Group improvements, and more. Visit the Safe Computing: Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2021 page, and look for messages with details about these and other activities as more information becomes available.

Resources on Safe ComputingAs always, you’ll find tips and guidance on everything from IT security when working remotely, to how to identify phishing, secure videoconferencing, and protect passwords, on the Safe Computing site. Get a quick flyover of the site: Video: You’ve Got a Site for That—Safe Computing (1:55).

Author: Jennifer Wilkerson, ITS Information Assurance

Jen is the lead performance support analyst with ITS Information Assurance. You can reach her at jmruk@umich.edu.

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