This year marked the 20th year that ITS Information Assurance (IA) has invited U-M students to take an online quiz to raise awareness about IT security issues and promote security and privacy best practices during October’s National Cybersecurity Awareness Month.
All U-M students on the UM-Ann Arbor (including medical students), UM-Dearborn, and UM-Flint campuses who scored 90% or higher on the 10-question quiz were entered into a drawing for prizes. The prizes ranged from Apple Watches, iPads, and Apple AirPods Pro to the student exclusive ITS Security Blanket, as well as and gift cards to the ITS Tech Shop. Over 9,150 people took the quiz this year, almost 1,000 more than last year, and this year ITS awarded the most prizes ever to 68 students across all campuses.
ITS IA provides a number of tools that help educate the entire U-M community about the importance of IT security and privacy best practices. You, too, can test your knowledge of cybersecurity!
- Take the Cybersecurity Challenge to test your own knowledge with the same quiz that students took.
- Visit the Safe Computing website to find more IT security and privacy tips, including details about a job offer scam targeting university students.
- Learn about clues that reveal phishing emails and what to do if you take the bait in the Look Before You Click. Beware of Phishing! course in My LINC.