IT security is a shared responsibility and a never-ending journey of incremental improvement, but some improvements are larger and come faster than others. In October 2020, ITS announced that Enhanced Endpoint Protection powered by CrowdStrike Falcon would be rolled out to university-owned computers (desktops, laptops, and servers). About six months later, as of early March 2021, Falcon has… Read More »
If you encounter an actual or suspected IT security incident, it is vital that you report it as soon as possible so that work can begin to investigate and resolve it. This applies whether you are working from home or on campus. Take a minute to watch the ITS Information Assurance (IA) video: How to Report an IT… Read More »
You are invited to a free, on-demand screening of the documentary film Coded Bias—available anytime from April 8 to 14 and a panel discussion of the film April 15. Coded Bias explores the fallout from an MIT Media Lab researcher’s discovery that facial recognition does not identify dark-skinned faces and women’s faces accurately. The film follows her journey to push for the first legislation in the U.S. to govern against bias in the algorithms.
The Michigan IT Steerage Committee is happy to announce a new, high-end desktop workstation for use in both the academic and medical center environments across the university. Introducing the Future Object-Oriented Laptop, a brand-new technology designed to be more “green”—sustainable, biodegradable, and using fewer heavy metals and less electricity to create and to operate—than contemporary workstations. Included in… Read More »
Students, faculty, and staff are invited to attend office hours with ITS Information Assurance experts. Come ask your IT security and privacy questions!
Groups used for U-M business, such as email and providing access to resources, require proper management to prevent interruption of important work-related activities.
MORPHEUS technology from the University of Michigan emerged unscathed from a DARPA virtual hackathon. An “unhackable” computer chip lived up to its name in its first bug bounty competition, foiling over 500 cybersecurity researchers who were offered tens of thousands of dollars to analyze it and three other secure processor technologies for vulnerabilities. MORPHEUS, developed by computer science… Read More »
Do you have personal, non-work files on your university-owned computer or in an online storage space provided by U-M? Help the university protect your privacy by storing them in a folder labeled Personal and Private.
To improve security, ITS will upgrade Kerberos to version 1.18 in summer 2021 (likely in August). The upgrade will disable support for Data Encryption Standard (DES), which is an insecure and deprecated encryption type.
Following these guidelines to secure personal devices that you use for working with U-M data protects you and the university.
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It’s important to remember to restart your web browser so that updates can be applied, and your browsing can be as secure as possible.
A behind-the-scenes update is being made over several weeks during March to the U-M Google mail forwarding address.
To continue to improve IT security at U-M, the university is adding Area 1 Security to its mix of anti-phishing defenses.
Technology-packed autonomous vehicles will create a new frontier for hackers. A UM-Dearborn cybersecurity expert explains how we might protect them.
The public perception of the SSN has gone from a symbol of security to be seen as a symbol of privacy insecurity.
Student panelists shared their perspectives on privacy and introduced the new student guide to personal data—ViziBLUE—at the February 2 “Student Data, Privacy, and ViziBLUE webinar.
What are privacy officers talking about when they talk about privacy? And why is it important?
U-M’s Economic Growth Institute will use a grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce to boost cybersecurity know-how among small manufacturers in southeastern Michigan.
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