Events Calendar

Check out the Safe Computing Events Calendar for IT security and privacy events at U-M and elsewhere—and add a few to your own calendar!

Dissonance Event Series

Conversations at the confluence of technology, policy, privacy, security, and law

The Dissonance Event Series explores the confluence of technology, policy, privacy, security, and law from a global and national perspective. It seeks to increase universitywide, multidisciplinary discourse, and support university initiatives, including those related to data science. Recordings of all past Dissonance events are available.

February 25, 2019: Genetics & Medical Apps—Ethics, Privacy, Law, and Policy

6 P.M. Rackham Assembly Hall

Each new genetic test or medical app generates or collects more and more detailed health data, but may also raise serious issues for medicine, public health. Under what circumstances should a test be used, and how should it be implemented? Should people be allowed to choose or refuse a test, or should it be mandatory, as newborn screening is in some states? How should the data from these tests be used, and should individuals control access to the results of their tests? If test results are released to third parties, such as employers or insurers, what protections should be in place to protect individuals from unfair treatment based on test results, data collected, or genotype?

This Dissonance series event will take a multi-disciplinary look at these issues from a variety of theoretical and applied perspectives. Panelists will include:

Lori Andrews, Professor of Law and Director of the Institute for Science, Law and, Technology at Chicago Kent Law School

Jodyn Platt, Assistant Professor, U-M Medical School

Kayte Spector-Bagdady, Assistant Professor, U-M Medical School, Chief of the Research Ethics Service in the Center for Bioethics and Social Sciences in Medicine (CBSSM)

Denise Anthony, Professor, U-M School of Public Health

Privacy@Michigan Symposium & Research Showcase

Celebrating International Data Privacy Day on January 28

Monday, January 28, 2019, 1–6:30 p.m. Rackham Amphitheatre (4th floor)

The Privacy@Michigan event was recorded, and the recording will be posted on Safe Computing when it is available.

Privacy is an inherently interdisciplinary research topic that touches many disciplines at U-M. U-M faculty, researchers, students and staff, across many fields, either face or address privacy issues in their work. Privacy@Michigan celebrates International Data Privacy Day and aims to bring together faculty, researchers, students and staff from different colleges, schools and units across campus with the goal of sparking ongoing, multidisciplinary conversations about privacy's role in society—here at U-M and worldwide.

Cyber Security Awareness Month (October)

IA marks National Cyber Security Awareness Month with special events, featured information about IT security, and more. See Cyber Security Awareness Month 2018 for information about the most recent recognition of the month.

Annual Events

SUMIT 2018

The Security at University of Michigan IT (SUMIT) conference is a free annual symposium held every October to raise awareness and educate the community about important cyber security and privacy issues. Information about past SUMIT conferences, including recordings of previous presentations, are available at the SUMIT archive page. Video is now available for SUMIT 2018, which was held on October 25, 2018.