Events

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!

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. See SUMIT 2018 to register and find out more about this year's conference. Information about past SUMIT conferences, including recordings of previous presentations, are available at the SUMIT archive page.

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 October's events.

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.

Next Event 11/27/2018 - Catching Fake News

6:15 P.M. Rackham Assembly Hall. Two years after the 2016 election, are we winning the war against digital misinformation and manipulation? This panel will describe the technical and journalistic challenges of identifying fake news and manipulated information online and assess the effectiveness of the response by platforms like Facebook in the U.S., Europe, and around the world. Panelists will include Brendan Nyhan, Professor, Ford School; Ceren Budak, Asst. Prof., School of Information; Rada Mihalcea, Professor, EECS; Fredrik Laurin - Knight-Wallace Fellow, Special Projects Editor for Current Affairs, SVT (Swedish Television).

Annual Events

Data Privacy Day (January)

Information Assurance (IA) marks Data Privacy Day each year with special events, featured privacy information, and more.