Cyber Security Awareness Month 2016

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month. Take advantage of events at U-M and online to learn more about how you can protect your online identity and information.

U-M Activities

Friday, Oct. 7

  • Mobile Device Security - 11:00 a.m. - noon., Computer Showcase, Michigan Union. Mobile devices are often used to access or store personal and private information—notes, photos, contacts, financial accounts, saved passwords, and more. Join us for a hands-on demo of how to properly secure and manage your mobile devices to protect your personal information. Register in advance at Showcase Tech Talks.

Friday, Oct. 14 

  • Phishing & Suspicious Email - 11:00 a.m. - noon., Computer Showcase, Michigan Union. Criminals can use phishing, spam, and other malicious email to gain access to your personal and financial information, as well as sensitive university information, and U-M resources. In this Tech Talk, learn why phishing email scams matter, what to watch for, and what to do if you think you’ve been a target. Register in advance at Showcase Tech Talks.

Thursday, Oct. 20

  • SUMIT_2016 - 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Rackham Auditorium on the Ann Arbor campus. U-M's annual day-long symposium dedicated to raise awareness and educate the community about cyber security. Please register for SUMIT; there is no charge.

Friday, Oct. 21 

  • Turn On Two-Factor - 11:00 a.m. - noon., Computer Showcase, Michigan Union. Your password needs a partner! Learn how to stop hackers in their tracks with two-factor authentication. We’ll focus on how the mobile app from Duo Security makes it easy and offer alternative options to fit your lifestyle. Learn how to set up a Duo account to add protection to your online accounts, as well as how to turn on two-factor for your personal accounts, such as Facebook and Apple. Register in advance at Showcase Tech Talks.

Thursday, Oct. 27

  • Dissonance Speaker Series: Privacy, Cybersecurity, the Internet, and the Stakes in this Year’s Election. 5:15 p.m., Michigan Union, Anderson Rooms A-C. 

Friday, Oct. 28 

  • Turn On Two-Factor - 11:00 a.m. - noon., Computer Showcase, Michigan Union. Your password needs a partner! Learn how to stop hackers in their tracks with two-factor authentication. We’ll focus on how the mobile app from Duo Security makes it easy and offer alternative options to fit your lifestyle. Learn how to set up a Duo account to add protection to your online accounts, as well as how to turn on two-factor for your personal accounts, such as Facebook and Apple. Register in advance at Showcase Tech Talks.

Activities Elsewhere

Thursday, Oct. 6

  • Twitter Chat: STOP. THINK. CONNECT.™The Basics of Online Safety. 3:00-4:00 p.m. EDT. Use #ChatSTC to join.

Thursday, Oct. 27

  • Twitter Chat: STOP. THINK. CONNECT.™Navigating Your Continuously Connected Life.  3:00-4:00 p.m. EDT. Use #ChatSTC to join.

Friday, Oct. 28

  • The Digital Citizenship Summit. A global conversation about citizenship, literacy, and advocacy focusing on the the question, "How can we be the digital change?" 

Thursday, Nov. 3

  • Twitter Chat: STOP. THINK. CONNECT.™ Building Cyber Resilience in Critical Infrastructure.  3:00-4:00 p.m. EDT. Use #ChatSTC to join.

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