Training, Education & Awareness

Professional Associations
Many trade, industry, and governmental associations and agencies provide training and guidance. See IT Security & Privacy Professional Associations.

We all have a role to play in protecting U-M's data and the systems that store and handle it. Learn how you can do your part to reduce risks and increase the security of the university's sensitive data. 

Resources to Share

  • IA Publications to keep you informed about IT security and privacy at U-M.
  • IT Security Posters & Brochures. Post and distribute these to help educate your colleagues, friends, and others about key security issues. Digital sign versions of most of the posters are available to the U-M community in a Box at U-M folder: Safe Computing - Security Tips (Digital Signs).
  • Events related to cybersecurity and privacy sponsored by IA and others.
  • Tips & Videos with recommendations protecting your devices, recognizing phishing, and traveling with technology.
  • Be Aware of the most common IT security threats.

U-M Cyber Security Basic Training

  • Look Before You Click. Beware of Phishing! (in My LINC) Learn about the practice of phishing, including spear phishing. Recognize clues that reveal phishing emails, inspect links in suspicious emails, identify what to do if you are not sure about an email, and take corrective steps if you take the bait.
  • Don't Fall for Phish! Test your phish detection skills in this U-M online training. You will review email messages and decide which are phishing scams and which are legitimate messages. You'll also get to review the clues that indicate phishiness.
  • Anti-Phishing Education: Simulated Phishing. IA provides consultation, reviews, and approvals for units interested in doing simulated phishing for educational purposes.
  • Using Your Devices Securely with U-M Data. Learn how to set up your device and manage U-M data at home and abroad.
  • Copyright Compliance Quiz. Test your knowledge of what you can and cannot share from your computer and mobile devices.

Specialized Cyber Security Training

Courses by Merit Professional Development. Information Assurance (IA) has purchased a limited number of seats in several Merit training courses throughout the 2017-18 academic year. The courses cover cyber security for executives, cloud security, secure coding, secure web application engineering, and more. Staff members from the UM-Ann Arbor, Michigan Medicine, UM-Dearborn, and UM-Flint campuses are being invited to attend.

Training Required for Data Access