Computer Security 101: U-M students show what they know

November 16, 2017  //  FOUND IN: News

Information Assurance (IA) recently engaged U-M students, including medical students, with a computer quiz to raise awareness of information technology security issues.

IA has been giving the Computer Security 101 exam to students for the past 13 years. This year’s quiz resulted in the highest completion rate yet — more than double the rate of response from the original quiz in 2005.

This year’s 10-question online quiz covered topics ranging from the risks of peer-to-peer file sharing, avoiding phishing scams, the advantage of two-factor authentication and securing devices with software updates. As a bonus to the important security knowledge that students gained from the quiz, those who scored 90 percent or higher were entered into a drawing for prizes such as an Apple Watch, iPad Mini, Beats Solo headphones and more.

IA believes strongly in the value of educating everyone at U-M about IT security best practices. Take the Computer Security 101 quiz yourself by clicking here and explore the Safe Computing website for tips on protecting your online privacy and security.