Computer Security 101: Students show what they know and win prizes


Information Assurance (IA) recently engaged UM-Ann Arbor students, including medical students, with a computer quiz to raise awareness of IT security issues.

Computer Security 101 Exam

IA has been giving the exam to students for the past thirteen 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% 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 all of U-M about IT security best practices. Take the Computer Security 101 quiz yourself [] and explore the Safe Computing website for tips on protecting your online privacy and security [].


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