Alert Carolina system improved

In late June, UNC-Chapel Hill Information Technology Services, Campus Safety & Risk Management, and Communications and Public Affairs implemented significant enhancements that streamlined and automated more of the Alert Carolina Emergency Notification System. Improvements enable faster activation With a project … Continued

“Creepy” video PSA wins ITS’ cyber security contest

Creepy took the prize. In a contest promoting cyber security, UNC-Chapel Hill Information Technology Services has awarded the top prize to four University seniors who created a creepy video that warns against using geotags in social media. ITS created the … Continued

Cyber security month ends with fun and games

Information Technology Services wrapped up National Cyber Security Awareness Month on Friday, October 30, in the Pit with food, fun and factoids about online safety. Gummi fish galore and 72 bags of goldfish crackers do count as food, right? Tim … Continued

Why anti-virus programs aren’t the ultimate solution

In a guest post for National Cyber Security Awareness Month, Tim Cline, Information Security Specialist with Information Technology Services, explains why anti-virus software isn’t the be-all and end-all solution and he shares other ways to defend yourself against online threats. … Continued

Understanding and getting the most from your firewalls

In a guest post for National Cyber Security Awareness Month, Michael G. Williams, Network Firewall Lead with Information Technology Services, explains the function of a firewall, the types of firewalls and ways to maximize the security of your firewalls.   … Continued

Five limits to the privacy of your unc.edu email

In a guest post for National Cyber Security Awareness Month, April Chang, Business Systems Analyst with the Privacy Office at Information Technology Services, explains the limitations of the privacy of your University email and shares work email best practices.  We … Continued

Follow these top practices for online safety

In a guest post for National Cyber Security Awareness Month, Alex Everett, Information Security Engineer at Information Technology Services, discusses ways to help protect your online safety. If you’re like the average person, rarely a day goes by without you … Continued

Five tips for keeping your mobile devices secure

In a guest post for National Cyber Security Awareness Month, Tim Cline, Information Security Specialist with Information Technology Services, shares five key tips for keeping your mobile devices secure. There are a couple of truisms about IT devices: IT devices … Continued