ITS ResNET collaborates on Carmichael makerspace

January 23, 2018

A new makerspace is now available to students, staff and faculty at Carmichael Residence Hall, thanks to a collaboration between ITS ResNET, Carolina Housing, BeAM, OASIS and the Kenan-Flagler Business School. Launched Fall 2017 The 3,000-square-foot center, called Blue Makerspace, … Continued

Alertus Desktop Notification now available on campus

December 13, 2017

The newest addition to the Alert Carolina Emergency Notification System is now available for desktop and laptop Windows and Mac OS computers on the UNC-Chapel Hill campus. Alert Carolina is now offering the Alertus Desktop Notification client to campus as … Continued

Survey: Users satisfied with Carolina Computing Initiative

December 11, 2017

The Carolina Computing Initiative (CCI) program found that an overwhelming majority of respondents were satisfied — either “extremely” or “somewhat” — with the selection and quality of offered computer models, the software pre-load and the CCI program overall. CCI, a … Continued

Information Security Office’s jack-of-all-trades is retiring

December 8, 2017

Duo evangelist. Information Security Liaison organizer. Man with the shark hat. Operations team leader. Inaugural-year IT Awards winner. Jack-of-all-trades. Soon, ITS Information Security Specialist Tim Cline will add another description to his name: retiree. Cline retires December 22 after 11 … Continued

Students’ humorous video PSA about phishing wins ITS contest

December 7, 2017

The idea of welcoming a robber into one’s home is obviously absurd, but craft it into a funny 30-second video public service announcement about phishing and you have yourself a winner. A group of UNC-Chapel Hill journalism students did just that to take first place in an ITS cybersecurity contest for the best video PSA for promoting awareness of phishing attempts on campus.

2017 CTC Fall Retreat informs and honors IT pros

November 21, 2017

The 2017 CTC Fall Retreat and IT Awards drew a crowd of campus IT professionals for catching up with colleagues, learning the latest technologies and efforts across the University, and honoring their fellow IT pros for their work during the … Continued

ITS Annual Report highlights 2016-2017 accomplishments

November 20, 2017

The ITS Annual Report for the 2016-2017 fiscal year is now available online. Through this publication, ITS celebrates its success in supporting the teaching, research and service missions of UNC-Chapel Hill. This report shares stories, videos and stats on the … Continued

Getting to know the Office of Information Security

October 31, 2017

In this post, gain some insights into the work of the UNC-Chapel Hill Information Security Office as well as a few of the leaders behind that work. First, Kevin Lanning, Executive Director and Chief Information Security Officer, explains what his … Continued

Because I said so? Why policies exist

October 26, 2017

Kim Stahl (MSIS ’97), who works in the ITS Policy Office, provides this guest post for National Cyber Security Awareness Month. She is available to talk about policies, and routinely rewards people who bring her policy issues to address. Contact … Continued

How to create safe and easy passwords and keep track of them

October 12, 2017

In a guest post for National Cyber Security Awareness Month, Charlie Mewshaw, IT Security Specialist with the Information Security Office, answers often-posed questions about passwords, including what constitutes a secure password, why password policies are the way they are, and … Continued