‘Phind the phish’ posters continue to capture attention

November 2, 2018

As October’s National Cyber Security Awareness Month comes to a close, we thought it appropriate to share this story, which first appeared in the 2017-2018 ITS Annual Report. Other information security posters have come and gone at UNC-Chapel Hill, but … Continued

2-Step Verification Requirement for Student Financial Access in ConnectCarolina

February 5, 2018

Beginning on February 15, ConnectCarolina will require 2-Step Verification when accessing the student financial portion of ConnectCarolina. This includes student bill pay and direct deposit account access.  How 2-Step Will Change Your ConnectCarolina Experience How you log in to ConnectCarolina will not change – how your access student … 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.

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

Privacy, security and risk assessments: where it all comes together

October 5, 2017

In a guest post for National Cyber Security Awareness Month, Chief Privacy Officer Micki Jernigan explains the purpose and intricacies of privacy reviews and security risk assessments. Privacy reviews and security risk assessments are intended to protect: individuals’ information (students, … Continued

Information Security highlights 2016-2017 accomplishments

September 1, 2017

During the 2016-2017 fiscal year, the Information Security Office at UNC-Chapel Hill continued to innovate and accelerate efforts to combat the growing number and sophistication of threats against the University’s electronic information. Here are highlights of the Information Security Office’s … Continued

Even during winter break, ITS is ready for your call

December 15, 2016

If something’s weird and it doesn’t look good, who are you going to call? Well, if it’s IT weird, hopefully, you’re going to call 919-962-HELP. That’s true around the clock and around the calendar at UNC-Chapel Hill, including Christmas week. … Continued

Video PSA urging caution on public Wi-Fi wins contest

December 2, 2016

Carolina students check their bank account balances throughout the day, every day from their mobile phones. By urging students to be cautious about the sites they visit while using public Wi-Fi, classmates from the School of Media and Journalism have … Continued