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SecurityCon draws more than 200 people

October 22, 2019

More than 200 people attended the Information Security Office’s day-long SecurityCon event on October 9 at the Carolina Union. This was the second annual SecurityCon, a day-long event for students, faculty and staff interested in learning more about information security. … Continued

New advisory board aims to boost Security Liaison program

October 16, 2019

At its meeting next month, the Information Security Liaison (ISL) program’s advisory board will mark eight months since its initial kick-off meeting. After that kick-off meeting in March, advisory board members met in June to conduct the first official meeting. … Continued

Information Security Office launches podcast

September 16, 2019

Two members of UNC-Chapel Hill’s Information Security Office launch their own podcast series today. IT Security Specialist Charlie Mewshaw and Network Firewall Lead Michael Williams teamed up to produce their podcast, “Data @ Rest,” to reach information security professionals and … Continued

ITS transforms Carolina’s security awareness training

June 28, 2019

The University’s security awareness training has received a complete transformation this year. Led by the Information Security Office at Information Technology Services, the training educates ITS employees on the importance of securing campus data. Soon, other campus groups can access … Continued

‘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