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

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

How to protect yourself from phishing

October 28, 2016

In a guest post for National Cyber Security Awareness Month, Terri Buckner, Information Security Project Manager at Information Technology Services, explains what phishing is, the extent of the problem and how to protect yourself from phishing attempts. Internet and phone … Continued

How to protect yourself online

October 26, 2016

IT Security Specialist Chris Demetriou discusses ways to strengthen your cyber security and privacy. He stresses that awareness is your strongest ally for protecting yourself online. Autumn is about upon us. And that means a new school year and soccer … Continued

Ransomware can severely restrict computer access

October 19, 2016

In a guest post for National Cyber Security Awareness Month, Alex Everett, IT Security Architect at Information Technology Services, explains how ransomware works and provides some brief history of its use. Ransomware is a type of malware that, if successfully … Continued