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Meet the Information Security Liaison: Hínár György Polczer

February 17, 2022

This is the first in an occasional series of profiles of Carolina’s IT professionals who serve as liaisons in the Information Security Liaison (ISL) program, led by the Information Security Office within ITS.  Hínár György Polczer Position: Technical Support Analyst, … Continued

Phishers are sending malicious links through shared Google docs

December 17, 2021

On December 16, Dennis Schmidt, Chief Information Security Officer, sent out this formal notice asking campus to be super vigilant against increasingly sophisticated cyber criminals. This week our campus was targeted by phishing attacks using a radically different and alarming … Continued

How to keep your mobile devices secure

October 25, 2021

In a guest post for Cybersecurity Awareness Month, Jared Perdue, Information Security Specialist with the Information Security Office, shares tips for keeping your mobile devices secure. Our mobile devices contain a great deal of valuable data. No matter what device … Continued

Meet the IT Security Architecture team

October 18, 2021

This month, for Cybersecurity Awareness Month, we introduce you to the IT Security Architecture team within the Information Security Office (ISO). It is one of four teams within the ISO along with the Network Security team, the Operations and Incident … Continued

Network firewalls help protect UNC-Chapel Hill

October 1, 2021

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month, a national campaign now marking its 18th year. In conjunction with other efforts to promote online safety and security, ITS will share cybersecurity tips, resources, and stories about how the Information Security Office works to … Continued

Phish reporting button will benefit campus

July 26, 2021

The Information Security Office will roll out to campus a phish reporting button that enables users to report phishing and spam messages with the click of a button. The ISO hopes that use of this Microsoft Office 365 functionality will lighten the load on the ITS Service Desk and Tier 2. “After several simulated phishing campaigns, a review of … Continued

ITS Service Desk improves customer experience for resets

February 22, 2021

Since late November, the ITS Service Desk has been using Duo Push to reset customers’ Onyen passwords and to reset and unlock 2-Step verification for Microsoft 365 applications (MFA), including University email accounts. The Information Security Office worked with the … Continued

Program addresses demand for security risk assessments

November 20, 2020

During the summer, the Information Security Office faced a challenge — the campus community began requiring an increasing number of risk assessments. The increased demand for security risk assessments was due to the University’s transition to 100% working from home … Continued