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Organizers call SecurityCon a success

November 2, 2020

SecurityCon 2020 drew a record-breaking number of registrations and attendees — of course via Zoom, given the COVID-19 pandemic. The Information Security Office’s first virtual SecurityCon on October 9 drew more than 150 registrants for the talks, 20-plus for the Capture … Continued

SecurityCon will evolve to cater to a virtual audience

September 22, 2020

The Information Security Office’s annual SecurityCon event will be held on October 9. While the conference will be fully virtual this year, event managers Charlie Mewshaw and Michael Williams of the Information Security Office strive to uphold the success of … Continued

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