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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

Information Security Office expands security awareness training

April 6, 2020

In 2019, the University’s security awareness training was completely transformed with the introduction of a new training module. Since then, the Information Security Office within ITS has made significant progress in expanding the program to groups across campus. So far, … 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

ITS to launch 1-year Onyen passwords

April 29, 2019

UNC-Chapel Hill is switching to a system of changing Onyen passwords to once a year rather than every 91 days. For the convenience of changing their password just one time per year, campus community members will need to create passwords … Continued

UNC-Chapel Hill Privacy Liaisons serve an important role

January 18, 2019

In recognition of Data Privacy Month, ITS News presents this overview of Privacy Liaisons and an introduction to ITS’ two Privacy Liaisons. Privacy Liaisons Privacy Liaisons are appointed by the head of each UNC-Chapel Hill operating unit that has responsibility … 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

An important update on phishing

May 14, 2018

College campuses across the country, including UNC-Chapel Hill, continue to be high-value targets for phishing campaigns. Access to our digital resources – from research to emails to financial information – is prized by online criminals. For example, phishers often use stolen credentials to receive … Continued

A Message from the CIO on the Expansion of 2-Step

January 25, 2018

Dear Carolina Community, I am writing to inform you of our plans to expand the use of 2-Step Verification on campus in 2018. This continues the work that ITS has already completed to put select digital resources, such as the online W2, VPN and administrative IT applications, behind 2-Step Verification protection. A … 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