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Project SIR: Dean Richman talks sensitive information protection

October 15, 2014

The Sensitive Information Remediation Project, better known as Project SIR, is a campus-wide initiative with the purpose to scan, find, delete and/or secure sensitive information. Project SIR is being implemented across campus by units, departments and individuals invested in the … Continued

Tech tip: Two-factor authentication

October 9, 2014

This video is courtesy of the Stop.Think.Connect campaign as part of the National Cyber Security Awareness Month.   As big data breaches such as those targeting Home Depot and Target increasingly grab headlines, one security tool with a technical-sounding name … Continued

Reduce the risk of using a public wireless network

October 8, 2014

Yesterday’s post was about how to stay secure when using public WiFi networks. Today, we’re sharing a few more tips on the topic. If you decide you’re going to use your mobile device on a public wireless network, you can … Continued

How to stay secure on public WiFi networks

October 7, 2014

While out and about, you pull out your mobile device and several public wireless networks pop up. Those free WiFi connections entice you as you mindfully consider your mounting data usage charges. Considering all the information security threats out there, … Continued

“Heartbleed” Website security regarding UNC-CH

May 21, 2014

Many computers that provide access to Internet content are vulnerable to an internet security exploit called “Heartbleed” including UNC networks. The bug affects software that a majority of secure websites (those that start with “https”) use to encrypt personal and … Continued

Don’t be fooled on April 1st – Back it up on March 31st!

May 21, 2014

World Backup Day on March 31, 2014, is an independent initiative started in 2013 to raise awareness about the importance of regular backups for your technology devices. According to research by Google, computer storage drives have failure rates between 2% … Continued

Spring break 2014 – Secure travel computing

May 21, 2014

Carolina provides outstanding information technology resources that you may choose to access remotely if you travel over spring break. If you use University computing resources while travelling, please remember that connecting over the Internet can carry some risks. Below are … Continued

University provides resources for people affected by data breach

January 28, 2014

People affected by the recent University data breach can turn to a variety of resources for information and help in answering their questions. Meredith Weiss, associate vice chancellor for business services and administration, outlined the available resources during the Jan. … Continued