Words: Cyber Security Awareness ... Charlie Mewshaw: A passwords how-to

How to create safe and easy passwords and keep track of them

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 why everything associated with passwords seems so complicated. Let’s talk … Continued

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ITS Research Computing highlights 2016-2017 accomplishments

During fiscal year 2016-2017, ITS Research Computing procured and installed the new Dogwood computer cluster, decommissioned the Kure cluster and moved much work onto the Longleaf cluster. For details about these accomplishments and many more, please keep reading. Research Computing procured and installed Dogwood cluster Research Computing procured a new … Continued

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Privacy, security and risk assessments: where it all comes together

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, employees, alumni, patients, donors, etc.) researchers research data other information … Continued

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Tar Heel Tech Fair draws 500-700 people

The second annual Tar Heel Tech Fair was a great success by any number of measurements — attendance, vendor and University department participation, the amount and selection of free food, swag and prizes, and the smiles on the faces of students. Held on September 26, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., … Continued

ITS Teaching & Learning highlights 2016-2017 accomplishments

During the 2016-2017 fiscal year, ITS Teaching & Learning upgraded the Sakai to version 11.2, marking the first time that ITS had upgraded a learning management system at UNC-Chapel Hill between Fall and Spring semesters. In other accomplishments over the past fiscal year, Teaching & Learning rolled out to faculty members … Continued

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