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Career builder: How three ITS staff members found their niche

Careers in IT are booming and the career path for people in IT isn’t always a straight line. Sometimes, starting your career is about being open to opportunities. ITS staff members Alex Tocchi, Alison Campbell and Jason Cross all stumbled into IT and UNC-Chapel Hill ITS, but have since forged … Continued





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A future without passwords: Part II

In the first article in this two-part series, we explored the industry-wide move to a passwordless system. In this article, we’ll look at a future without passwords for UNC-Chapel Hill. October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month. All month long, ITS News will highlight this year’s theme: See yourself in cyber. In … Continued





A person scans their fingerprint on their phone. A badge in the corner of image marks this article as part of Cybersecurity Awareness Month

A future without passwords: Part I

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month. All month long, ITS News will highlight this year’s theme: See yourself in cyber. In this article, seeing yourself in cyber means understanding the cat and mouse game of cybersecurity and how you fit into it. To learn more about other ways to see yourself … Continued





Split screen: on the left, a woman types on her computer while holding her smartphone. On the right, a hacker types on their computer, stealing her credentials.

MFA bypass: how bad actors can circumvent strong security

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month. In this guest post, Drew Trumbull, Incident Response Team Lead with the Information Security Office, shares how malicious actors find ways around strong security measures. All month long, ITS News will highlight this year’s theme: See yourself in cyber. In this article, seeing yourself in … Continued





Meet the team: Middleware

Meet the ITS team: Middleware

This piece showcasing ITS’ Middleware team is the first in an occasional Meet the Team series.  Middleware is one of three teams within the Data Reporting Environments & Application Middleware (DREAM) division of ITS. The other teams within DREAM are Middleware, PeopleSoft and Database Administration, and Enterprise Reporting & Departmental Systems. The teams … Continued




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