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Summer travel tech tips

May 26, 2022

There’s a lot to do before you head out of town and it’s a good idea to incorporate some digital housekeeping into your planning.  Install updates Make sure software and devices are up to date. Not only does this help … Continued

Phishers are sending malicious links through shared Google docs

December 17, 2021

On December 16, Dennis Schmidt, Chief Information Security Officer, sent out this formal notice asking campus to be super vigilant against increasingly sophisticated cyber criminals. This week our campus was targeted by phishing attacks using a radically different and alarming … Continued

Phish reporting button will benefit campus

July 26, 2021

The Information Security Office will roll out to campus a phish reporting button that enables users to report phishing and spam messages with the click of a button. The ISO hopes that use of this Microsoft Office 365 functionality will lighten the load on the ITS Service Desk and Tier 2. “After several simulated phishing campaigns, a review of … 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

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

Students’ humorous video PSA about phishing wins ITS contest

December 7, 2017

The idea of welcoming a robber into one’s home is obviously absurd, but craft it into a funny 30-second video public service announcement about phishing and you have yourself a winner. A group of UNC-Chapel Hill journalism students did just that to take first place in an ITS cybersecurity contest for the best video PSA for promoting awareness of phishing attempts on campus.

How to protect yourself from phishing

October 28, 2016

In a guest post for National Cyber Security Awareness Month, Terri Buckner, Information Security Project Manager at Information Technology Services, explains what phishing is, the extent of the problem and how to protect yourself from phishing attempts. Internet and phone … Continued