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Meet the Information Security Liaison: Keith Gerarden

June 9, 2022

This is one in an occasional series of profiles of Carolina’s IT professionals who serve as liaisons in the Information Security Liaison (ISL) program, led by the Information Security Office within ITS.  Keith Gerarden Position: Interim Director of Client Services … Continued

Meet the Information Security Liaison: Mark Ingram

May 12, 2022

This is the third in an occasional series of profiles of Carolina’s IT professionals who serve as liaisons in the Information Security Liaison (ISL) program, led by the Information Security Office within ITS.  Mark Ingram Position: Infrastructure and Technical Support … Continued

Meet the Information Security Liaison: Charlie Patton

March 7, 2022

This is the second in an occasional series of profiles of Carolina’s IT professionals who serve as liaisons in the Information Security Liaison (ISL) program, led by the Information Security Office within ITS.  Charlie Patton Position: Desktop Computing Administrator and … Continued

Information Security leader Dennis Schmidt to retire

March 4, 2022

Dennis Schmidt, Assistant Vice Chancellor and Chief Information Security Officer, will retire effective April 1, after serving the University for more than 24 years. Schmidt has overseen the Information Security and Identity Management teams since 2018. For the three years … Continued

How to keep your mobile devices secure

October 25, 2021

In a guest post for Cybersecurity Awareness Month, Jared Perdue, Information Security Specialist with the Information Security Office, shares tips for keeping your mobile devices secure. Our mobile devices contain a great deal of valuable data. No matter what device … Continued

Meet the IT Security Architecture team

October 18, 2021

This month, for Cybersecurity Awareness Month, we introduce you to the IT Security Architecture team within the Information Security Office (ISO). It is one of four teams within the ISO along with the Network Security team, the Operations and Incident … Continued

Network firewalls help protect UNC-Chapel Hill

October 1, 2021

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month, a national campaign now marking its 18th year. In conjunction with other efforts to promote online safety and security, ITS will share cybersecurity tips, resources, and stories about how the Information Security Office works to … 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

Program addresses demand for security risk assessments

November 20, 2020

During the summer, the Information Security Office faced a challenge — the campus community began requiring an increasing number of risk assessments. The increased demand for security risk assessments was due to the University’s transition to 100% working from home … Continued