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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

Organizers call SecurityCon a success

November 2, 2020

SecurityCon 2020 drew a record-breaking number of registrations and attendees — of course via Zoom, given the COVID-19 pandemic. The Information Security Office’s first virtual SecurityCon on October 9 drew more than 150 registrants for the talks, 20-plus for the Capture … Continued

How to protect yourself online

October 26, 2016

IT Security Specialist Chris Demetriou discusses ways to strengthen your cyber security and privacy. He stresses that awareness is your strongest ally for protecting yourself online. Autumn is about upon us. And that means a new school year and soccer … Continued

Ransomware can severely restrict computer access

October 19, 2016

In a guest post for National Cyber Security Awareness Month, Alex Everett, IT Security Architect at Information Technology Services, explains how ransomware works and provides some brief history of its use. Ransomware is a type of malware that, if successfully … Continued

How to reduce your risk when using debit and credit cards

October 10, 2016

In a guest post for National Cyber Security Awareness Month, Dan McLamb, IT Security Specialist at Information Technology Services, discusses ways to reduce your risk when using debit and credit cards. The following guidance is intended for general security awareness, … Continued

How to support cyber security month

October 4, 2016

EDUCAUSE representatives offer the following tips for getting involved during National Cyber Security Awareness Month. October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month. Here are six things you and your team can do to show your organization’s support during the month … Continued

Cyber Security Awareness Month promotes safety

October 3, 2016

All this month during National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM), ITS News will share tips, resources and insights on ways to protect yourself online. In addition to providing information to empower individual consumers to be safer and more secure online, … Continued

“Creepy” video PSA wins ITS’ cyber security contest

November 13, 2015

Creepy took the prize. In a contest promoting cyber security, UNC-Chapel Hill Information Technology Services has awarded the top prize to four University seniors who created a creepy video that warns against using geotags in social media. ITS created the … Continued

Cyber security month ends with fun and games

November 10, 2015

Information Technology Services wrapped up National Cyber Security Awareness Month on Friday, October 30, in the Pit with food, fun and factoids about online safety. Gummi fish galore and 72 bags of goldfish crackers do count as food, right? Tim … Continued

Why anti-virus programs aren’t the ultimate solution

October 27, 2015

In a guest post for National Cyber Security Awareness Month, Tim Cline, Information Security Specialist with Information Technology Services, explains why anti-virus software isn’t the be-all and end-all solution and he shares other ways to defend yourself against online threats. … Continued