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A future without passwords: Part II

October 31, 2022

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 … Continued

A future without passwords: Part I

October 27, 2022

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 … Continued

MFA bypass: how bad actors can circumvent strong security

October 20, 2022

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: … Continued

Boost your mobile security with these tips

October 12, 2022

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month. In this guest post, Jared Perdue, Information Security Specialist with the Information Security Office, shares how you can boost your mobile security. All month long, ITS News will highlight this year’s theme: See yourself in cyber. … Continued

How ITS prepared Hasan Asadi for a career in cyber

October 3, 2022

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 seeing the possibilities for careers in cybersecurity. To learn more about other ways … 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

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