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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

Understanding and getting the most from your firewalls

October 22, 2015

In a guest post for National Cyber Security Awareness Month, Michael G. Williams, Network Firewall Lead with Information Technology Services, explains the function of a firewall, the types of firewalls and ways to maximize the security of your firewalls.   … Continued

Five limits to the privacy of your unc.edu email

October 21, 2015

In a guest post for National Cyber Security Awareness Month, April Chang, Business Systems Analyst with the Privacy Office at Information Technology Services, explains the limitations of the privacy of your University email and shares work email best practices.  We … Continued

Follow these top practices for online safety

October 20, 2015

In a guest post for National Cyber Security Awareness Month, Alex Everett, Information Security Engineer at Information Technology Services, discusses ways to help protect your online safety. If you’re like the average person, rarely a day goes by without you … Continued

Five tips for keeping your mobile devices secure

October 13, 2015

In a guest post for National Cyber Security Awareness Month, Tim Cline, Information Security Specialist with Information Technology Services, shares five key tips for keeping your mobile devices secure. There are a couple of truisms about IT devices: IT devices … Continued

Protect yourself with a password manager

October 9, 2015

In a guest post for National Cyber Security Awareness Month, William Allen, Information Technology Services’ On-Site Support for the University Registrar, explains how password management systems can help us protect our online information.   In our increasingly connected world almost … Continued

Securing Wi-Fi with eduroam

October 8, 2015

In a guest post for National Cyber Security Awareness Month, Jim Gogan, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Communication Technologies at Information Technology Services, explains how UNC-Chapel Hill’s new primary wireless connection eduroam can ensure the most secure transmission of both your … Continued

Protecting ourselves and the campus from cyber threats

October 6, 2015

A Q&A with Kevin Lanning, UNC-Chapel Hill Chief Information Security Officer   What is your strategy for information security at Carolina? Collaboration is critical. We collaborate with IT directors across campus, as well as faculty and staff, so that we … Continued