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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

Information Security Office’s jack-of-all-trades is retiring

December 8, 2017

Duo evangelist. Information Security Liaison organizer. Man with the shark hat. Operations team leader. Inaugural-year IT Awards winner. Jack-of-all-trades. Soon, ITS Information Security Specialist Tim Cline will add another description to his name: retiree. Cline retires December 22 after 11 … 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 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

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