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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

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

Tech tips: How to cyber secure your digital devices

October 30, 2014

If you have checked in with us throughout October for National Cyber Security Awareness Month, you should feel much better armed to fend off all those cybercriminals out there. For a refresher or in case you missed a few posts … Continued

Passwords: How to balance security with reality

October 28, 2014

In recent weeks, nearly five million Gmail addresses and passwords were found on a Russian security site. In a separate incident, a targeted attack on celebrities’ user names, passwords and security questions resulted in the leak of photos. Such incidents … Continued

Project SIR: Dean Richman talks sensitive information protection

October 15, 2014

The Sensitive Information Remediation Project, better known as Project SIR, is a campus-wide initiative with the purpose to scan, find, delete and/or secure sensitive information. Project SIR is being implemented across campus by units, departments and individuals invested in the … Continued

Tech tip: Two-factor authentication

October 9, 2014

This video is courtesy of the Stop.Think.Connect campaign as part of the National Cyber Security Awareness Month.   As big data breaches such as those targeting Home Depot and Target increasingly grab headlines, one security tool with a technical-sounding name … Continued

Reduce the risk of using a public wireless network

October 8, 2014

Yesterday’s post was about how to stay secure when using public WiFi networks. Today, we’re sharing a few more tips on the topic. If you decide you’re going to use your mobile device on a public wireless network, you can … Continued