Information security plays a vital role in protecting the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. To do that, we need you to be responsible users of the University’s network and computing resources. This website will provide you with guidance on important issues as you study, research, teach, and work at the University.
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As of 11/20/2023 any Office 365 Group, Team or Sharepoint site that has visibility set to Public will be changed to Private due to the risk of accidental exposure of confidential data and other unintended consequences (e.g., unauthorized data modification) If you would like assistance with using Office 365 for secure document storage and collaboration, please consult with your departmental IT or help.unc.edu to review… Read More about Public O365 Groups, Teams, Sharepoint.
Key Takeaways Always be suspicious of unsolicited emails. A UNC employee or department should never advertise a job via a non-UNC email address. Student work opportunities are posted at https://studentwork.unc.edu/students/finding-job/ and UNC job opportunities are posted at https://hr.unc.edu. For external organizations, use their official website to find job postings. Closely inspect the From field and the External label (i.e., “You don’t often get email from…”) for… Read More about Research Position Scam.
Key Takeaways: UNC is rolling out Phishing-Resistant MFA through the CarolinaKey initiative. Setting up CarolinaKey will increase your security posture and reduce the number of times you have to type a password + approve an MFA push. You are 99% less likely to get hacked if your account uses MFA. Enable MFA wherever it is available, especially your personal email and financial services. Any MFA… Read More about National Cybersecurity Awareness Month: Phish Resistant MFA.
October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month. All month long, ITS News will highlight how ITS — and you — keep the University safe. In this guest post, Drew Trumbull with the Information Security Office, shares how malicious actors are using QR codes for scams and phishing campaigns. Check out all Cybersecurity Awareness Month events, or for year-round tips on staying cybersafe, visit Safe Computing at UNC…. Read More about National Cybersecurity Awareness Month: QR Code Scams and Phishing.