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Safe computing is everyone’s responsibility

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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Fraudulent Unemployment Claims

Fraudulent Unemployment Claims: Impacts from External Cybersecurity Incidents Such as the Equifax Breach of 2017  Malicious attackers regularly commit unemployment fraud across the United States.  Unfortunately, some of the people who they attempt to impersonate are our employees, and we … Continued

Oversharing Online

Oversharing online while working from brings unique risks.  As folks share desktops for screen shares on calls while presenting at conferences, or even post pictures on social media of their home office, what might a scammer do with this information? … Continued

Upcoming Event: Bits N’ Bytes

What is Data@Rest: Bits n’ Bytes A half-day virtual event focused on information security that features a variety of voices from the UNC IT community in a TED Talk style format. Some talks are long, some are short, it just … Continued

Emerging Scam: COVID-19 Vaccine Phishing

Similar to the COVID themed phishing messages seen earlier this year (you can read about those here), reports are emerging that similar messages are being received with a newer theme of “COVID Vaccines”. Exploiting fears that shortages may occur, known … Continued