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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.

Latest News & Tips

Major Vulnerability Alert – log4j

***Please understand that this is a fluid situation and this post may be updated periodically as new information becomes available*** A critical vulnerability has been discovered in log4j that is actively being exploited.  This is an issue both for systems and web … Continued

There’s a new way to report phishing!

Starting this fall, you may see a new functionality in Outlook that will allow you to report phishing and junk with a quick and simple click of a button. This functionality will exist in the web, desktop and mobile versions … Continued

Understanding Sensitive Information

If you’ve ever been asked whether or not you work with sensitive information, you may wonder what the University defines as sensitive information. The University maintains an information classification standard that provides detailed guidance on what is considered classified information … Continued

Fraud Alert: Venmo

Members of the UNC community are being targeted by scammers attempting to open Venmo accounts using @unc.edu e-mail addresses. These attempts are likely for use in future impersonation scams. While Venmo’s account confirmation process has been helpful in preventing the … Continued