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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 depends on the topic! Our goal for this event is to create an opportunity for the IT community to get some CPE credits for certifications, share some insights about challenges we all face in the information security space, or even simply raise the profile of a project or team. 

So why is Data@Rest in the title? Because it is also the release date of Season 4 of the ITS Information Security Office’s podcast Data@Rest! 

When is it?

The morning of Friday, March 26th. Exact time is TBD as we are still accepting submissions for talks. Want to present? Send us an e-mail at


Kim Stahl – ITS Senior Policy and Process Lead 

Kim has been in the IT industry long enough to gain several credentials (MSIS, JD, PMP) and do many kinds of jobs (user support, UNIX administration, database design, CIO) but she enjoys policy the most because it has the potential to make everything else in IT more effective.

Kim will be sharing a talk titled “Why So Sensitive?: A discussion of data governance”

Dave Eiselman – Network Security Specialist 

Dave will be discussing password management tools, and sharing a bit about LastPass. 

Stephen Allen – Systems Programmer & Analyst 

Stephen will be sharing with us about Gamification in Information Security Training. 

Quinton Johnson – Export Control Officer 

As the Export Controls Officer, Quinton provides expertise and personalized support to the UNC community through training and program development with the goal of reducing UNC’s overall compliance risk. Join him as he shares a bit about what that means for the larger community, and introduces us to his office. 

Michael Williams and Charlie Mewshaw – Hosts of Data@Rest 

In addition to hosting the event, Michael and Charlie will perform a live phishing exercise to demonstrate how easy it is implement simulated phishing campaigns for increased user awareness. 

How to Sign Up

Registration is free and available for the entire UNC community at: 

Enter your contact information and a link to the webinar with the passcode for entry will be sent to your UNC e-mail address the week of the event. 

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