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There’s a new way to report phishing!

September 21, 2021

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

September 14, 2021

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

Protect Your Device from Ransomware

May 18, 2021

Protect Your Device from Ransomware  Recent attacks impacting gasoline delivery in Southeast highlight the negative impact that ransomware criminals can have and should prompt us to consider if we are taking the right precautions to protect our important documents and … Continued

Fraudulent Unemployment Claims

March 8, 2021

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

March 5, 2021

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

February 26, 2021

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

December 16, 2020

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

Impersonation Email Scams

November 10, 2020

Spoofing / Impersonation  Email spoofing and impersonation are techniques where a scammer creates an email message with a forged sender address in hopes of deceiving the recipient into thinking the email originated from someone they know or recognize. Scammers will … Continued

Free Virtual Event Friday Oct. 9th : SecurityCon 2020

September 28, 2020

SECURITYCON is a free virtual event for the entire campus community. When: Friday October 9, 2020 Where: This year’s event will be virtual! Registration is available at https://go.unc.edu/securitycon Cost: Nothing – it’s free! Students, faculty, and staff interested in all … Continued

LastPass Now Available to Campus @ No Cost

August 11, 2020

ITS has made the LastPass Premium password manager available to students, faculty and staff for personal use at no cost. As you may recall, we announced last fall at SecurityCon that we would pursue an offering through Internet2 to provide … Continued