Technology News

Information Technology Services

A new feature, Mark for Offline (MFO), will be enabled for Box Drive v2.0 on October 31.

This feature allows users to access their work even without network connectivity. Users can select the documents they wish to work with when they do not have internet access and Box Drive will automatically download the latest version to their desktop. Once the user’s machine is reconnected to the internet, Box Drive will automatically upload their changes back to Box, ensuring users and collaborators are always working with the most up-to-date versions of their files.

Mark for Offline will only work with Box Drive v2.0 and above. If you are using an older version of Box Drive look for the release of Drive 2.0 at the end of October 2018.

If you have questions or need assistance, please contact 6-TECH at (336) 256-TECH (8324) or

Have you considered a career in cyber security? Professionals in this field work to:

  • defeat malicious attackers,
  • improve a company’s security and defenses,
  • become an ethical hacker, and
  • prevent identity theft.

A Global Information Security Workforce Study found that the cyber security workforce gap is on pace to hit 1.8 million by 2022 (ISC, 2017). It is critical that today’s students graduate ready to enter the workforce and fill the vast number of available cyber security positions.

Did you know…..?

The Bryan School of Business and Economics offers a Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security

Contact the UNCG Career Services Center at 336.334.5454 or for more information about how to get on track for a career in cyber security. UNCG students can also search for “cyber” or “cybersecurity” on Handshake to learn more about potential careers.

Also, check out the ethical hacking cyber security competition (MAGIC Capture the Flag) that UNCG is hosting on November 3 (registration deadline is October 29).

Learn more:

“Global Cybersecurity Workforce Shortage to Reach 1.8 Million as Threats Loom Larger and Stakes Rise Higher.” ISC2, ISC2, June 7 2017,


Who: System administrators and/or app owners with services that utilize LDAP groups

What: Deprovisioning of groups representing dormitory occupancy to be deprovisioned to LDAP

When: October 23, 2018

Why: Repurposing groups for access policy consumption via Grouper

As part of the transition of LDAP’s role from directory to access management provider, groups representing dormitory occupancy will be removed from LDAP and remain in Grouper, where they’ll remain available for use with access control policies. Existing programs, such as Philo, that consume building groups from within Grouper will not be affected.

If you have questions or need assistance, please contact 6-TECH at (336) 256-TECH (8324) or

Who: Occupants of the Curry Building.

What: Planned downtime for network services for the Curry Building.

When: Thursday, October 18, 5:45 a.m. to 6:30 a.m.

Why: Upgrade to network electrical support equipment.

During the maintenance window, there will be intermittent loss of network services — including wired, wireless and VoIP services — in the building.

If you have questions or need more information, please contact 6-TECH at (336) 256-TECH (8324) or

When sharing personal information on the internet, you should always proceed carefully. A good practice is to ask yourself this question before posting: “Am I comfortable sharing this information with the whole world? Forever?”


  • Information shared online can never be completely removed from the internet. The internet is a global collection of websites, host servers, storage locations and other web resources. Once posted and shared, your information may be copied to multiple locations, either automatically (as the information is transferred from one location to another) or by the action of individuals sharing the information to others (e.g. retweets).
  • The information shared today can be accessed later in your life. More and more frequently, employers are checking online profiles of job applicants. Information or affiliations you feel comfortable sharing at one point in your life may not remain the same at later points in your life.

See other tips for October’s National Cyber Security Awareness Month at the ITS Cyber Security Tips web page and on social media (Twitter and Facebook).