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Phish·ing  \ˈfi-shiŋ\  noun The act of deceiving an online user in order to gain private information by posing as a legitimate company. Since the COVID pandemic began in 2020, phishing attacks and scams have thrived. Today, phishing attacks account for more than 80% of reported security incidents.  Do you know how to recognize phishing emails?  [Read More]

(Do You Have A Strong Password?) You know…you’re supposed to have strong passwords so that hackers can’t guess them, and that you’re supposed to have different passwords (passphrases like the title of this article are even better) for different accounts. Keeping up with all of that is a challenge! That’s where password managers come in. [Read More]

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM)! The line between our online and offline lives is indistinguishable. Protecting yourself online — your identity, data, and devices — is critical in today’s world where the internet is prevalent in nearly every aspect of our lives. National Cyber Security Awareness Month, now in its eighteenth year, [Read More]

On Monday, August 2, Information Technology Services (ITS) will implement changes to Microsoft 365 licensing that impact select UNCG users. The changes simplify licensing and reduce disruptions in service experienced by University employees whose job assignments vary. How will changes affect me? Specific user populations get A1 or A5 license types, which provide different levels [Read More]

Who: All users of UNCG network, internet, and voice services What: Planned downtime for all campus network, internet, and voice services (including IP phones) When:  Saturday, May 15, 2021, 12:01 a.m. – noon Information Technology Services (ITS) will perform the annual data center redundancy testing to ensure that data center-based services remain available in the event [Read More]