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Information Technology Services

As part of an ongoing effort to combat phishing and increase email security, Information Technology Services (ITS) is implementing stronger controls to prevent the illegitimate use of UNCG email addresses. ITS began monitoring spoofed emails in January, 2016, following the New Phishing Protections memo from Provost Dana Dunn, Vice Chancellor Charles Maimone, and Vice Chancellor [Read More]

UNCG is aware of an ongoing phishing attack targeting Banner direct deposit users at UNC System schools. At this time, Information Technology Services (ITS) has not received reports that any UNCG users have received this phishing email. Be on the lookout for emails asking you to click on a link to verify your bank information. [Read More]

A new password policy for university computing accounts is in effect starting today, June 15, 2016. For more details, please see the ITS News article “Stronger Passwords, Changed Less Frequently” announcing the new policy earlier this month. For guidelines on how to choose a password for your UNCG accounts, as well as for tips on protecting [Read More]

Starting Monday, April 25, the MyCloud service will join other campus services (like Canvas, iSpartan email, Office 365 and Box) that are protected by UNCG Two-factor Authentication (2FA). Initially, 2FA is being implemented for MyCloud accessed via a web browser at (Citrix “Receiver for Web”).  At a later date, 2FA for MyCloud accessed via a [Read More]

Security patches and updates should be applied periodically to computers to ensure that they are as secure as possible. For computers running Windows on UNCG’s General Computing Network (GCN), Information Technology Services (ITS) deploys Windows and other critical software updates to ensure they are patched and up-to-date. This increases the security of the individual computers [Read More]