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Posted on March 18, 2021 In 2020, 81%of online data breaches reported worldwide were due to compromised credentials. When an individual adds a second authentication factor (a second piece of evidence in addition to a password to verify identity), the likelihood of their credentials being compromised drops to 0.1%. To bolster data security of the entire [Read More]

Don’t get scammed by phone calls, emails, or people claiming to be from the Internal Revenue Service. Have you ever gotten a phone call threatening that the “IRS” is filing charges against you, or confiscating your property tomorrow? Well, guess what? The real IRS would never call or email you with such claims. The IRS [Read More]

On Tuesday, March 16, 2021, Information Technology Services (ITS) change the Self Service Password Reset (SSPR) to allow the Microsoft Authenticator App to verify user identity via mobile app notification, text, and phone calls. Registering an app or phone number does not auto-enroll your account into UNCG’s 2FA program. However, your account will use these [Read More]

As of Friday, January 15, 2021, the University of North Carolina System Office requires two-factor authentication (2FA) to access specific applications that are under UNC System administration.  These applications include: Comp & Salary DB UNC Data Mart UNC Online DAVE Banner Version Tracking Standard Model Monitoring Enrollment Planning Teaching Fellows At this time, UNCG uses [Read More]

On March 16, 2020, UNCG added Zoom to its list of available videoconferencing options that also include Webex and Google Meet. This was done in response to multiple requests from academic and administrative areas of the University as UNCG prepared to rapidly move to remote instruction and remote work. This rapid onboarding process for Zoom [Read More]