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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 February 13, an email announced the launch of a new Identity Access Management (IAM) application for all UNCG computing accounts. The initiative was first announced to the campus community on October 13, 2019. IAM requires some added security elements to which all UNCG users must comply. The directives have caused some concerns among the [Read More]

On Feb. 29, UNC Greensboro Information Technology Services (ITS) will begin the first phase of a project to modernize UNCG’s identity and access management (IAM) system. The first phase is designed to make the password reset and account recovery processes more secure and will require action by all individuals with a UNCG username and password. [Read More]

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Now in its sixteenth year, this important campaign encourages people, businesses, and institutions to educate themselves about cyber risks and online safety practices. Because the internet is so prevalent in our hyper-connected world, protecting our online identity, data, and devices is critical. In October, UNCG Information Technology Services (ITS) [Read More]