Information Technology Services

Make it automatic. Most reputable software companies offer the convenience of automatic updates for their products, with reminders when updates are available. If automatic updates aren’t available, set a quarterly reminder to manually check for updates. Get it from the source. When downloading a software update, ensure it’s from the official company that created it. [Read More]

Create strong, memorable passwords by using lengthy and complex passphrases. Passwords should be:  Long – Ensure every password is a minimum of 14 characters long. Unique – Never reuse passwords across different accounts. That way if one account is compromised, the others remain secure.  Complex – Create each unique password using a mix of uppercase [Read More]

October is here, and you know what that means – it’s Cybersecurity Awareness Month! 🌐🔒 UNCG Information Technology Services (ITS) joins the National Cybersecurity Alliance and Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency (CISA) to boost campus cyber awareness. ITS will share vital tips to help safeguard your identity, finances, and devices. Stay tuned for ways to protect [Read More]

Over the next week, Microsoft will require the registration of the Microsoft Authenticator App for authentication to all UNCG services.   If you have not already done so, download and register the Microsoft Authenticator with your UNCG accounts as soon as possible so that your services are not disrupted.    Once Microsoft makes this change, users who do not [Read More]

On Wednesday, August 30, 2023, macOS antivirus on UNCG-managed Apple Silicon devices will move from Jamf Protect to Microsoft Defender for Enpoint on Mac. Intel-based Macs will be unaffected; they have been protected by Microsoft Defender for Endpoint on Mac since the initial release of Jamf at UNCG.  Jamf allows Information Technology Services (ITS) to [Read More]