To ensure our data and information remain secure, starting in December 2016, employees' UNC Health Care domain account passwords will begin expiring on an annual basis. Your UNC Health Care domain account is the account used for logging-in to Epic@UNC, LMS and your '@unchealth.unc.edu' email. You will be notified in several ways before your password expires. But we encourage everyone to proactively update their password at a convenient time using the steps outlined at this Intranet link. Don't wait for your password to expire!
The internet offers a wealth of free tools but sometimes the tools come packaged together with hidden threats. Learn more in this message from ISD about identifying trustworthy sources and avoiding malware.
OIS has seen an uptick in a new email phishing campaign asking staff to click on a link to continue accessing your mailbox. Remember, UNC will never send an email with links asking you to verify your mailbox or increase your mailbox size. Read more for instructions on how to report phishing messages.
UNC Health Care is transitioning away from buying printers and printing supplies through ISD. Effective immediately, a vendor named Systel will supply equipment and supplies (excluding paper) as new printers are needed and/or leases with other print vendors expire.
Starting in December 2016, passwords for employees’ UNC Health Care accounts (the account used to login to LMS, email, Epic@UNC, etc.) will expire annually. To make the process of resetting your password more efficient, ISD has set up a new Self-Service Password site at https://sspw.unch.unc.edu to allow you to reset your password without contacting the ISD Service Desk. But first, you must first select security questions/answers using the steps detailed at this Intranet link.
It is very important that employees do not download (or open) files from their personal email onto UNC Health Care computers.
Uduak Ndoh, MBA, Chief Information Officer and Assistant Dean for Information Technology, will host a town hall meeting on Sept. 20. He looks forward to answering questions from School of Medicine IT staff and interested stakeholders regarding upcoming developments within OIS and the IT community at large. Uduak welcomes your suggestions and feedback on technology solutions that can help achieve the vision of the SOM in being the nation's leading public school of medicine.
Often when using the internet we see popups. Popups are something that all of us have dealt with for a long time; however, every once in a while we will see a popup that is instructing us to contact someone for assistance. These are known as Technical Support Phone Scams and they can be very detrimental to you and your sensitive information.
The ISD Self-Service website (HEAT Cloud) will be updated beginning on Tuesday, Aug. 23, so that the most-requested items are prominently displayed on the main page.
Learn more about the technologies that protect your computer when you are connected to the UNC Health Care network and how to protect your laptop when you are offsite.
Phishing emails are a consistent threat that we face on a daily basis. Find out more about what to do if you have submitted sensitive information to a malicious phishing site.
All School of Medicine employees must shut down Outlook email or turn off computers as the Office of Information Systems migrates accounts and calendars. At 8 pm Wednesday June 8 to 7 am Thursday June 9, all email accounts and calendars affiliated with the UNC School of Medicine will be migrated from Exchange 2010 to Exchange 2013.
Uduak Ndoh, UNC School of Medicine’s new assistant dean for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer, says his unique background will help him form fruitful partnerships with faculty.
Ndoh named UNC School of Medicine’s Assistant Dean for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer
Uduak Ndoh has been named the School of Medicine’s assistant dean for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer. He comes to UNC from Duke, where he worked as the director of Information Technology at the Duke Clinical Research Institute. Ndoh will officially begin the new role on May 1.
Many times during our daily interaction with computers, we ask ourselves, “How I can tell if my computer is infected with a Virus, Trojan, Worm or other malicious file?” Learn a few simple signs that could indicate a malware infection.
Recently, the University has seen an increase in the number of "phishing" emails. Read these tips for how to spot and deal with a suspicious email.
Office files (Word documents, Excel workbooks, etc.) are not always what they seem. When delivered by email attachment, these files can often harbor small snippets of malicious code in the form of macros.
For the past few weeks, a large spearphishing campaign (e.g., a hacker/scam email that appears to be from an individual/business you know) has been underway, mainly targeting employees in Human Resources and Finance/Payroll. Given the success of this campaign at other large organizations, we expect similar campaigns to follow. Review the actions required if you receive a spearphishing message.
In an effort to ensure the best service for our employees, beginning Wednesday, March 9, ISD will distribute a five-question survey by email to a subset of employees who have contacted ISD for assistance.
Recently, members of the UNC School of Medicine community have been targeted in an email scam known as “spear phishing.” This form of phishing is especially dangerous because messages are tailored to the recipient and appear to be from a trusted source. Read more about "spear phishing" and what to do if you receive a suspicious email.