OIS Security Bytes - Too Much Onyen!

Protect Your Onyen! At UNC, our Onyens are usually our keys to many important sets of information including our email, our time card, even possibly our computer itself as well as whatever shared network space we are authorized to access.

OIS Security Bytes - Too Much Onyen! click to enlarge Blooming Onyen

TOO MUCH ONYEN

At UNC, our Onyens are usually our keys to many important sets of information including our email, our time card, even possibly our computer itself as well as whatever shared network space we are authorized to access.

PROTECT YOUR ONYEN

1)    DO NOT share your Onyen password with anybody. This is a violation of UNC’s Onyen policy (located at the link below).

It is possible to share resources such as calendars, mailboxes, and network space without needing to share your Onyen credentials. Either contact your local IT Support or visit http://help.unc.edu  to enter a Help Request for more information.

2)    DO NOT log another user into a computer using your credentials. Doing so has the following possible consequences:

  1. Allows unauthorized access to your email.
  2. Allows unauthorized access to network shares and data that may be sensitive and/or confidential.
  3. Makes you liable for any inappropriate activity done under your login (see Legal, Ethical, and University Policy Prohibitions at the link below).

Because of this it is vital that new employees receive their Onyens as quickly as possible.

https://help.unc.edu/help/its-onyen-policy/

UNC’s Office of Information Systems will be posting bite-size IT Security tips for our users (formerly Tip of the Month). As IT security concerns become more a part of our everyday life, awareness is one of our best allies. For more information, contact your local IT Support or chat with us at help.med.unc.edu.