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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Microsoft is ending support for Internet Explorer versions older than IE11. OIS recommends updating to IE11 or Microsoft Edge so that you will receive the latest security updates. For computers managed by the UNC AD domain, Internet Explorer will be updated to IE11 automatically, starting January 26, 2016.
On Saturday, December 19 from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. email clients will temporarily and intermittently lose access to UNC Exchange accounts. ITS is implementing Exchange 2013 servers to prepare for future upgrades and Office 365 migrations. Following this change, outlook.unc.edu will point to the new Exchange 2013 servers. The only change users should notice is a new Outlook Web Application (OWA) login page. After entering their username and password, users will be redirected to the familiar 2010 OWA interface.
The Project SIR team would like to thank the nearly 1,000 users who have already remediated their systems of sensitive data. If you have not yet begun your scan, or if you have scanned and not yet remediated, OIS and your local IT support are prepared to assist you. Read the full update, including a step-by-step guide to remediation.
At UNC we all have a responsibility to protect sensitive information that we have created or has been entrusted to us. Identity Finder is a tool that is available to scan and remediate sensitive data on your computer. Read more about Identity Finder and how to move sensitive data to a secure location.
Read a letter from Paul Godley, MD, PhD, MPP, vice dean, finance and administration, on Project SIR, an ongoing effort to help faculty and staff identify, correctly store or delete sensitive information.
Do you work with sensitive data (MRNs, SSNs, etc.)? If so, it is YOUR responsibility to protect that information. The safest location for University data is secure network storage. Read more about Project SIR and how you can secure sensitive information stored on your computer.
PLEASE NOTE: DUE TO TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES WITH THIS TRANSITION, THIS CHANGE WAS REVERTED AND WILL BE RESCHEDULED FOR A LATER DATE. On Sunday, November 1, 2015 at 8 a.m. ITS will point outlook.unc.edu to the new Exchange 2013 servers. The only change users should notice is a new Outlook Web Application (OWA) login page. After entering their username and password, users will be redirected to the familiar 2010 OWA interface.
The Sensitive Information Remediation Project, better known as Project SIR, is a campus-wide initiative with the purpose to scan, find, delete and/or secure sensitive information. OIS in conjunction with ITS is working with the entire School of Medicine community to provide the tools, procedures and reporting necessary to help data owners discover all of the sensitive information that they may have and to provide options to secure such information.
On September 21, 2015, the Office of Information Systems released HeelStream, an online streaming media delivery service. Think of it as YouTube for the School of Medicine! HeelStream provides an easy way for you to manage and deliver your videos and digital media content that you want to share with others.
UNC’s Office of Information Systems will be posting bite-size IT Security tips for our users. As IT security concerns become more a part of our everyday life, awareness is one of our best allies. This week's Byte focuses on the upcoming change to UNC VPN settings. For more information, contact your local IT Support or chat with us at help.med.unc.edu.
UNC’s Office of Information Systems will be posting bite-size IT Security tips for our users. As IT security concerns become more a part of our everyday life, awareness is one of our best allies. This week’s Byte focuses on the importance of securing paperwork with sensitive information. For more information, contact your local IT Support or chat with us at help.med.unc.edu.
New VoIP phones recently installed in MacNider and Old Clinic will be activated Friday, September 4. Please make sure your VoIP phone remains plugged in to the wall. There is the potential for a short service outage as early as the night prior to and the entire day of the transition.
The VoIP phone transition previously scheduled for Thursday, August 27 has been delayed. A new date will be announced once confirmed by AT&T and Verizon. Please check http://help.med.unc.edu/voip for status updates. It is important to make sure your new VoIP phone remains plugged in to the wall.
UNC’s Office of Information Systems will be posting bite-size IT Security tips for our users. As IT security concerns become more a part of our everyday life, awareness is one of our best allies. This week’s Byte focuses on software updates. For more information, contact your local IT Support or chat with us at help.med.unc.edu.