Organizations across the nation, including in North Carolina, are on high alert as we are seeing an increase in cybersecurity threats. Banks, local governments, and hospitals are common targets.
Dear UNC Health and UNC School of Medicine Teammates,
I’m writing today with a critical request that ties directly to our mission of improving the health and well-being of all North Carolinians. Organizations across the nation, including in North Carolina, are on high alert as we are seeing an increase in cybersecurity threats. Banks, local governments, and hospitals are common targets.
We need every teammate to help ensure the safety of our data, our networks and our patient care, research, academic and financial information systems by taking the following actions immediately:
- Be cautious and suspicious of emails you receive. If you don’t know, don’t click!
- Never provide your login/password (for UNC Health, the UNC School of Medicine, or for any other systems) unless you are 100% certain you are logging-in to the correct system.
- Never approve a Duo or MFA push notification if you didn’t attempt a login and be aware of false push notifications from sites you already are logged into.
- Call the UNC Health ISD Service Desk (984-974-4357) or UNC School of Medicine IT Service Desk (919-962-4357) if you see any suspicious computer systems activity.
Our jobs and lives are fast-paced. But it is critical that we each pay close attention to these details in the coming days and weeks. Thank you.
Wesley Burks, MD
Dean, UNC School of Medicine
CEO, UNC Health