Be Safe

“Sharing and/or downloading copyrighted music, videos and film is both illegal and against UNCW policy.”

Recent IT Security INFO

JAVA Vulnerability Alerts

Microsoft Safety Scanner (Microsoft site) - This free security tool provides on-demand scanning and helps remove viruses, spyware and other malicious software.

Sign up! Emergency Text Alerts

Register for EMERGENCY text and voice messaging through mySeaport. View information here.

IT Bulletin

Check out the Security Corner in the IT Bulletin.

Helpful Links

President Obama on Cyber Security (You Tube video)

FTC Scam Alerts

FBI Scam Warnings

Comprehensive National Cyber Security Initiative

Protecting Your Identity (FTC site)

Stop.Think.Connect Campaign (Homeland Security site)

About IT Security

View information about the IT Security Office Here

Information Security

Social Networking

View information on how to secure your social networking accounts and protect yourself.

Practice Healthy Web Habits

  • Use strong passwords when creating accounts.
  • Avoid opening unknown email attachments.
  • Install the latest antivirus protection and keep it up-to-date (
  • Only open email from identifiable senders (when in doubt, delete).
  • Never submit personal information when a site looks questionable.
  • Going to an authenticated site? Log out when finished.

Helpful UNCW Resources

Educate Yourself

External Resources

If you need help:

Please contact the Technology Assistance Center (TAC).

NOTE: UNCW will NEVER ask you for your email credentials or any account related information. If you receive an email asking for this information, delete it and do not reply.

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