Skip to main content

Security

The University’s Information Security Office oversees the security of UNC-Chapel Hill’s electronic information. The Information Security Office is responsible for coordinating and ensuring that information security across Carolina is consistent with industry best practices and the University’s compliance obligations.

• FACTS & FIGURES •

Firewall denials


Firewalls are designed to allow connections for an identified and provisioned network data connection associated with an identified and approved business need. If an attempted connection does not match a provisioned rule, the firewall blocks the connection.


August 2015

3,100,000,000+
denials

11,000,000,000+
connections

28%
of requests denied

December 2015

1,500,000,000+
denials

8,700,000,000+
connections

19.5%
of requests denied

April 2016

2,700,000,000+
denials

10,400,000,000+
connections

26%
of requests denied


TippingPoint Blocks


A network-based intrusion prevention system (IPS), such as TippingPoint, is a specialized computer system that identifies and stops malicious activities that traverse a computer network. These systems often rely heavily on signatures similar to how anti-virus programs operate. Many of these systems also use reputation information to make decisions in the same way that eBay or Amazon use feedback/reviews on sellers/products.


7,056,489

reputation blocks for September 2015

3,461,271

non-reputation blocks for September 2015