IT Connect

Information technology tools and resources at the UW

September 11, 2017

Protect your computer. Download anti-virus software now

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Protect your work and home computers with Sophos anti-virus software, available to students, faculty and staff. Thanks to a licensing agreement between the UW and Sophos, students, faculty and staff can use the anti-virus software on University-owned computers and their personal computers, including PCs, servers and workstations. If your work computer is centrally managed by…

July 13, 2017

2FA secures your payslips and direct deposit information in Workday

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Two-factor authentication (2FA) is required to access your payslips and direct deposit information in Workday. It adds a second layer of security to protect sensitive information from identity theft. First enter your UW NetID and password, then use 2FA to prove it’s really you. Managers and employees with human resources, benefits and payroll roles will…

July 7, 2017

Enrolled in 2FA? You’ll need it to see your payslips in Workday

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Two-factor authentication (2FA) is required to access your payroll information in Workday, along with other sensitive data. Enroll today. The first paycheck using Workday is on July 10. You can choose the device you’ll use for 2FA; a smartphone is recommended. The smartphone app, Duo Mobile, runs on a variety of smartphones and is simple…

July 6, 2017

Need help with Workday?

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Learn about Workday training, including in-person seminars, or simply get help online, by phone, or in-person at the new Integrated Service Center (ISC), your resource for all things Workday. Visit the ISC website to view instructional videos and user guides or to contact the help desk. Remember to enroll in 2FA through Duo in order…

June 30, 2017

Beware of phishing attempts from senders pretending to have UW email addresses

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Be wary of phishing emails that appear to come from an UW email address, asking you to verify your email address, then to click a link or download an attachment. Hover your mouse over links before clicking them to see the real web address. Forward suspicious emails (as an attachment) to reportedspam@cac.washington.edu. If you work…

June 29, 2017

Traveling over the holiday? Protect yourself online with these important security tips

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Keep your personal information and University data safe when you travel with a laptop or mobile device by following these simple security tips. Remember to update operating systems, applications and anti-virus software. Don’t use the “remember my password” feature or access personal bank accounts or work accounts from a public computer. Be cautious when using…

June 28, 2017

Enroll in 2FA – it’s required to access payroll, personal information in Workday

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You can sign in to Workday with your UW NetID and password, but you’ll need two-factor authentication (2FA) to access payroll and some personal information, such as payslips, tax documents or home address. 2FA adds a second layer of security to protect your personal and University data from being stolen or compromised. If you’re an…

June 27, 2017

Workday is live! Where to go for help

Person getting help in the ISC

Workday, your new portal for HR, benefits and payroll, is now live. Get help online, by phone or in-person at the new Integrated Service Center (ISC). Visit the ISC website to view instructional videos and user guides or to contact the help desk. Remember to enroll in two-factor authentication in order to access your personal…

June 7, 2017

Review checklist, user guides to prepare for Workday go-live on June 27

Checklist

Go to the Integrated Service Center website to view the “Get Ready for Workday” section, now featuring go-live checklists for employees. You can also see instructional videos and user guides. Remember to enroll in 2FA through Duo in order to be able to use Workday, starting June 27.

June 6, 2017

Learn to catch the phish: Protect your information and University data

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Find out how to recognize deceptive emails called phishing; don’t be fooled by references to Workday and two-factor authentication. Learn to recognize scams that try to trick you into providing account names and passwords to gain access valuable personal and institutional data and resources. Phishing emails often use email links and attachments and try to…

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