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May 24, 2017

One month to go: Enroll in 2FA and make sure you’re ready for Workday

iPhone with Duo app for 2FA

Get ready for Workday, the UW’s new human resources, payroll and benefits system launching  on June 27, by enrolling in two-factor authentication (2FA) with Duo today. Using 2FA protects your personal information and UW data by adding a second layer of security beyond a password, and is required for Workday. Choose the device to use…

May 11, 2017

Workday training underway for HR and payroll staff

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In-person training for Workday, the UW’s new, modern human resources, payroll and benefits system, has begun for HR and payroll staff. More information for all employees is coming soon. Get ready for Workday by enrolling in Duo, the UW’s new two-factor authentication system, which protects your personal information by adding a second layer of security…

April 19, 2017

Enroll now in 2FA. Needed to access Workday in June

Team holding sign saying "Enroll in 2FA"

Secure your personal information with two-factor authentication (2FA) by enrolling today in Duo. UW faculty, staff and student employees will need Duo to access Workday, the UW’s new HR/Payroll system, which launches in June. Duo uses a mobile app, a phone call or a hardware token as a second layer of security to prove it’s…

March 16, 2017

2FA safeguards your information online, adds a layer of security beyond a password

Two-step authentication

Protect your personal information from unauthorized access by enrolling in Duo, the University’s new two-factor authentication (2FA) system, beginning in April. 2FA adds a layer of security beyond a password when signing in with your UW NetID. With Duo you can use an app on your phone to sign in. The new Workday HR/Payroll system…

January 13, 2017

Students can use a “preferred name” in Canvas, class rosters and more

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Did you know that as of autumn quarter UW students can go by a preferred name — a nickname, middle name, etc. — for class and photo rosters and the UW Directory? Respecting students’ wishes on how they are addressed is part of making UW more welcoming and inclusive. And this quarter, use of preferred…

December 21, 2016

Husky OnNet expands to Sponsored UW NetIDs, for a monthly fee

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The encrypted connection to the UW network that UW students, faculty and staff use for secure access to UW resources from remote locations — Husky OnNet — is expanding its reach. Now UW departments who require Husky OnNet access for their Sponsored UW NetID holders can use the online self-service Assign Computing Services form to…

November 8, 2016

Sign up for the free Computer Vet “Clinic” on Nov. 29

Bring your laptop and learn how to keep it running smoothly at UW-IT’s free Computer Vet Clinic on November 29, 3 – 4 p.m. at UW Seattle’s Odegaard Undergraduate Library. You’ll scan for viruses and set up virus protection, and learn how to back-up your computer and use cloud storage. The workshop is free to…

November 3, 2016

Learn more about phishing at UW

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Learn more about the difference between spam and phishing, see recent examples, and find out how to report a phish that specifically targets the UW, on the Office of the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) website. Go to the CISO Phishing Examples page, which includes links to other phishing resources. Phishing emails are deceptive tactics…

September 20, 2016

October is cybersecurity month; briefings through 2017

anonymous hacker

As online scams continue to become more sophisticated, brush up on your computing security awareness year round, not only during cybersecurity month in October. The UW Office of the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) is hosting a series of free one-hour monthly briefings to share information, provide education and stimulate conversation on a range of…

August 25, 2016

Homer security change requires some Windows users to update SSH clients by Oct. 31

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Outdated security methods leave UW users and information vulnerable to attack, so Homer (a UW-IT Linux server) will undergo a security update on October 31. After that, connections that do not use the modern “SSH version 2” security protocol will not be allowed. UW-IT is notifying affected users (that can be identified) that they need…

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