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Information technology tools and resources at the UW

July 14, 2016

Enhancement to the UW-IT Centralized Fax Service

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An enhancement to the UW-IT Centralized Fax Service makes it even more convenient for its UW subscribers. Now, existing dial tone subscribers can send outbound faxes by simply using their UW email account, with no additional cost to their monthly dial tone fee.

May 31, 2016

Oversight, reporting is required for IT projects and acquisitions at UW

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To ensure responsible stewardship of UW resources, and to meet Washington state requirements for all public institutions, every University IT project and acquisition—equipment, software, services, etc.—must comply with oversight and reporting requirements under an updated UW policy. The Information Technology, Telecommunications and Networking Projects and Acquisitions Policy (Administrative Policy Statement 2.3) was recently revised to clarify state and UW reporting requirements, reflect the role…

May 25, 2016

UW’s Amazon Web Services now HIPAA compatible

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UW’s Amazon Web Services (AWS), available to all UW researchers and employees through a UW-IT AWS Account, is now both FERPA and HIPAA compatible, thanks to a new Business Associate Agreement signed by the UW on May 17. Get details on benefits, such as the Indirect Cost Waiver for UW research grants and Data Egress…

March 28, 2016

Confidential Data Risk Guide and more on new CISO site

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Make informed decisions about protecting UW confidential data with the continuously evolving Confidential Data Risk Guide on the UW Office of the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) website, now updated with UW brand colors and design. You’ll also find an updated Data Security and Privacy Agreement, to help manage risks when negotiating vendor contracts; an…

December 8, 2015

Reset Your UW NetID Password Yourself

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Beginning December 1, you will be able to reset your forgotten UW NetID password easily and securely without having to contact UW-IT or the Registrar’s office. To do this, you first need to set up your UW NetID recovery options with an email address or phone number where a secret code can be sent when you…

October 20, 2015

Malware: What It Is, What It Does and What to Do About It

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A new, informative five-minute video on malicious software from the UW Office of the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) explains what malware is, what it does, and what steps you can take to prevent it from infecting your computer. Click the “Resources” tab in the upper right-hand corner of the online training to download a…

October 2, 2015

Cybersecurity Month Event Oct. 22: Demystifying Antivirus Software, RSVP by Oct. 15

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Interested in how antivirus works? Hear the latest, including tactics criminals are using, malware-detection mechanisms, research behind antivirus software, and what you can do to better protect your digital assets when SophosLabs presents on Thursday, October 22, 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., in UW Tower 4th floor Auditorium. Open to anyone in the UW community…

August 27, 2015

Love Your Stuff: Register Laptops, Electronics, Bikes With UW Police

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The UW Police “Love Your Stuff” campaign encourages you to register your laptop and other electronic devices, in addition to keeping them safe, secured and out of sight. You also can register your bike with UW Police through Project 529 (which includes a mobile app for crowd-sourced bike theft reporting), and find out where to…

August 6, 2015

New Amazon Web Services Offering for UW Now Available

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UW researchers and technical staff in need of easy-to-deploy, cost-effective computing and related services, including virtualized servers, cloud storage, databases and more, now can use UW-IT Amazon Web Services. This new cloud-based service offering provides appropriate security, privacy and compliance terms for use with UW sensitive and confidential data (protected by FERPA, FISMA, and later…

June 2, 2015

Protect Your UW Email: Forward Phishing Spam Message as an Attachment

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When you get an email that you think may be a spam/phishing message—such as one purporting to be from a bank asking you to “click a link” to validate your personal information—don’t. Instead, forward the message as an attachment (see instructions) to, which sends it to UW-IT and to the UW’s anti-virus vendor Sophos…

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