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Beware of phishing emails asking for W-2 information

Don’t get duped by cybercriminals trying to steal your UW NetID and password to get access to your W-2

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Leveraging technology for a better University

At UW-IT, we collaborate with our partners to to advance teaching, learning, innovation and discovery at UW

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UW TechConnect Conference is March 26, 2019

Connect, learn and get inspired at the 2019 UW TechConnect conference.

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100 nanoseconds in time

The UW’s supercomputer helps researchers understand how biomolecules interact with one another — opening the door to advances in chemical engineering


  • You have multiple choices when it comes to online storage

    January 22, 2019

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    Learn about options for file storage that allow you to remotely store and access your files. For personal use, these include the central file storage, U Drive; UW Google Drive, which is part of the UW G Suite, and UW One Drive for Business, which is part of UW Office 365. There are also a number of shared file services provided by or in cooperation with UW-IT. First, be sure to check with your local IT department for their online storage recommendations, policies and guidelines.

  • Join data privacy day events at Odegaard on Jan. 24

    January 18, 2019

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    Attend one or both sessions in room 220 in honor of International Data Privacy Day (officially January 28). In the first session, learn how to recognize and minimize personal and institutional privacy risks related to data anonymization and/or de-identification of personal data, from 1 – 2:30 p.m. Then from 3 to 4 p.m., hear Ann Nagel, the University’s Privacy Officer, speak on emerging privacy issues and opportunities relevant to faculty, students and staff.

  • Join technologists on Jan. 24 for presentation on machine learning and research

    January 17, 2019

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    Learn how machine learning is being applied to research at the on Thursday, Jan. 24 from 2:30 to 4 p.m. in the UW Tower, floor 22, the Ravenna room, or join virtually on Zoom. The presentation, which is open to UW students, faculty and staff, is part of the Community of Practice made up of technical architects that share expertise, collaborate in problem solving, and help define and promote the UW’s Enterprise Architecture vision.

  • Beware of phishing emails asking for W-2 information

    January 16, 2019

    Learn how to protect yourself from cybercriminals who try to steal an employee’s login credentials so that they can download Wage and Tax Statements (Form W-2). They then can use the W-2 information to electronically file a fraudulent federal income tax return in the employee’s name. By changing the bank account number, the cybercriminals receive the refund. Fortunately, your vigilance and Duo, the UW’s two-factor authentication system, can play a pivotal role in protecting employee data.

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