June 26, 2019

Blocking internet traffic from specific network channels improves online safety

Early in 2018, monitoring reports of the UW network showed a troubling trend — more and more malicious entities were trying to attack the UW network and numbers pointed to a staggering increase in attempts to spread malware on the network and compromise systems. A year-long project by UW Information Technology to implement critical UW…

June 24, 2019

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 21, 2019

Outdoor Wi-Fi expanded to include new Life Sciences Building

The UW’s new Life Sciences Building added outdoor Wi-Fi on its deck overlooking the Burke-Gilman Trail, at the West Plaza and stairs, along Stevens Way and on the east side. This and other planned expansions of outdoor Wi-Fi aim to meet the ever-increasing demand for fast, seamless performance at all UW campuses and UW Medicine…

June 19, 2019

Away this summer? Connect to UW network resources with Husky OnNet

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Access files on the UW network from off campus using a UW secure virtual private network (VPN), like the free Husky OnNet for current students, faculty and staff. Off-campus access to UW resources on the UW network through remote desktop or a file-sharing application require a VPN. But web-based UW resources and services, such as uw.edu…

June 17, 2019

E-Resource: Learn how to publish digital books, open educational resources with Pressbooks

Sign up for online workshops this summer to learn about UW Libraries Pressbooks — an easy-to-use e-book authoring platform for creating open educational resources, monographs, how-to guides and more. The hands-on workshops, offered online on June 20, July 9 and August 7, will provide an overview of the Pressbooks platform, interactive elements for highlighting and…

June 14, 2019

Attend training sessions to learn about new privacy requirements with third parties

If you work or contract with third parties who process personal data, attend a training session on June 19 or July 11 in Gerberding, room 26 to learn more about requirements for a new privacy agreement. Training sessions are available on a first-come, first-served basis. The Personal Data Processing Agreement supports UW’s values related to privacy and…

June 13, 2019

Bring your privacy ideas and questions to new drop-in office hours

Learn more about the new drop-in 20-minute one-on-one sessions with UW Privacy Office staff on June 26, July 10, July 24 and August 7. If your privacy questions relate to specific materials, please bring them with you. Also, please note, drop-in hours should not be used for third-party contract review. For contract support, please use the…

June 11, 2019

Accelerate your research by consulting with experts on computing tools and resources

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Take advantage of expert advice and consulting services to choose the best research computing options along with specialized support. Find out how cloud computing, data science tools, and high performance computing can advance your research.

June 7, 2019

Learn about new data breach notification requirements on June 19

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Find out what to do if your department experiences a breach of personal data and learn recent changes to the law, from 2:30-3:30 p.m. in Gerberding Hall, Room 142. Washington isn’t the only state making changes to its data breach notification law. Space at the event is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

June 6, 2019

New requirements for privacy agreement with third-parties

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Learn about the new Personal Data Processing Agreement (PDPA)  required when working with vendors providing goods or services to the UW that involve processing of personal data. The agreement helps uphold the UW’s values related to privacy and addresses laws and regulations governing the protection of personal data. It also establishes parameters for data processing…

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