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  • Admissions process for post-doc, transfer students goes paperless

    July 12, 2019

    Paper-based admissions processes for nearly 6,000 transfer and post-baccalaureate students have gone entirely paperless, becoming significantly more streamlined and efficient. The ultimate goal of a multi-year effort modernize undergraduate admissions is a unified “one-stop-shop” system that will allow the UW to keep up with an ever-increasing number of applications and remain competitive in attracting and admitting high-achieving students. Read more.

  • Combatting phone and email spam with new tech, increased vigilance

    July 11, 2019

    Spammers have increasingly targeted UW desk phones and email services in the past several months, but a robust response by UW-IT, including a new phone-call-blocking application and an additional layer of email scanning, is reducing spam, and with it, costly disruptions. Read how.

  • Blocking internet traffic from specific network channels improves online safety

    June 26, 2019

    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 network security measures resulted in a 96 percent decrease in the number of common network attacks. Read the full story.

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

    June 24, 2019

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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 public wireless networks for your own devices, and disable Wi-Fi and Bluetooth when not needed. Read more tips, and contact or if a device containing University information is lost, stolen or compromised.

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