Category: Security & Privacy

September 3, 2021

Pick up some tips on how to secure your computer and University data

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Use this handy guide to help you secure your computer against viruses, malware and other problems that could compromise UW information — and your own work.

August 25, 2021

Staff can opt in to 2FA on the web before it’s required on Aug. 31

You already use two-factor authentication (2FA) with Workday, and now you can take advantage of 2FA when signing in to your UW NetID and password on the web for better security.

August 19, 2021

Staff can opt in to 2FA on the web before it’s required on Aug. 31

You already use two-factor authentication (2FA) with Workday, and now you can take advantage of 2FA when signing in to your UW NetID and password on the web for better security.

August 2, 2021

Set up your UW NetID recovery options

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Add your mobile number and email address so if you forget your password or get locked out, you can regain access to your UW NetID.

July 22, 2021

Before you print, read this “PrintNightmare” advisory

Please, be aware of the latest Windows vulnerability affecting software that manages all print jobs and may be compromised by unauthorized users.

July 14, 2021

Staff can opt in to 2FA on the web before it’s required on Aug. 31

You already use two-factor authentication (2FA) with Workday, and now you can take advantage of 2FA when signing in to your UW NetID and password on the web for better security.

June 30, 2021

Expanded use of 2FA on the web: Take action for better data security

Campus leadership is requiring all University staff to adopt 2FA when signing in with a UW NetID and password on the web. Read the full email message to find out more.

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June 16, 2021

Protect yourself from summer scams

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Learn how to recognize fraudulent emails, text and calls that flourish during the summer and attempt to get you to send or receive money advances with promises of easy jobs, tuition discounts or other rewards. These approaches by cybercriminals are not new, but they are growing increasingly sophisticated. So, learn what you can do to…

June 9, 2021

Learn how UW-IT is bolstering regional network security for higher education

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The routing infrastructure of the UW-IT-operated Pacific Northwest Gigapop (PNWGP) service features reinforced defenses against attempts to spoof legitimate network traffic. These security efforts are part of a global initiative that advocates for crucial fixes to reduce the most common routing threats that aim to get at systems and data, and it is supported by…

May 27, 2021

Keep yourself and your devices safe during the upcoming travel season

Traveling this summer for work or school? Learn how to keep your mobile devices, your data and UW data safe — and pick up other travel tips with this handy guide.

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