October 17, 2019

Top 5 tips to secure your personal data

Top 5 tips to secure data

Your data is valuable, so follow these easy tips to make you more secure online. Download the one-pager from the Office of the Chief Information Security Officer and post it as a regular reminder, or bookmark it online.

October 15, 2019

Secure your personal and University data and be safe online

Learn best practices for safeguarding your personal and University data, including tips on how to recognize phishing emails and email scams and where to report them.

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September 30, 2019

7 easy tips to protect your smartphone

Learn how to configure your phone to protect personal and University data from others. Setting a pin or pass code to unlock your phone is just the start.

September 24, 2019

New study will investigate how to keep smart building technologies secure

UW researchers are investigating how current university practices and policies can be improved to better secure smart building technologies, with more than $700,000 in funding from the National Science Foundation. The three-year project will define how IT and operations and maintenance professionals can work better together to mitigate risks and improve the security of buildings with…

September 23, 2019

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month – Get tips, resources

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Learn how to protect your personal and UW institutional information from online threats with these tips from the Office of the Chief Information Security Officer. Learn safe, secure practices for smart computing, browsing the web, working remotely and accessing the University’s information systems.

September 16, 2019

Remember to keep your UW Office Directory information up to date

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Keep your department, school or center information up to date using the self-service system for the UW Office Directory. Contact UW-IT at help@uw.edu for quick account setup, instructions and a style guide. Note that you can change your individual UW Directory listing by updating your personal profile information via Identity.UW.

September 13, 2019

Disasters don’t plan ahead, but you should

Be prepared and check out the UW-IT’s Business Continuity Toolkit  for ideas on how to share important departmental updates and information during emergency events.

September 10, 2019

Don’t lose access. Set up your UW NetID recovery options

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Every year, more than 5,000 calls come in requesting help to reset a UW NetID password. You don’t have to be one of them. 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. The options allow you to recover…

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…

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