September 4, 2020

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…

August 6, 2020

Alert: Hackers target COVID-19 research

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Learn about recent attempts by hackers trying to acquire intellectual property, particularly COVID-19 vaccine and treatment research and how you can prevent your UW NetID and password from being compromised. Cyber criminals try to steal valid credentials through phishing to gain access to computers via remote desktop services, email accounts and file shares and internal…

August 3, 2020

New training video on online security provides tips for remote workers

If you’re new to working remotely, this video provides plenty of tips on how to keep your devices and work safe, brought to you by the Office of the Chief Information Security Officer.

July 28, 2020

Securing Laptops extremely important during remote work

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Learn why securing your laptop and other mobile devices is so important, and pick up best practices to secure personal and UW institutional data, brought to you by the Office of the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO).

July 23, 2020

Get tips on how to protect UW information with updated video

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Learn how to protect your personal and UW data from cyberthieves and other bad actors in an updated 9-minute training video. The training also provides links to key resources.

July 20, 2020

Update for Husky OnNet now available

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Download a critical security update for the F5 BIG-IP Edge software, the technology behind Husky OnNet that you use to connect to the UW network from off campus. Husky OnNet provides individual users (current UW students, faculty and staff) with a secure connection to the UW network from remote locations, such as from home, a…

May 29, 2020

Be wary of CARES scam targeting UW students

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Learn how to spot scams using news about The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act that target UW students.

May 27, 2020

Before you leave for the summer, set up your UW NetID recovery options

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Every year, more than 5,000 callers request 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 your password…

May 6, 2020

Strengthen your password security for World Password Day on May 7

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Get tips in this video for smart computing, including strengthening your password by using a combination of letters, numbers and special characters for strong passwords and avoiding using the same password for multiple websites, accounts and applications.

April 24, 2020

Protect yourself from scams with these security tips

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Take these steps now to secure your computers, devices, collaboration platforms and home networks. Remember that phishing campaigns and other scams are targeting new remote working conditions, fears about the coronavirus and expectations around the stimulus checks to try to trick people into giving up personal and banking information.

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