January 20, 2021

Beware of phishing emails asking for W-2 information

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Learn how to protect yourself from cybercriminals who try to steal an employee’s login credentials so that they can download Wage and Tax Statements (Form W-2). They then can use the W-2 information to electronically file a fraudulent federal income tax return in the employee’s name. By changing the bank account number, the cybercriminals receive…

January 15, 2021

Dispose of old computers and mobile devices securely with these resources

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Learn how to delete data completely from computers and devices before you surplus or recycle them. Old desktops, laptops, and mobile and portable storage devices may contain UW information, such as personally identifiable information, cached login credentials, or other confidential data that can be compromised if the device is not securely disposed.

January 12, 2021

Protect your UW NetID and W-2 information from phishing attacks

Learn how to protect yourself from cybercriminals who try to steal an employee’s login credentials so that they can download Wage and Tax Statements (Form W-2). They then can use the W-2 information to electronically file a fraudulent federal income tax return in the employee’s name. By changing the bank account number, the cybercriminals receive the refund. Your vigilance and Duo, the UW’s two-factor authentication system, can play a pivotal role in protecting employee data.

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January 6, 2021

Boost data security by opting in to 2FA on the web

You’ve been using two-factor authentication (2FA) at your financial institutions and with Workday to protect your personal data. Now, students, faculty and staff can protect more by opting in to two-factor authentication (2FA) when signing in with their UW NetID on the web.

December 31, 2020

Boot up the year by uploading these 5 tools to your new device

Did you get a new laptop, cell phone or a tablet during the holidays? Start your year off right by uploading these five essential tools via IT Connect:

December 23, 2020

Sign up for Web App Security 101 course

Produce safer apps and websites in a three-hour class for developers and other web professionals on Jan. 6, 9 a.m.-noon. The course is offered through the Office of the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO).

November 16, 2020

Think like an attacker! Sign up for Web App Security 101 course

Elevate your security awareness in this three-hour class on Dec. 9, 9 a.m.- noon by understanding how cybercriminals find vulnerabilities in web apps. In the course offered by the Office of the Chief Information Security Officer, UW security experts will share how developers and web professionals can produce safer online apps and websites.

November 5, 2020

Election aftermath: New website offers tips for digital wellness and safety

Several campus partners worked together to create an online safety strategy web page to help the UW community learn how to address possible incidents of online harassment.  

October 22, 2020

Secure your personal and University data and be safe online

Learn best practices for securing your personal and University data from theft and accidental disclosure, including tips on how to recognize phishing emails and email scams and where to report them. Securing data is our shared responsibility, and this information will help you be aware of cyber threats and know how to use University resources…

October 16, 2020

Cybersecurity Awareness Month tips: securing your laptop

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Learn how to secure your laptop and other mobile devices to protect personal and University data, with tips from the UW Chief Information Security Officer.

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