Category: Security & Privacy

May 4, 2022

Lock down your UW NetID login for World Password Day on May 5

Give your passwords a boost with two-factor authentication, never re-use your UW NetID password on any other accounts and other tips from the Office of the Chief Information Security Officer.

March 30, 2022

Observe World Backup Day with steps to protect your data and devices

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Recent reports of stolen laptops at the UW make it even more imperative to protect and back up your devices. Learn how.

March 7, 2022

Using 2FA on the web can help faculty stay more secure

Faculty members already use two-factor authentication (2FA) with Workday, and now they can take advantage of 2FA when signing in with their UW NetIDs and passwords on the web for better security.

March 2, 2022

Keep forgetting your passwords? Get a password manager

Automatically fill in passwords and safely share passwords with others by using LastPass, a secure browser-based password management tool. Available to UW employees with a valid budget.

February 7, 2022

Eduroam Wi-Fi security enhancements may require you to update devices

The option to connect to eduroam Wi-Fi via UW NetID and password was recently turned off and replaced with certificate-based authentication. If you’re experiencing problems, we recommend you reconfigure it using our tool.

February 2, 2022

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.

January 24, 2022

Observe Data Privacy Week Jan. 24-28

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Hear about emerging privacy trends, new UW privacy practices and expanded resources during UW Privacy’s annual privacy update, Jan. 26 at 11 a.m. via Zoom.

January 12, 2022

Beware of phishing emails asking for W-2 information

Learn how to protect yourself from cybercriminals who try to steal UW NetIDs and passwords so they can download W-2 forms and file fraudulent income tax returns.

January 11, 2022

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). Your vigilance and the UW’s two-factor authentication system can play a pivotal role in protecting employee data.

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January 5, 2022

Stay cybersmart in 2022

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UW’s security experts want to help you stay cybersmart with tips for securing connections, devices and sign-in credentials and for spotting phishing and scams.

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