Category: Security & Privacy
October 31, 2023
UW-IT’s annual cybersecurity message for 2023 was sent to all University of Washington (UW) students, faculty and staff and UW Medicine employees with approval from the Interim Chief Information Security Officer.
October 20, 2023
UW-IT’s Data Destruction Date on Oct. 18 turned out to be quite a success, with hundreds of hard drives successfully taken apart, as well as the shredding of sensitive paper. The event, sponsored by our Office of Information Security, is one of several on the agenda during October to promote National cybersecurity Awareness Month. There’s still plenty of activities left, so make sure to check the calendar and this video about shredding day.
October 18, 2023
Join us this Friday, Oct. 20, for an online presentation for UW staff, faculty and researchers. The 1-2 p.m. session will cover multiple topics about UW policies and data classifications, as well as protecting login credentials, recognizing and reporting phishing and scams, securing devices and connections, managing passwords, tips for travel and working from home, and permissions for collaborative tools. Register now.
October 3, 2023
Pencil in the kick-off for National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM), Tuesday, October 10, 12:30-2:30 in Odegaard 220. The kick-off will include information stations focused on six key themes and you’ll learn about events, training, and awareness contests planned throughout the month of October. And you can also spin the wheel for OIS-branded prizes and enjoy coffee and refreshments. Check out all the activities now, and what you can do to stay safe in the cyberworld!
September 20, 2023
The Nov. 15 Office of Information Security workshop will help attendees better understand how to prevent someone from breaking or hacking web applications. It’s free for all UW staff.
August 4, 2023
Need to access files on the UW network from home? Use a UW secure virtual private network (VPN), like the free Husky OnNet for current students, faculty and staff. Off-campus access to UW resources on the UW network through remote desktop or a file-sharing application require a VPN.
June 9, 2023
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 protect yourself.
May 22, 2023
Traveling this summer for work? Learn how to keep your mobile devices and your data safe — and pick up other travel tips with this handy guide.
May 15, 2023
If you manage your organization’s access to data, a CISO risk advisory resource can help you identify the tools you need to secure your organization’s work.
May 8, 2023
Learn how to delete data completely from computers and devices before you surplus or recycle them.