February 3, 2020

Keep forgetting your passwords at work? Get a password manager

Reduce your risk by automatically filling in passwords for the sites you use for work and safely share passwords with others by using LastPass, a secure browser-based password management tool. Available to UW staff with a valid budget.

January 17, 2020

Update your privacy settings and stay safe online

With Data Privacy Day on Jan. 28, now is a good time to make sure your privacy and data are safe online. Want to view or change your privacy/security settings, but don’t know where to find them? Use these direct links to update your privacy settings on popular devices and online services.

January 15, 2020

Beware of phishing emails asking for W-2 information

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. Fortunately, your vigilance and Duo, the UW’s two-factor authentication system, can play a pivotal role in protecting employee data.

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December 18, 2019

Connect to your files, resources on the UW network with Husky OnNet

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Access files on the UW network from off campus using 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. But web-based UW resources and services, such as…

December 17, 2019

Protect confidential information sent by fax and multifunction machines

Photo of a multifunction copy machine with flying papers around it

Learn how copy, print and fax devices can be vulnerable to cybercriminals and best practices for protecting them. Multifunction copy, print and fax devices can retain confidential data, personally identifiable information and even protected health information. As these machines are subject to the same data security vulnerabilities as other computing technology, the Office of the…

December 9, 2019

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.

December 3, 2019

Tired of getting junk faxes? Email UW-IT for help

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You can reduce the number of junk faxes by blocking all fax calls shown as anonymous. Just send an email to help@uw.edu with the subject line “junk faxes,” and include in your message your UW fax number and a request to block anonymous callers.

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.

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