Category: Security & Privacy

June 16, 2021

Protect yourself from summer scams

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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…

June 9, 2021

Learn how UW-IT is bolstering regional network security for higher education

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The routing infrastructure of the UW-IT-operated Pacific Northwest Gigapop (PNWGP) service features reinforced defenses against attempts to spoof legitimate network traffic. These security efforts are part of a global initiative that advocates for crucial fixes to reduce the most common routing threats that aim to get at systems and data, and it is supported by…

May 27, 2021

Keep yourself and your devices safe during the upcoming travel season

Traveling this summer for work or school? Learn how to keep your mobile devices, your data and UW data safe — and pick up other travel tips with this handy guide.

May 24, 2021

Signing in to UW Microsoft will be easier, more secure

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All active UW Microsoft accounts will be moved to the cloud-based sign in by June 17, which will make the experience simpler, yet secure. Check out the new experience rolling out next month. If you encounter an error when you sign in to Microsoft on June 17, check out the troubleshooting guide to learn what…

May 12, 2021

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

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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 of your data by opting in to two-factor authentication (2FA) when signing in with their UW NetID on the web.

May 5, 2021

Strengthen your password security for World Password Day on May 6

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 26, 2021

Boost your 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 of their data by opting in to two-factor authentication (2FA) when signing in with their UW NetID on the web.

March 31, 2021

Help spread awareness of importance of backing up data all year long

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March 31 is World Backup Day, so make sure your data and devices are backed up frequently on a secure drive, server or storage. A backup can help you maintain access to your data if your device is lost or stolen, if a hard drive fails, or if a computer system is compromised by malicious…

February 19, 2021

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 staff with a valid budget.

February 10, 2021

Sign up for Web App Security 101 course

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Produce safer apps and websites for the UW community in this three–hour class, March 10, 9 a.m.-noon. Designed for UW developers and web professionals. The course is offered through the office of the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO).

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