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January 16, 2018

Learn more about Meltdown and Spectre, and how to protect your devices

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Find out how to protect your computer and other devices from two major security vulnerabilities, known as Meltdown and Spectre, in a comprehensive risk advisory by the UW Office of the Chief Information Security Officer. The two security vulnerabilities affect the processing chips in almost every computer made in the last 20 years. Don’t miss…

December 6, 2017

Learn to catch the phish: Protect your information and University data

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Find out how to recognize deceptive emails called phishing. There has been a recent uptick in the number of these scams that try to trick you into providing account names and passwords to gain access to valuable personal and institutional data and resources. Phishing emails often use email links and attachments and try to persuade…

October 25, 2017

New UW Privacy Office website provides privacy principles, policies and resources

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Visit the new website of the recently established UW Privacy Office, where you can learn about the UW’s privacy principles, policies and evolving resources on protecting the privacy and confidentiality of individuals involved in UW’s academic, research, healthcare and business activities. The UW Privacy Office is led by Ann Nagel, the institutional privacy official and…

October 12, 2017

RSVP for Oct. 17 talks on the dark web and digital forensics

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Learn from cybersecurity experts at this special event on Oct. 17 from 1 – 3:30 p.m. in the UW Tower Auditorium. A research scientist at the IT security company, Sophos, will talk about the dark web – a hidden network of websites – and how easily tools for a cyberattack can be acquired there. And…

September 29, 2017

October is Cybersecurity awareness month – Learn how to keep your data secure

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Learn how to address threats and risks to personal and UW institutional information at several events being hosted by the Office of the Chief Information Security Officer as part of Cybersecurity Awareness Month. On October 4, “Security 101: Things to Know, Things to Do, and Resources” will kick off the activities in the UW Tower…

September 20, 2017

Reminder: 2FA is required to access personal, payroll information in Workday

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You can sign in to Workday with your UW NetID and password but remember you’ll need two-factor authentication (2FA) to access payroll and some personal information, such as payslips, tax documents or home address. 2FA adds a second layer of security to protect your personal and University data from being stolen or compromised. If you’re…

July 13, 2017

2FA secures your payslips and direct deposit information in Workday

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Two-factor authentication (2FA) is required to access your payslips and direct deposit information in Workday. It adds a second layer of security to protect sensitive information from identity theft. First enter your UW NetID and password, then use 2FA to prove it’s really you. Managers and employees with human resources, benefits and payroll roles will…

July 7, 2017

Enrolled in 2FA? You’ll need it to see your payslips in Workday

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Two-factor authentication (2FA) is required to access your payroll information in Workday, along with other sensitive data. Enroll today. The first paycheck using Workday is on July 10. You can choose the device you’ll use for 2FA; a smartphone is recommended. The smartphone app, Duo Mobile, runs on a variety of smartphones and is simple…

July 6, 2017

Need help with Workday?

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Learn about Workday training, including in-person seminars, or simply get help online, by phone, or in-person at the new Integrated Service Center (ISC), your resource for all things Workday. Visit the ISC website to view instructional videos and user guides or to contact the help desk. Remember to enroll in 2FA through Duo in order…

June 30, 2017

Beware of phishing attempts from senders pretending to have UW email addresses

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Be wary of phishing emails that appear to come from an UW email address, asking you to verify your email address, then to click a link or download an attachment. Hover your mouse over links before clicking them to see the real web address. Forward suspicious emails (as an attachment) to If you work…

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