This division is responsible for:
Promoting a culture of cybersecurity. Services are designed to help UW units understand risks by analyzing and forecasting threats to information security, researching applicable information security laws, providing education on safeguarding institutional information, consulting on incident management, and managing policies and strategic solutions for UW’s institutional information.
- Risk Advisories and Best Practices
- Online Training
- Information Security and Privacy Laws and Regulations
Rebekah Skiver Thompson
Associate Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer
UW Mailbox: 359530
Security and privacy news
December 7, 2022
Traveling during the holidays? Learn how to keep your mobile devices and your data safe — and pick up other travel tips with this handy guide.
November 16, 2022
In this season of giving, be on the alert for the takers — Cybercriminals taking advantage of people’s generosity during the holiday season. Check out these helpful tips from CISO.
November 14, 2022
Email warning tags will begin to appear at the top of certain messages starting November 15 for users who receive their email via UW Exchange or UW Google. A warning will be added when a message is from an unknown sender or includes links to fake websites, among other triggers.
November 3, 2022
Somewhere, someone with bad intent is trying to snag your UW NetID log-in credentials to get at something that they shouldn’t. And it’s not just you they’re targeting. Anyone at the UW with a UW NetID will do, or anyone with a college or university affiliation. They’re cybercriminals, and they want to steal your personal information and institutional data.
October 17, 2022
Add your mobile number and email address so if you forget your password or get locked out, you can regain access to your UW NetID.
October 12, 2022
Learn how to protect your personal and UW institutional information from online threats with these tips from the Office of the Chief Information Security Officer. Learn safe, secure practices for smart computing, browsing the web, working remotely and accessing the University’s information systems.