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UW-IT Announcements

Major UW-IT announcements sent via email to the UW community are archived here.



  • New network security enhancements begin April 24, may impact off-campus users

    April 17, 2018

    The enhancements will help protect your personal and University data from malicious attacks, but may change how you connect from off-campus. Starting April 24, 2018, you must use a UW secure virtual private network (VPN) to access UW resources from off-campus through a remote desktop or network file-sharing application. Options include the free Husky OnNet service for current students, faculty and staff, or a departmental VPN. Online access to email, Canvas and UW Libraries will not be affected. Not sure what a VPN is or if this applies to you?

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  • Important security enhancements to Workday

    January 26, 2018

    To better protect private information, all employees will be required to use Duo, the University’s two-factor authentication (2FA) solution, when they sign in to Workday, not just when accessing personal information. This move, in line with industry-wide best practices, is an important step in ongoing efforts to help employees safeguard their private information. Not enrolled in Duo?


  • Beware of phishing emails asking for your UW NetID and password to gain access to W-2 information

    January 25, 2018

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

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