Office of the Chief Information Security Officer

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Top 5 Tips to Secure Data

Welcome to the 2018-2019 academic year!
We’ve published our Top 5 tips to secure your personal and UW institutional data and information.

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Spear Phishing

In a recent case, it is estimated that 31 terabytes of academic data and intellectual property were stolen from 144 American universities. Read more about about spear phishing scams and how to protect yourself.

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Meltdown and Spectre

Two newly discovered security vulnerabilities have widespread impact. See the Meltdown and Spectre Risk Advisory.

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UW Privacy Office

Looking for privacy information? UW now has a privacy office! See their new website for the Confidential Data Risk Guide, laws, and other tools and resources.

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Information Security Risk Management

Does your department have a security plan? Check out our suite of resources for understanding and managing security risks at UW.

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Incident Management

What do you do if you suspect an information security incident? See the Report an Incident page.

The Office of the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) promotes a culture of shared responsibility to safeguard personal and institutional data. Services are designed to assist the UW community by monitoring, analyzing, and forecasting threats to information assets, advising on risk management and on contracts related to data security, providing in-person and online education, consulting on incident management, and developing and managing University policies related to information security.