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Phishing and W-2s

As tax season arrives, cyber thieves use phish to target W-2 forms. Read more about about these scams and how to protect yourself.

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Scams Target the UW Community

There’s an uptick in email and gift card scams that target students and staff. See the Scams page.

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Information Security for Students

Fall quarter brought an uptick in scams targeting UW students. View our postcard aimed at protecting UW NetID credentials and securing data and devices.

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Top 5 Tips to Secure Data

Welcome to the 2019-2020 academic year!
We’ve published our Top 5 Tips to secure your personal and UW institutional data and information.

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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.