December 8, 2023

Lifewise change of email notifications

It is being reported that UW students who use their UW email address in the LifeWise Assurance Company system have received change-of-email notifications. If you are a UW student and you received this email, please visit the LifeWise Assurance Company website. An alert on their home page addresses this issue and it appears as if…


December 7, 2023

UWPD warns of scams targeting UW students

Hand stealing money through a computer

The UW Police Department has published a warning about a surge in scams at UW. Visit their blog to find their list of helpful tips, descriptions of recent scams, and a video to learn more about how to thwart attackers who target UW students with fraudulent emails, phone calls, and texts that either offer employment…


October 31, 2023

Recognize and report phishing

It’s the final day of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month and our final national theme is (drum roll, please): Recognize and report phishing (and scams) Phishing is a form of email fraud in which cyber criminals and other adversaries attempt to entice you to click on links or download attachments so that they can steal valuable…


October 19, 2023

Software updates

The theme of the week for National Cybersecurity Awareness Month is software updates. Updating software is an important part of keeping data and devices secure, but there are risks associated with updates. For UW-owned devices or personally owned devices used to access UW systems and data, identify who is responsible for updating and patching the…


October 12, 2023

Passwords are still here and still important

For at least a decade there has been an interesting and complex discussion about whether passwords are “dead” or not, but to this day, strong passwords remain a vital part of securing personal and institutional data. Below are some quick reminders about good password practices; review our passwords tip sheet and online training for more…


October 3, 2023

Cybersecurity Awareness Month is here

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) is now in its 20th year! Founded in 2004, NCSAM is a collaborative effort among businesses, government agencies, colleges and universities, nonprofit organizations, tribal communities, and individuals aimed at promoting cybersecurity awareness and best practices. Beginning this year the new theme of NCSAM is Secure Our World, with messaging revolving…