January 12, 2024

Resolution #3: Secure your UW NetID

So far for new year’s resolutions we’ve posted tips for securing connections and devices. This week we’ll focus on securing your UW NetID credentials to stay Cyber Smart in 2024. Resolution #3: Secure your UW NetID credentials Don’t reuse your UW NetID and password on other accounts. Use multi-factor authentication, such as Duo, to add…

January 8, 2024

It’s Data Privacy Month

It’s a great time to refresh your knowledge (or begin your privacy learning journey!) about privacy-related roles & responsibilities and strategies to meet them. Check out the events listed below and learn more on the UW Privacy website. Data Privacy Month kick-off   Wednesday, Jan 10, 11 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.   We’ll hear from campus leaders…

January 2, 2024

New Year’s resolutions

Last week we posted tips for securing connections, and this week we’ll focus on securing your devices to stay Cyber Smart in 2024. Resolution #2: Secure your devices Update and patch your operating system (OS) and other software. Use antivirus software and keep it up to date. Sophos antivirus is free for the UW community….

December 21, 2023

Ready for 2024?

Review these tips and stay Cyber Smart all year long! We want to help you stay Cyber Smart in 2024 with tips for securing connections, devices, and login credentials, as well as ways to spot phishing and scams. Each week in January, we’ll post a new resolution, so stay tuned. Resolution #1: Secure your connections…

July 28, 2023

A guide to scams for incoming students

If you’ll be a new UW student this fall, one important point of cybersecurity awareness is that threat actors have scams for every occasion and every season. Equifax has a guide for spotting scams that might target you as you prepare for school on their idwatchdog web site. They describe scams related to scholarships and…

December 8, 2022

Coffee & Compliance

Next month we will be partnering with offices across the UW for Compliance & Ethics Week, January 9-13, 2023. UW’s Records Management Services will host a Coffee & Compliance Series starting each morning at 10:00 am that will feature different offices each day. The Office of Information Security session will be Wednesday, January 11, 10:00-10:30,…