March 11, 2024

World Backup Day is March 31

But backing up data is important every day of the year! The ever-increasing threat of ransomware is one great reason to keep your data, computers, phones, information systems, and critical information assets backed up. Back up all data that you are responsible for, using multiple methods or formats. Check with your IT support staff if…

March 24, 2023

Back up data to fight ransomware

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Ransomware is a form of malware that encrypts data on devices, rendering files and the systems where they reside unusable. Cyber criminals then demand ransom in exchange for the decryption key. One important way to mitigate the damage of ransomware is to back up your data. World Backup Day is March 31, and our infographic…

March 3, 2023

March 31st is World Backup Day

Help spread awareness of the importance of backing up important data all year long! Why are backups important? UW Administrative Policy Statement 2.6, Information Security Controls and Operational Practices, states: “University of Washington shall … appropriately protect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of institutional information that it creates, receives, maintains, or transmits.” A failure to…