April 15, 2022

2FA for students

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World Password Day was on May 5th but this information is relevant all year long. Read why it’s important for you to adopt 2FA or just watch this short video. As World Password Day draws closer we want to remind of you of the importance of supplementing strong passwords with an extra layer of security:…

March 4, 2022

World Backup Day

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,…

January 19, 2022

Securing UW NetID credentials

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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 2022. 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 11, 2022

Securing devices

Last week we posted tips for securing connections, and this week we’ll focus on securing your devices to stay Cyber Smart in 2022. 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….

January 3, 2022

Ready for 2022?

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Review these tips and stay Cyber Smart all year long! We want to help you stay Cyber Smart in 2022 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…

October 19, 2021

Message to the UW Community

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It’s the beginning of a new academic year and it’s Cybersecurity Awareness Month. So how can you be safer and more secure online? Get tips, tools, and resources from the annual message to the UW community. Go to message More News & Alerts