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April 22, 2021

Ransomware online training

Ransomware is a type of malicious software (malware) that locks up computers, devices, and data to make them inaccessible until a sum of money is paid to cyber thieves. It can lock up individual files and folders or it can lock up your entire device. It can also spread to attached devices. Cyberthieves may infect…

February 18, 2021

Student Scams online training


As the University of Washington community has been finding new ways to learn and connect, cyberthieves have been looking for new ways to target UW NetID credentials, as well as personal and financial information. Scams targeting UW students may promise easy jobs, tuition discounts or other rewards. They may try to convince potential victims to…

July 2, 2020

Working Remotely

Working from home isn’t new for everyone, but it is a novelty for so many people to be attending classes and working from home all at once. And when it comes to information security, wherever there’s a novelty, there’s a potential vulnerability and there are always cybercriminals and other adversaries waiting to take advantage of…

Phishing at UW

We’ve updated “Phishing at UW,” a 9-minute online training featuring things to know, things to do, and links to resources for protecting personal and UW data from cyberthieves and other adversaries. Go to training More Articles