CISO News and Alerts

November 10, 2022

Holiday scams


As the winter holiday season approaches, take time to review alerts about about seasonal scams. Scams may arrive as email, text, phone, and social media messages. They are continually adapted to target university communities through phishing, gift card scams, phony holiday invitations and messages, fraudulent offers for seasonal employment, and in many other forms. Your…

November 4, 2022

Email Warning Tags begin at UW this month

Cyber criminals and other adversaries use various tactics to obtain login credentials, gain access to UW systems, deliver malware, and steal valuable data, information, and research. If you click a malicious link, download an infected attachment, or enter your UW NetID and password on one of their websites you could put your personal and UW…

October 31, 2022

OpenSSL: Critical Patch on Nov 1st


Audience for this post: System administrators, IT staff, and staff members responsible for maintaining IT systems Latest update Summary Best Practices References We will continue to update this post with news and links to resources to help you prioritize your remediation efforts as more information becomes available. 11/01/2022 update: OpenSSL has published a blog post…

October 28, 2022

Students: Beware of debt relief scams

We posted about this a few weeks ago, but in this busy month, it’s worth repeating: The U.S. Department of Education and the Federal Trade Commission are working together to raise awareness about potential scams and misinformation that may be aimed at those seeking student loan debt relief. Beware of scammers who may contact you…

October 18, 2022

Message to the UW community

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

October 7, 2022

Students: Beware job & loan scams

Scams are nothing new, but we are seeing a surge in scams targeting UW students and costs for victims are rising. Our Scams web page covers some of the more commonly used tactics, but there are two kinds that we want to highlight in today’s post: Employment Scams Student Aid Scams Employment scams use elaborate…