Office of the Chief Information Security Officer

October 27, 2020

CSAM Message from Mayor Durkan

In observance of Cybersecurity Awareness Month, UW Medicine Information Security has posted a video featuring Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan, who shares the following tips for protecting healthcare information. Members of the UW community can watch the video by clicking the link below (you will be prompted for your login credentials).   Go to video Tips…


October 9, 2020

Secure devices at home and work

“Securing Devices at Home and Work” is the theme for Week 3 of Cybersecurity Awareness Month. The following CISO events and training materials may help you safeguard your personal and UW data, whether you’re in the office or in your living room. CISO events in October Securing Laptops Risk Advisory Working Remotely online training More…


Phishing for financial aid credentials

This message is intended for financial aid recipients as well as staff who handle student information. Cyberthieves have been sending phishing email messages tailored to steal student login credentials on financial aid websites. The emails link to phony websites to harvest login credentials for student financial aid accounts, and once the credentials are obtained, thieves…


October 6, 2020

Job scams target UW students

This message was sent to all UW students on October 1: We want to alert you to a surge in email, text and phone scams aimed at UW students. These scams may promise easy jobs, tuition discounts or other rewards. They may attempt to convince you to purchase gift cards or to send or receive…


September 28, 2020

Cybersecurity Awareness Month

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month Events listed are for members of the UW community. Watch this space for additional announcements and links. Email malbin@uw.edu for Zoom links. Week 4: Securing Internet-Connected Devices in Healthcare Monday 10/19, 2:00-3:00 Digital Threat: Ransomware Presented by Cindy Jenkins, Senior Security Engineer, UW Medicine IT Services Audience: All members of…


September 18, 2020

ZoomInfo is NOT Zoom

A company by the name of ZoomInfo has been sending unsolicited emails to the UW community, ostensibly to notify recipients of their privacy policies. An example is posted below. Zoominfo develops customer contact lists that other companies use to support sales and marketing campaigns. Lists are developed by crawling websites for an individual’s contact information….


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