Glossary Mobile Devices


Free, secure, encrypted Wi-Fi service used throughout many institutions

Husky OnNet

A virtual private network or VPN service used by UW students, faculty, and staff to connect to University resources and information systems from home and remote locations


Antivirus software (free to the UW community) that is vital to mitigate the risk of malware infections on University computers as well as your own personal computer


Short for malicious software, it is a program or code that is used to disrupt a computer’s normal function


Malware that can lock up your devices and data until you pay money to cyberthieves

APS 2.4

UW Administrative Policy Statement, “Information Security and Privacy: Roles, Responsibilities, and Definitions,” which defines three types of data: Public, Restricted, Confidential