Office of the Chief Information Security Officer

Glossary Mobile Devices

Eduroam

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

Sophos

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

Malware

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

Ransomware

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