Security & Privacy

January 21, 2014

Online CISO Video Can Help You Safeguard Your Mobile Devices and UW Data

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Get tips on how to safeguard your mobile devices and UW institutional information in a 10-minute online video, Mobile Devices and University Data: Risks, Threats and Best Practices, from the UW Office of the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). This training is geared toward anyone who uses mobile devices to access University data, systems or networks—so this probably includes you.

December 26, 2013

Keep Laptops, Mobile Devices and Equipment Safe: Tips, Registration, Insurance

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Protect your new laptop or mobile device by registering your personal electronic equipment with UW Police to help in theft recovery, and by reading their crime prevention safety tips. The UW Office of Risk Management also provides loss control advice for laptops and mobile devices. University departments can buy low-cost coverage for owned, leased, or borrowed equipment (computer, office, audio-visual, and lab) used for UW work through Risk Management’s Equipment Insurance program.

October 7, 2013

Cybersecurity Awareness Month Event: Anatomy of a Malware Attack—Oct. 28

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A live demonstration showing how a malware attack works will be presented by Chester Wisniewski, Senior Security Advisor at Sophos, on Monday, October 28 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the UW Tower Auditorium. This event is sponsored by the UW Office of the Chief Information Security Officer Security Officer (CISO) as part of Cybersecurity Awareness Month.  Find out more and RSVP.

August 9, 2013

UW Medicine Learning Management System Adopts UW NetID

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The 23,000 staff and affiliates who use the UW Medicine Learning Management System now all sign in the same way, using their familiar UW NetID and the UW’s Shibboleth Identity Provider that works with the Weblogin service for Web authentication. This is one of the larger applications to move to these centrally funded services, and underscores a positive trend toward the widening use of standards-based protocols at the UW that enable single sign-on for better user experience and satisfaction while reducing cost and complexity, and providing for cross-institutional collaboration when it’s needed. Other UW units interested in making a similar change can get information online about UW NetID and Authentication services provided by UW-IT.

July 5, 2013

Online Training Helps You Safeguard UW and Personal Information

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Learn how to handle and safeguard personal and UW institutional information in Security and Privacy 101, a short, engaging, information-filled video from the UW Office of the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). Threats to our data are real, so find out what you are responsible for, what is valuable to cybercriminals, and what you can do to protect your devices. Browse other useful online security-related training and information from CISO.