UW Information Technology

Security


September 16, 2019

New study will investigate how to keep smart building technologies secure

To increase energy performance and reduce operational costs, universities and governmental and business organizations, including the University of Washington, are increasingly turning to Internet of Things (IoT) to help manage their buildings. But these features can also introduce security vulnerabilities.


June 19, 2019

Security enhancements to UW network foil cyberattacks

A team of UW-IT engineers and cybersecurity experts collaborate with staff from UW Medicine IT Services to block the most vulnerable UW network ports from incoming Internet traffic, and prevent malware from spreading.


May 30, 2019

Combatting phone and email spam with new tech and constant vigilance

Man receiving emails on his laptop

A robust response by UW-IT, including a new line phone-call-blocking application and an additional layer of email scanning, is reducing spam, and with it, costly disruptions.