Information Security

Information Security

Phishing hook image The University of Wisconsin System and UW-River Falls takes information security very seriously. Protecting your information and giving you the tools to protect yourself is part of our ongoing mission.

IT resources are essential tools for accomplishing the UW System’s mission of disseminating and extending knowledge, fostering the free exchange of ideas, and providing effective support for teaching, research, and public service functions. It is the policy of the UW System Board of Regents that access to and use of UW System IT resources is a privilege that extends to authorized users for use in fulfilling the missions of the UW System and UW institutions, and for appropriate university-related activities. Please take a moment to review the acceptable use policy and explore information security policies.

Compromised login credentials are a major source of malware and fraud. Don't be a phishing scam victim. Never give out your password or enter it into website unless you are confident you are in the right place and always use multifactor authentication if it is available.  Reputable organizations will never ask for your personal data, account numbers, or passwords via e-mail. To learn more about how to protect yourself, explore the Information Security Awareness Resources provided.

If you have any security concerns, do not hesitate to contact the Division of Technology Services (DoTS)  helpdesk at  715-425-3687 or . The DoTS will never ask you for your password. The only information we should ever need from you is your Falcon Account name (e.g. W1234567).