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SSNs and Student Records Training for Faculty and Staff

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Online training

The Office of the Registrar in partnership with the Office of the CISO offers online training for UW faculty and staff on best practices for handling records with SSNs. This brief training module (15 minutes) illustrates best practices for handling records that contain Social Security Number (SSN) information. Topics include:

  • Legacy use of SSNs at UW
  • SSN security incidents in higher education
  • Steps to securing SSNs
  • Approved uses of SSNs at UW
  • Information on reporting an incident

Take this short 15 minute course here.