Tech Tip: Fall in Love with VPN

Welcome back, Panthers! As we begin the fall 2022 semester there’s so much to look forward to, especially Pumpkin Spice Lattes (PSL). But as you sit in your favorite coffee spot sipping your PSL it’s important to remember another fun three letter acronym, VPN: Virtual Private Network.

It is important to turn on your VPN when using public Wi-Fi networks because public access points are a favorite hangout for hackers to commit cybercrimes. Hackers use public networks to hijack your browsing session and gain unauthorized access to your device. By enabling the GlobalProtect VPN, it encrypts the traffic you generate while using UWM-owned services.

UWM offers free VPN service for students, faculty, and staff. For more information on VPN at UWM, please visit our website.

Additionally, we offer several VPN support articles in the UWM KnowledgeBase.

If you need assistance regarding this topic, please contact the UWM Help Desk.