Tech Tip: Turn Me On, Valentine!

Happy Valentine’s Day, Panthers! Here’s an endearing reminder to turn on your Virtual Private Network (VPN). Candy Heart saying, "Turn Me On, Valentine - VPN"

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 infiltrate 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.