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Cybersecurity Awareness Training

Start the Cybersecurity Awareness Training

Log In Using NetID

  1. Click the “Log In Using NetID” button.
  2. Click the red “Login” button.
  3. Enter your NetID username and password 
  4. Complete the required training

Note: Clicking the red “Login” button may automatically log you in to the training if you already logged in to another UW–Madison service with your NetID.

Take the Training:

Log in to the training platform and complete the two required parts to the Cybersecurity Awareness Training:

  1. Read and acknowledge the Acceptable Use of Information Technology Resources Policy in the training platform. Once completed, you will earn the Acceptable Use Policy badge. 
  2. Answer the next 20 questions in the training platform. This provides you with the 2021 Cybersecurity Awareness Training badge. Earning both badges will complete your requirement.

Training Options

There are two training options available to campus:

  • Option #1: A highly visual and interactive Cybersecurity Awareness Training delivered through the Drip7 platform. You can complete this training in approximately 20 minutes. This training is less accessible to people with visual and motor disabilities.
  • Option #2: A text-based Cybersecurity Awareness Training delivered in Canvas by the UW–Madison Office of Cybersecurity. This training is very accessible to all users, including those with disabilities. Enroll by clicking one of the six language links below.

Start the Training

English

སྦྱོང་བརྡར་འགོ་འཛུགས་རྒྱུ།

བོད་ཡིག Tibetan

Inicie el entrenamient

Español Spanish

开始培训

中文 Chinese

Pib saib kev cob qhia

Hmoob

तालिम सुरु गर्नुहोस्

नेपाली Nepali

Cybersecurity Awareness Training has been evaluated for accessibility and usability. See the Cybersecurity Awareness Training Accessibility & Usability Information (Source: KB 101063) for details. For accessibility assistance with the Cybersecurity training or to report an accessibility barrier contact the DoIT Help Desk.

You can answer the questions on a daily basis or choose to complete them in one sitting. You choose when to do your training! By default, you will receive email notifications about the released questions on a weekly basis (which you can change to daily in your profile settings in Cybersecurity Awareness Training platform).

FAQs

Do you have a question about Cybersecurity Awareness Training? No worries. You can find the answers to your questions below. If you have additional questions, please reach out to the DoIT Help Desk.

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Why do we have to do Cybersecurity Awareness Training annually?

Similar to the Sexual Harassment training, Cybersecurity Awareness Training is part of your employment obligation and is required per the UW System Board of Regents (see UW System Administrative Policy 1032 Information Security: Awareness). Learning how to be more cyber secure is also an important part of keeping data, privacy, and IT systems protected and secure.

 

When do I have to have this completed?

For 2021, you need to complete your annual cybersecurity awareness training by June 30. If you are a new hire, you need to complete it within 30 days of your first day of work. However, please feel free to keep playing the game.

How long will it take me to complete the training?

If you choose to do it in one sitting, it should take 20 minutes or less. If you choose to answer questions each day, it would take you approximately 20 days (at about 1-2 minutes a day).

How will I know when I've completed my training?

You will have completed the 2021 annual Cybersecurity Awareness Training when you have earned two related badges in your training dashboard. Your badges are earned by:

  1. Reading and acknowledging the UWSA Acceptable Use of Information Technology Resources Policy in the training platform. Once completed, you will earn the Acceptable Use Policy badge. 
  2. Answering the next 20 questions in the training module. This provides you with the 2021 Cybersecurity Awareness Training badge. Earning both badges will complete your requirement.

I completed my cybersecurity training through my department/at another UW System campus. Do I have to complete this training too?

If you’ve taken Cybersecurity training at another campus or in another department within the fiscal year, you do not have to take this training. Please email a copy of your completion certificate to cybersecurityawareness@cio.wisc.edu, and you will be removed from the Cybersecurity Awareness Training for UW–Madison.

How do I change my picture on the platform?

  1. Click on the drop down arrow near your name in the upper right corner. 
  2. Select “Profile Settings.” This will open a screen with your current image. 
  3. Below the image, click on “Change Avatar.” 
  4. Select from the available avatars.
  5. Click “Save Avatar.”

How can I remove myself from the Leaderboard?

  1. Click on the drop down arrow near your name in the upper right corner.
  2. Go to “Profile Settings.”
  3. At the bottom of the page, you will see “Leaderboard Visibility.” Slide the button to the left to remove yourself from the Leaderboard.
  4. Click on the red “Save Changes” button.

Is the platform ADA compliant?

At this time, the platform is not ADA compliant. For more information on the accessibility and usability of the platform and how to get assistance or report an accessibility barrier, see the Security Awareness Accessibility & Usability Information KB. There is also an alternative version of this training on Canvas that is ADA compliant. You can access the Canvas Cybersecurity Awareness Training on April 30.

How do I find a past question?

There is a question archive where you can find questions you answered correctly and incorrectly. If you click on one of the questions, you can see your answer and read more about the correct answer when you click on the question mark button below the question.

Will I get the same question more than once?

It is not highly likely that you will get the same identical question again. However, you may get a very similar question.

Can I correct a “wrong answer”?

There is no need to correct a wrong answer. “Wrong Answers” are opportunities to learn. In the future, a similar question may appear, and you’ll then have the opportunity to answer it correctly. 

What do I do if I don’t know the answer to a question?

It’s perfectly fine to not know the answer to a question. You can look for the answer online or you can guess. You can learn more about the correct answer in the information that appears after you answer. This will help you know the right answer the next time.  

 

Does everyone get the same questions?

There is a pool of questions that are available to everyone. You will have the same questions but on different days. 

If I found something that is broken or an error in the platform, how do I report that?

Contact the DoIT Help Desk at (608) 264-4357 or via email at help@doit.wisc.edu.

Why Is Cybersecurity Training Important?

  • UW System requires UW institutions to provide annual cybersecurity training for faculty, staff and other employees, including students, who have access to non-public University of Wisconsin System information.
  • Employees must complete Cybersecurity Awareness Training by June 30th.
  • New employees must complete Cybersecurity Awareness Training within the first 30 days of their employment.
  • This will become an annual training.

Questions or feedback?