University of Wisconsin–Madison
8-bit Cybersecurity Nerd

Get your cybersecurity nerd on this October!

Celebrate National Cybersecurity Awareness Month this October. Come join the fun as the Office of Cybersecurity hosts several educational events where you can learn quick tips to help keep you and your data safe.


Credential Management Panel

Do you know what the best practices are for strong passwords? Want to learn about the benefits of using a password manager? Want to hear what tool UW–Madison Office of Cybersecurity will be offering to campus in the near future? Get the scoop from our UW–Madison Office of Cybersecurity panelists, Ed Jalinske and John Nagler.

When: Thu Oct 10, noon-1:30pm
Where: Union South (for room, check Today in the Union panels)


Data Privacy Panel

Do you know how to identify and protect yourself from phishing or spear-phishing attacks? Need help keeping your social media accounts safe? Want tips to secure your credit reports and prevent others from stealing your identity? Want to learn how to reduce your social media risks and improve your security? 

Get expert advice from panelists, Marshall Ogren (Special Agent at the Wisconsin Department of Justice) and Kyle Van Haren, (Detective at UW–Madison Police Department) on these topics and more to discuss the intersection of data privacy and cybersecurity and learn how you can protect your work, research, and personal data. 

When: Wed Oct 16, noon-1:30pm
Where: Union South (for room, check Today in the Union panels)


Practical Cybersecurity Panel and Cyber Training Lab

A joint event with Madison College, this expert Panel will explore everyday ways to keep yourself and your information safe online. Panelists: Bob Turner, UW–Madison Office of Cybersecurity and Cory Chrisinger, Madison College.

Afterwards, the Wisconsin Cyber Threat Response Alliance (WICTRA) will host their Cyber Training Lab for individuals to learn and/or sharpen their cyber-warfare skills on real-world targets—no experience needed.

When: Wed Oct 30, noon-3pm
Where: Union South (for room, check Today in the Union panels)


AMP Brown Bag Session

A collaborative lunch and learn for IT admins, covering the basics of Cisco AMP—the university’s primary managed endpoint security solution. Topics on the agenda include reviewing events, configuring policies, and tuning the tool for optimal performance. Register to attend training (in-person or via Webex) or to receive information on additional training opportunities.

When: Thu Oct 31, 11:30am-1pm
Where: Computer Science Building, Room 3139BC