Cyber Security Awareness Training Due June 30th

Cybersecurity Awareness Training service applies to all career staff.  New Career employees must complete it within their first 30 days.  All students will take the training in the Fall.

  • Watch for an email from
  • Length: 20-25 Minutes
  • Training available in all languages –  Information yet come-  there will be a deadline extension for non-English and ESL employees
  • All students will take the training in the Fall
  • New employees must complete this training within their first 30 days
  • Annual Refresher- Length:  5-10 Minutes

This online training includes security best practices and information on your role in protecting the University’s systems and data. Training topics include but are not limited to social engineering, sensitive data protection, password security, ransomware, and email security.


  • Helps to protect your personal identity and will help safeguard the digital resources of the University
  • Educates you on best Cybersecurity practices
  • Informs you about IT policies that you are required to follow
  • Provides you with valuable information that you can share with family and friends to help keep their data secure
  • Fulfills your annual mandatory Cybersecurity Awareness Training requirement

Completing the Training:

You will have completed the 2021 annual Cybersecurity Awareness Training when you have earned both related badges in your training dashboard.

Your badges are earned by:

  • Reading and acknowledging the UWSA Acceptable Use of Information Technology Resources Policy. Once completed, you will earn the Acceptable Use Policy badge.
  • Answering the next 20 questions in the training module. This earns you the 2021 Cybersecurity Awareness Training badge.
  • All questions will be available to you from the start, but you may answer them at your convenience.

Getting Started:

  • You will receive an email from “
  • The message includes your primary UW–Madison email, a temporary password, and a link to the online training site (
  • Log in to the training site with your UW–Madison primary email address and the temporary password
  • The first time you login, you will need to change your password. Do NOT use your NetID password, or the same password used for any other web site or computer system

Resetting your Password:

This training platform does not use your NetID to log in, so your password will need to be reset on the platform. There are a couple ways to do this. Whichever way you change it, please make sure that your password for this training is different from your NetID password.

To Change your Password in the Platform:

  • Click on the drop-down arrow near your name in the upper right corner.
  • Select “Profile Settings.”
  • Under “Change Password,” enter your current password and whatever you would like your new password to be.
  • Save your new password by clicking the “Save Changes” button.
  • If you have a temporary password, you will need to change it the next time you log in.
  • You can also use the forgot password link on the login page if you have forgotten your current password.

Take the Training:

Log into the training platform and complete the two required parts to the cybersecurity awareness training:

  • Read and acknowledge the Acceptable Use of Information Technology Resources Policy. Once completed, you will earn the Acceptable Use Policy badge.
  • Answer 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.
  • Completion of the required training sections are shown by “badges” on the training site.
  • You will receive email notifications reminding you to take the training on a weekly basis.

Terms of Use:

Similar to the annual Sexual Harassment training, Cybersecurity Awareness Training is part of your employment obligation and is required per the UW System Board of Regents.

All career employees are required to complete this training by June 30, 2021!

If you have questions, please contact (copy and paste this link in to your Outlook email) or contact Laurie Teeter at