Cybersecurity Awareness Training Due June 30th

Cybersecurity Awareness Training service applies to all career staff.

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

There are two training options available: (You only need to complete one)

Option #1:

This option is a highly visual and interactive Cybersecurity Awareness Training delivered through the Drip7 platform. It must be completed by June 30. You can complete this training in approximately 20 minutes. This training is less accessible to people with visual and motor disabilities and is not translated into other languages.

How to log in to Option #1 training:

  • Go to
  • Click the “Log In Using NetID” button.
  • Click the red “Login” button.
  • Enter your NetID username and password along with your MFA.
  • 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.
  • You have completed the training once you receive two badges and see the message, “Congratulations! You have completed UW–Madison Cybersecurity Awareness Training for 2021.”

Option #2:

This option is a text-based Cybersecurity Awareness Training delivered in Canvas by the UW–Madison Office of Cybersecurity. This training has been translated into our six languages (English, Spanish, Hmong, Tibetan, Chinese, and Nepali) and is very accessible to all users, including those with disabilities. Because of the delay in offering translated training, the deadline is July 16 for this Canvas training.

How to log in to Option #2 training:

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.
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