Reminders: Cybersecurity Awareness Training and IT Professionals Conference

Cybersecurity Awareness Training

As of last week, 40 percent of CALS faculty and staff had completed the training, which is slightly ahead of the campus completion rate. All campus faculty and staff are required to complete the training before June 30. 

The training, provided through Drip7, offers benefits that will aid in reducing risk and addressing UW System compliance requirements. In addition, investing 15 minutes of your time in this type of training will: 

  • Enhance your ability to recognize scams that arrive via email, text, social media or telephone calls. 
  • Provide guidance on how to organize your usernames and passwords. 
  • Increase your knowledge of cybersecurity concepts that can help strengthen your projects. 
  • Aid in compliance with research grants that require annual cybersecurity training. 

If you have questions about the training, please email the Office of Cybersecurity at or the CALS CIO/IT Director, Stefan Wahe

IT Professionals Conference

IT professionals in CALS and across campus are encouraged to attend the upcoming UW–Madison IT Professionals Conference, an event created by IT professionals for IT professionals, which will take place June 3–4, 2021. There will be a wide variety of pre-recorded sessions as well as live interactive sessions, with the majority of the content developed and presented by campus IT colleagues. Please register in advance for this special event.For the most current information on the IT Professionals Conference and to register, vist the IT Professionals Conference Website: