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Are you and your family safe and secure online? ReadyWisconsin and the Wisconsin Homeland Security Council want to help protect your digital life.

This October, we’ll focus on one important topic each week of Cyber Awareness Month

Week 1: General Cybersecurity Awareness / October 1-2

Cybersecurity as a shared responsibility. We’ll provides simple online tips to empower all of us to be safer online.

Parents and Teachers: Click here for great Online Safety Quiz for kids!

Week 2: Creating a Culture of Cybersecurity at Work / October 5-9

Highlights the common threats businesses and employees are exposed to and provides resources for business and employees to stay safer online and enhance their existing security plans.

Week 3: Connected Communities: Staying Protected While Always Connected / October 12-16

Emphasizes the importance of protecting ourselves when connecting to the Internet while on the go. Week three provides best practices for using mobile devices and social media, and encourages us all to become better digital citizens in our communities.

Week 4: Your Evolving Digital Life / October 19-23

Highlights the “smart world” we live in and the importance of educating all citizens on cybersecurity as more and more of the devices we use – from phones and tablets to home appliances and medical devices – become connected to the Internet. Week four provides a current snapshot of technology and where we envision technology taking us in the future.

Week 5: Building the Next Generation of Cyber Professionals / October 26-30

Week five looks to the future of the cybersecurity workforce, focusing on cybersecurity education and awareness in schools at all levels, and emphasizing the need for properly trained cybersecurity professionals.

Check out the information and videos below and become Cyber Savvy.

Safety Tips for Computer Users

Tips for Mobile Devices

Scams and Scoundrels

Latest Tips and Scams

National Cybersecurity Awareness Campaign - Stop.Think.Connect. August 2015 Update

Gift Card Scams

Hacktivists Threaten to Target Law Enforcement Personal and Public Officials

Criminals Defraud and Extort Funds Using Cryptowall Ransomware Schemes

Learn about “Cyber Hygiene”. These basic steps can help organizations fight cyber attacks:

  • Count: Know what’s connect to and running on your network.
  • Configure: Implement key security settings to help protect your system.
  • Control: Limit and manage those who have admin privileges to change, bypass or override your security settings.
  • Patch: Regularly update all apps, software and operating systems.
  • Repeat: Regularize the top priorities to form a solid foundation of cyber security for your organization.


Cyber Savvy Radio Public Service Announcement #1 (mp3)

Cyber Savvy Radio Public Service Announcement #2 (mp3)


ReadyWisconsin is an initiative of Wisconsin Emergency Management designed to educate and empower Wisconsinites to prepare for
and respond to all kinds of emergencies including natural disasters and potential terrorist attacks.

Wisconsin Emergency Management
2400 Wright St.
Madison, WI 53704
Phone: 608.242.3232     Fax: 608.242.3247