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Cybersecurity Awareness Resources

This document contains information pertaining to cybersecurity at Southwest Wisconsin Technical College.

Cybersecurity Introduction

October is recognized as National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. While the spotlight shines on cybersecurity during the month of October, it truly is a year-round endeavor. 

Southwest Wisconsin Technical College (SWTC) Information Technology Services (ITS) is putting next-generation technology into place to further secure and bolster our defense, we also aim to provide resources for all members of our campus to help protect their identity, account, and data. 

The information below is a compilation of resources available to our campus. Please contact the Charger Technology Support Center if you have any questions or comments. 

SWTC Cybersecurity Training and Campus Initiatives

Cybersecurity Training
Southwest Tech has partnered with industry leader SANS to bring cybersecurity training to all Staff, Faculty, and Students. For more information on accessing this training using your SWTC NetID, please visit the Knowledgebase page here: SWTC Cybersecurity Training

Multi-Factor Authentication
To help secure our users' accounts, multi-factor authentication (MFA) has been enabled for all Staff and Faculty. There are many benefits to using MFA and more information can be found on the MFA Knowledgebase page here: Multi-factor Authentication (MFA) - Overview 

Next-generation Antivirus
All SWTC devices (including Charger Tech 360 devices) are protected by enhanced antivirus with an emphasis on balance to provide the best security while promoting educational freedom. 

Security Awareness Games and Resources

Center for Development of Security Excellence - Security Awareness Games
Living Security - Situational Cybersecurity Game
PBS NOVA - Cybersecurity Interactive Game

Security Awareness Episodes - National Cybersecurity Alliance ( 
Cybersecurity 101 - PBS NOVA (YouTube) 

Online Resources
‘It’s easy to stay safe online’ with these 4 steps (plus 1) - National Cybersecurity Alliance (
Safe Online Surfing for Young Students | Federal Bureau of Investigation ( 
Internet Protection for Families | Living Security 
Social Media - National Cybersecurity Alliance ( 

Factsheets (PDF download)
Malware and Ransomware Factsheet
Phishing Indicators Factsheet
Secure Passwords Factsheet
Securing Devices Factsheet

Keywordscybersecurity awareness training   Doc ID121767
OwnerAndy M.GroupSWTC
Created2022-10-07 16:23:57Updated2022-10-10 10:58:43
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