State of Wisconsin
The State of Wisconsin's Mission is to Protect the State of Wisconsin and its citizens from an array of Cybersecurity Threats and has gathered the following information for you to be safe online.
Governor's Cyber Summit: This annual summit brings together national cybersecurity experts, government and academic leaders and the business community to share knowledge and experience in finding new ways to protect our digital infrastructure and address the emerging challenges of cybersecurity.
Wisconsin Cyber Strategy & Planning Working Group (WCSPWG) (Secure link for WCSPWG members): The WCSPWG serves as the statewide cyber governance body and is responsible for the effective and efficient application of cyber resources across the state in efforts to identify, protect, detect, respond and recover assets in collaboration with public and private partnerships. The Working Group establishes cyber strategies and plans with accountability to the Wisconsin Homeland Security Council.
Wisconsin Cyber Threat Response Alliance (WICTRA): WICTRA serves as the Private/Public Sector hub for collaborative cyber information sharing in a trusted environment.
InfraGard WISCONSIN: Partnership between the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the private sector. It is an association of persons who represent businesses, academic institutions, state and local law enforcement agencies, and other participants dedicated to sharing information and intelligence to prevent hostile acts against the U.S.
US-CERT General Tips and Publications: CISA has documents that can help you with everything from setting up your first computer to understanding the nuances of emerging threats.
CIS Critical Security Controls: Has a prioritized set of actions to protect your organization and data from cyber-attack vectors.
National Cybersecurity Strategy: The strategy positions the United States and its allies and partners to build a digital ecosystem together, making it more easily and inherently defensible, resilient, and aligned to benefit us all.
Cyber Response Teams (CRT): The Cyber Response Teams strive for a safer, stronger environment for users by responding to major incidents, analyzing threats, and exchanging critical cybersecurity information with trusted partners. It is a never-ending battle with malicious actors but working with different teams and people, like you, only increases our chances of success.
ReadyWisconsin has a resource website that has tips for Protecting yourself, before, during, and after a cyberattack.
Department of Homeland Security (DHS): Federal agency who’s mission it is to secure the nation from the many threats that we face. They have information, free services, etc. that everyone in the state can find helpful.
Department of Homeland Security - Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency: Leads the national effort to understand, manage, and reduce risk for the United States cyber and physical infrastructure.
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) - Tribal Affairs: CISA's services and resources aim to assist Native American and Alaska Native tribes in strengthening the resilience of critical infrastructure.
ReadyWisconsin: ReadyWisconsin and the Wisconsin Homeland Security Council want to help protect your digital life.
Stay Safe Online - National Cyber Security Alliance: Take action and stay safe online with NCA resources on cybersecurity awareness.
Information Security Center (ISC) | U.S. Department of Agriculture: Cybersecurity for Agriculture.
FEDweek | Government News & Resources for Federal Employees: Government news and resources at Federal level.
UW Cyber ranges: UW-Oshkosh Cybersecurity Center of Excellence | UW-Whitewater Cybersecurity Center for Business.
Office of Cybersecurity - UW–Madison Information Technology: UW Madison cybersecurity resources.
Cyber Education: Cyber professionals are in great demand in the State of Wisconsin. Find resources on how you can pursue a career path in the cybersecurity field.
Skills for All Catalog: from Cisco Networking Academy gives learners everywhere a pathway to a career in tech. Skills for All provides free, quality, self-paced online learning aligned to industry jobs and connects learners to in-demand entry-level IT jobs, industry certifications, and valuable career resources.Cybersecurity Pathway: the following courses that are prepare for the State of Wisconsin for the IT Specialist-Cybersecurity Certification are: Introduction to Cybersecurity; Networking Essentials; Endpoint Security; Network Defense; Cyber Threat Management; Intro to IoT; Exploring IoT; Networking Basics; Cybersecurity Essentials; Networking Devices & Initial Configuration; Python Essentials; and the Cybersecurity Pathway Exam. The entire program can be found here.
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST): Theframework that the State of Wisconsin is following for Cybersecurity.
Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) - FBI: This is where law enforcement agencies and partners can go to see what is specifically required to comply with CJIS requirements.
DOA Treasury Services - PCI Compliance: State of Wisconsin forum that brings together payments industry stakeholders to develop and drive adoption of data security standards and resources for safe payments.
Operational Security Policies and Procedures | Internal Revenue Service (IRS): Partners can find information on Federal Tax Information and other operational requirements when interacting with the IRS.
get.gov: .gov domains are available at no cost to qualifying U.S.-based government organizations. CISA, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, sponsors the .gov top-level domain at the federal level.