In order to promote cybersecurity awareness and educate campus members on how to stay safe from phishing attacks, campus members will periodically receive simulated phishing messages. These emails will be crafted to look like real phishing attempts. Though the emails may contain links or attachments, they will be harmless as our simulated phishing program is designed to offer a safe practice environment for campus members. These exercises will provide hands-on opportunities for you to practice how to identify, respond, and protect yourself from social engineering scams.
Treat these emails as you would any other phishing email. If you report the email to Technology Services using the Phish Alert Button, you will receive immediate feedback that you correctly identified the simulated phishing attempt. When taking a risky action such as clicking a link, entering credentials, replying with information, or opening attachments, you may be directed to a page with information identifying what indicators in the message are common red flags that can help you better detect phishing in the future. Additional training may be offered for those most at risk for phishing attacks.
Please see the FAQ below for answers to common questions regarding simulated phishing. If you have additional questions or concerns, you may contact the Service Desk or reach out to the Information Security team directly by emailing email@example.com.