Phishing Exercises Coming Soon.

PhishingNo. It’s not about fish doing Zumba.

Twice per year, SMU conducts a simulated phishing exercise where the University sends a simulated phishing message to employees based on the types of phishing messages we have most recently received.  Last year, over 100 SMU accounts were compromised due to users falling victim to these attacks so we are committed to reducing our click through rate through user education and awareness.  When we started the simulated phishing awareness campaigns in 2013, we saw a 40% click-through rate.  In 2014, we reduced that click-through rate to 20%.  In our first campaign of 2015 that number had dropped to just 10%.

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Ian Aberle

Ian Aberle is the IT Communications Specialist and Trainer for the Office of Information Technology (OIT) at Southern Methodist University (SMU). He started at SMU in 1996 and, for much of his career at the University, had managed the SMU STAR Program before joining the Training & Communications Team in 2015. In his free time, Ian enjoys photography and road trips with his family. You can see examples of when the two collide at ianaberle.com.