SMU’s Spam Filter Receiving Upgrades for Intelligent Protection

No SPAM or phishing emailThe Cisco IronPort spam filter that prevents the vast majority of malicious email messages from ever reaching your SMU mailbox is about to get some serious upgrades. These upgrades bring new features that make it even harder for spam to get through and easier for you to identify the few messages that slip through. Let’s go over what these new features will do when they are rolled out January 12, 2020. Continue reading SMU’s Spam Filter Receiving Upgrades for Intelligent Protection

Phone System Enhancements Fight Spam Calls

No Spoofed Phone CallsWe all bristle at those annoying spam calls that we receive not only on our personal cell phones but our office telephones as well. Both our old and new telephone systems have experienced this irritating problem, and a new solution will help reduce the amount of these calls we receive. Continue reading Phone System Enhancements Fight Spam Calls

“The Biggest Phisher” Phishing Contest: Last Week to Sign Up!

This October, prepare for the challenge of a lifetime. You’ve never witnessed a security awareness month like this.

The Biggest PhisherThis year for National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM), we are encouraging everyone to think more critically when reviewing emails by putting themselves in the villain’s shoes with the “The Biggest Phisher” Phishing Contest. Find out what makes a good phishing email and how to spot them when they hit your inbox.

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Announcing “The Biggest Phisher” Phishing Contest

This October, prepare for the challenge of a lifetime. You’ve never witnessed a security awareness month like this!

The Biggest PhisherThis year for National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM), the Office of Information Technology is encouraging everyone to think more critically when reviewing emails by putting themselves in the villain’s shoes and create their own phishing email as for the “The Biggest Phisher” Phishing Contest. You will find out what makes a good phishing email, which in turn, will help you to spot the real ones when they hit your inbox. Continue reading Announcing “The Biggest Phisher” Phishing Contest

Phishing E-mail Simulations Coming Soon for Faculty

AnitPhish (Anti-Phishing Campaign)Phishing attempts – those e-mail messages that try to lure you into revealing personal info like passwords and financial information – seem to get more clever by the day.

Over the past few years, SMU has worked to make people more aware of these phishing attempts by sending simulated phishing emails. Continue reading Phishing E-mail Simulations Coming Soon for Faculty