“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

Email Phishing Simulations to Come Back this Fall

AnitPhish (Anti-Phishing Campaign)Phishing attempts – email messages sent by hackers pretending to be your friends, coworkers, or trusted companies – have wreaked havoc across the Internet for years. These messages try to lure you into revealing personal info like passwords and financial information, and their alarmist tone can be deceiving.

Over the past few years, SMU has worked to make people more aware of these phishing attempts by sending simulated phishing emails. For those falling victim to the phishing attempts Continue reading Email Phishing Simulations to Come Back this Fall

Anti-Phishing Campaign Expands to Student Accounts

AnitPhish (Anti-Phishing Campaign)After the success of our anti-phishing campaigns sent to faculty and staff, the OIT Security team will soon be expanding this program to the student body to continue to educate as many in the community as possible about what to look for in suspicious e-mails.

Phishing is one of the most common ways that criminals use to obtain your login credentials or other personal information to wreak havoc. By learning what to expect in these messages, you can get rid of them quickly instead of getting tricked! Students can expect these anti-phishing campaign messages to be sent out starting this week.

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