Email Fraud Awareness Training
What is Phishing?
Phishing is when cyber criminals send fraudulent emails that seem to come from legitimate sources in order to trick recipients into revealing sensitive information, such as passwords or credit card numbers. As a large institution, the university is increasingly targeted for phishing attacks. In order to educate members of the university community about how to avoid phishing and other malicious email messages, IIT has begun offering PhishMe security training.
PhishMe Security Training
Using PhishMe.com, IIT sends emails that use common phishing techniques to segments of the university population. Recipients who respond to the phishing techniques then receive an immediate, short online training to help them understand what phishing is and how they can more easily identify fraudulent and malicious emails. In order to track the progression of awareness of this issue on campus, reporting measures the susceptibility of each tested population to phishing attacks, but is not used to track information about individuals who undergo the training.