Introducing Phishing Awareness eLearning!

Posted February 15th, 2016 at 2:09 pm.

Phishing emails are one of the most prevalent and dangerous threats to our personal security, as well as to the security of the College. Cyber-criminals will use various methods to build your trust, convincing you to provide sensitive information, click on malicious links, or download harmful attachments. They’re getting increasingly clever and effective at creating well-crafted, convincing messages; the ability to consistently identify phishing attacks is more crucial than ever.

LITS has launched a fun, friendly, and interactive way to test your ability to spot phishing emails. By completing the Phishing Awareness eLearning module, you’ll learn the most common indicators of phishing attacks and strategies for spotting them in an authentic learning environment geared towards replicating the situations you experience and the decisions you must make while reading your email every day.

Ready for a challenge? The top performers of the Phishing Awareness eLearning module will be entered to win 1 of 5 $20 CampusCash prizes as part of the Cyber Ninja Challenge! Prove your cyber ninja status and complete the eLearning today!

The module will take approximately 10 – 15 minutes to complete.

Access the Phishing Awareness eLearning by logging into your constituency’s Securing the Human Moodle course. Below are direct links to the courses. The eLearning module can be found under the Phishing Awareness eLearning course topic.

If you have any difficulty accessing the Securing the Human Moodle course or the Phishing Awareness eLearning module, contact the Help Desk at help@brynmawr.edu or x7440.

Cyber Ninja Challenge Rules:

All students, faculty and staff are eligible to participate. In order to be entered in the Challenge, you must complete the module by Monday, March 7th. Winners will be selected at random from a pool of top performers, and will be notified during the week of 3/7.

You may complete the module as many times as you’d like, though only your first attempt will count towards the Challenge. The module will continue to be available after the Challenge has concluded.

 

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