Phishing is when scammers attempt to trick people into giving up sensitive information, or access to important services. This attempt can be made via phone calls, emails, or text messages. The Information Security Office will be building on previous security awareness campaigns and the simulated phishing test by providing phishing education (including multiple simulated phishing messages) in a year-long campaign for Auburn employees and students. Security Awareness Training for phishing can be accessed at the KnowBe4 website or the KnowBe4 Learner app. The KnowBe4 Learner App allows you to access KnowBe4 security awareness training anytime and anywhere. You can use it to complete training, read messages, view badges, and more. It is available for iOS and Android devices, and instructions for downloading and using can be found at the link below.
IT staff constantly monitor for phishing attempts and block them once identified; however, scammers constantly change their techniques to get around our security measures. The good news is that while people are at risk, they can also be the strongest security measure!
You can help us by doing three simple things:
1) Learn what phishing looks like
2) Apply that knowledge to recognize a phishing attempt
3) Report the phishing attempt
More information to help you with these three steps can be found at:
Security Awareness Training
KnowBe4 Learner App
Reporting Phishing Messages
Phishing awareness is important while at work and in your personal life. The skills you develop in this campaign will protect you at home and work! Our goal with this campaign is to provide you with opportunities to practice your phishing detection skills in a safe environment.