Phishing: What can I do to minimize my risk?

There are a number of things you can do to minimize your risk of being scammed in a phishing attempt.

Educate yourself

Every UW-Platteville employee is required to complete Securing the Human (STH) information security awareness training.  If you have not already done so, this is a good place to start. Go to /go/sth.

USE your resources

ITS has prepared two excellent resources to help increase your cyber security awareness and reduce your risk.  Both are available 24/7 for your convenience. 

  • STUDY - /go/phish  – a shortcut to the ITS Knowledge Base and all of the real-life phishing examples we’ve mocked up from campus incidents
  • WATCH - ITS Phishing Awareness Video 2017 - at lower right and on the email landing page - tips and tricks for reducing risk and identifying scams

practice, practice, practice

Try a risk calculator to help assess your online habits or test your skills with an online quiz.

For our part, ITS will continue to provide regular simulations in a safe environment to hone your phishing awareness skills.



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