Every day, over 200,000 malicious emails are sent to Drake faculty, staff, and students. Since July 1, over 18 million malicious emails have sent to Drake.edu email addresses. Most of these have been blocked by our IT security tools, but even the best tools cannot catch every single email.
That’s why ITS works to educate campus about how to detect and avoid being caught by malicious emails that “phish” for personal and campus data.
In celebration of October as National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) ITS is sharing tips and tools for keeping yourself safe online and not becoming a cyber-victim.
Between October 30 and November 17, ITS is holding its second Phishing Quiz, a contest where faculty, staff, and students can take a quiz to learn more about how to identify phishing emails and fraudulent websites. The first 300 people to take the quiz will win a free taco courtesy of Taco Johns. Everyone who completes the quiz will be entered to win one of six additional prize packages. Visit https://wwww.drake.edu/its/phish/to take the quiz starting Oct. 30.
The goal of this contest is to empower campus to be able to keep both their personal data and our institutional data secure. Learn more about IT Security by following Drake ITS on Twitter at @DrakeITServices or by reading our regular IT security posts on our ITS website at https://wwww.drake.edu/its.
It takes a campus working together to keep everyone safe. Thank you for doing your part!
–Peter Lundstedt, Director, Information Security & Compliance