August Cyber-Security Awareness Training Available

ITS’ systems sent an email for available cyber-security training sessions. It looks like the message below:

The below message is valid from Aug 30, 2021 until your training has been completed.

 

Subject: August Cyber-Security Awareness Training Available
From: Colorado School of Mines <do-not-reply@mines.edu>
To: username@mines.edu
Date: 8/30/2021, 7:00 AM

Hello [your name],

You have been signed up for security awareness training by the Mines Cyber-Security team. This month’s training, Back to Work Security Refresher, is 5-minute long about being cyber-safe while coming back to the Mines campus. To access the training, please go to https://training.knowbe4.com.

All students, faculty, and staff are to take periodic cybersecurity awareness training to lower the risk of a cyberattack on Mines. For example, this email is real, and you can tell because: 
• If you hover over the link, it shows the correct URL mentioned 
• The sender’s email address is a real Mines email address 
• You can verify ITS legitimate emails at https://its.mines.edu/verify

Most security breaches including those caused by ransomware are caused by user actions.  A recent study of information security breaches over the past 12 months indicates that 85% of all cyberattacks depend on a user unknowingly letting the attacker in.  In a small phishing attack a single user may lose their data, open themselves to harassment, or lose the use of their Mines account or personal device for a time while malware is cleaned up. In a large attack, a user may allow an attacker into the Mines network who can then take over the whole Mines IT environment- potentially shutting down all operations including classes for several weeks or even months.   

Any additional questions or issues logging into your account, please contact the Security Team at security@mines.edu 

Don’t be the person who lets an attacker into our network. Take your security awareness training when it is assigned and do your part to make Mines a great place to Learn, Work, Live, and do Research! 

Mines Cyber-Security Team 
Information and Technology Solutions (ITS) 
1600 Jackson Street
303-384-2762|security@mines.edu