Subject: August Cyber-Security Awareness Training Available
From: Colorado School of Mines <email@example.com>
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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