UW System is relaunching its system-wide phishing awareness program. This program started in April 2021 in which simulated phishing messages were sent to all faculty and staff across UW System. Simulated phishing messages will be sent periodically throughout the year, please use the information below to better understand phishing and what to look for.
Phishing is an email message sent by scammers to trick you into revealing personal information that can be used to commit fraud. It’s important you carefully read through your emails and the action they may be asking you to do before responding or clicking anything. Here are some warning signs to look for:
- Spelling and grammar mistakes
- Urgent language prompting immediate action
- Request for confidential information
- Encourages you to use an unfamiliar link
- Anytime you come across a phishing message, it is important to report it. Please use our step-by-step instructions to guide you.
- Suspicious emails should also be forwarded to firstname.lastname@example.org so UWM’s Office of Information Security can further investigate.
More information on phishing, as well as other cybersecurity topics, can be found on our website: uwm.edu/cybersecurity. If you have any other questions about this topic, please contact the UWM Help Desk.