Phishing @UWM

What is Phishing? 

Phishing attacks use emails or malicious websites to solicit personal information by posing as a trustworthy organization in order to commit fraud. Watch our video to find out more about how to spot and report phishing:

What is being done about it?

The University of Wisconsin System Administration (UWSA) has begun a system-wide phishing awareness and education program where simulated phishing emails are sent to all faculty and staff members in UW System.

The campaign’s messages are meant to mimic real phishing threats and recipients are encouraged to report them as they would with any other suspicious email. If you are using Outlook on the Web, mark an email as ”phishing”, or if you are using the Outlook desktop application, you can mark it as ”junk”. Suspicious emails should always be forwarded to so UWM’s Information Security Office can investigate further. For more specific instructions, please review our procedure for reporting phishing emails.

If a UWM recipient does inadvertently click on a link in a simulated phishing email from the UWSA, that person will receive a general notification email from their new tool, Infosec IQ. The email message may also include educational content.

For more information about phishing and general cybersecurity, visit our cybersecurity webpage!