PhishMe

Did you know?

  • More than 3,000 CSU, Chico email accounts have been compromised in the last 6 months due to successful phishing attacks.

  • 92% of all breaches start with a successful phishing email.

  • You can hover your mouse over links to see where they really go!

One of the most serious cyber-security risks facing the campus today comes from phishing email messages. To learn more about phishing and how to stay safe visit our Phishing page

Watch the PhishMe Overview Video


What is PhishMe?

PhishMe

PhishMe is an awareness training program, where you will receive emails that mimic the phishing emails that target our organization.

The purpose of these emails is to give you hands-on experience in what a phishing email looks like. If you suspect an email is a phishing attack you should delete it. Do not click on links or open attachments in a suspicious email. If you do fall prey to one of the simulated phishing attacks, you'll instantly see that it was just a training exercise, along with some education material about how to improve at identifying spear phishing. 

The results of this campaign will be kept confidential.


Benefits of PhishMe

This is an attempt to help protect student and employee privacy and confidentiality, not to trick you.  This tool is intended to help the campus community recognize and ignore email phishing messages, this will hopefully result in a lower number of compromised accounts as well as promote cyberawareness to the campus community.

Even though our education will be focused on phishing at work, the tips you learn will better protect you at home from having your identity and/or financial account information stolen via phishing.