May 28, 2023

Phishing Campaign Announcement

UMW Faculty and Staff,

To further enhance security awareness at UMW, the IT Department will be working with a third-party vendor to test the ability of faculty and staff to recognize phishing emails.

Starting later this year, simulated phishing emails will be sent to faculty and staff, and the phishing system will provide metrics on who responded to them. This information will help measure UMW’s overall awareness of phishing attacks and guide future training initiatives in this area.

If you respond to one of the simulated phishing emails, you will be linked to educational information on what to look for when trying to spot an actual phishing email.

If you have any questions or concerns about this simulated phishing campaign, please let me know.

Mike Townes
Director of Information Technology Security/ISO
University of Mary Washington