Student Engagement and Phishing Education

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University Day at UNH

In September 2018, UNH IT hosted a Phishing Tournament at the annual University Day festivities. This tournament consisted of distributing sample phishing emails to UNH students, who would choose which messages they thought were malicious, clipping it to a phishing pole, and submitting it over a wall for review by IT staff.  Students were either rewarded with a prize for a correct guess or given a bag of Goldfish to let them know they’d been phished. 

This outreach is part of an ongoing effort to educate students, faculty, and staff on the perils of phishing emails.