Eastern Michigan University
Phishing Education Program from Phishme.com
In July 2013, EMU staff members were enrolled in the inaugural year of the PhishMe Spear Phishing Education program. The program kicks off again, beginning in October, for the 2014-2015 academic year. Each staff member received the enrollment notification via EagleMail announcing the program. Up to two new simulations and training exercises are delivered each month.
The program is expanded this year to provide licenses for faculty members and lecturers to opt-in to the program if they wish to participate. Professors and lecturers interested in participating should contact Rocky Jenkins at email@example.com.
The table below shows the results of phishing simulations sent each month. Note the percentage of employees that both resisted and succumbed to the phish, highlighted in yellow. Also, be sure to click on the Email Simulation column to learn more about each simulation and how to avoid becoming a victim.
Opened Email /Clicked Link
||Resisted the Phish||
Succumbed to the Phish / Entered Password
Marked as Spam
Previously Succumbed to a Phish (count)
|96%||4%||148||2||July 2013 Report|
|8/22/13||323/63||96%||4%||148||10||Aug 2013 Report|
|9/16/13||603/279||81%||20%||143||17||Sep 2013 Report|
|10/14/13||338/58||96%||4%||153||17||Oct 2013 Report|
|11/25/13||291/10||99.8%||0.2%||122||2||Nov 2013 Report|
|12/15/14||610/186||90%||10%||150||63||Dec 2014 Report|
|4/27/15||612/256||89%||11%||139||138||April 2015 Report|
|5/11/15||441/70||98%||2%||228||17||May 2015 Report|
The program is not designed to punish you, but rather to provide good advice on how to avoid becoming a victim in the future. I.T. may confidentially contact individuals who succumb to more than one simulation to offer one-to-one assistance to help those individuals better spot future phishing attempts.
Each simulation, most of which were patterned after actual phishing emails received at EMU, entices you to click on a link or attachment which asks that you enter your NetID* and password.
If you fall victim to the phishing scam, you are redirected to an education page, which looks like the image shown here, where you are to view a one-minute video on phishing.
For more information about the Phishing Education Program or other phishing related topics, contact Rocky Jenkins at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*formerly my.emich username
Division of Information Technology
118 Pray Harrold
Ypsilanti, MI 48197