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Phishing Awareness Program

The phishing awareness program periodically sends an email to each participant that resembles a phishing message. It’s designed to create a safe, educational environment for a recipient to practice phishing email identification with no penalty to them, if a link is clicked. Individual results will never be reported.


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  • Trains participants to recognize, report, and avoid phishing attacks, which helps protect them and their department from cyber threats.
  • Helps the Information Security Office (ISO) collect better metrics and information about the ever-changing landscape of email-based attacks in order to better protect the Stanford community from these threats.

Designed for

Stanford University faculty and staff


An active email address.


Free of charge

Get started

Beginning in June of 2018 all Stanford faculty and staff will automatically be enrolled in this service.

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For assistance, please submit a Help ticket.

Learn more

A variety of training courses offer you opportunities to learn more.

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Last modified July 12, 2021