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Tactics Used in Phishing Scams

Phishing scams continue to be a top reason for incidents and breaches in the educational services sector. 

Tactics often found in phishing scams range from a fake and malicious web link to a directive that appears to come from a university leader or department.

Learn about tactics and red flags to look for when receiving an unusual or unexpected message.


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Important to Know

CU or any reputable organization will never ask for your passwords in an email, text or phone call.

New Information Security Training Requirement

Effective Oct. 2, all CU employees (faculty, staff, and student employees) must complete the university’s Information Security Awareness training course within the first 60 days of employment and every two years thereafter. Learn more.

What is Quishing and How to Protect Yourself

Quishing is the use of a QR code that directs you to a fraudulent website. Once on the site, cybercriminals work to steal your personal and financial information. Learn more.


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Top Policies and Standards

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Top Policies and Standards to Know

IT Security Program
Serves as the core for the university's information security activities and provides general guidance.

Data Classification
Classifying or labeling university information helps determine minimum security requirements necessary to keep it safe.

Data Governance
Ensures university data is managed as a material asset.

Systemwide Security Baseline Standards
Provides guidelines for selecting and specifying security controls for organizations and information systems.