Holidy Cybersecurity Awareness Training Notice

ITS Security Operations Center (SOC) sent out this notice on 7 Dec 2021.



FROM: Colorado School of Mines <do-not-reply@mines.edu
SUBJECT: Next Cyber-Security Awareness Training Available [7-DEC-2021]

Hello [Your Name], 

Your next cybersecurity awareness training video is now available! This 3-minute video how you can stay safe from cyber-criminals over the upcoming holiday break. You will have until January 7, 2022 to complete the training. To access the training, go to https :// training . knowbe4 . com (type into your browser, minus the spaces). As a reminder, your KnowBe4 account does not use your Mines’ ADIT credentials/password. You would have set this up directly with KnowBe4 when you created your online account.

All students, faculty, and staff are strongly encouraged to take periodic cybersecurity awareness training to lower the risk of a cyberattack to Mines.

Did you know that most security breaches, including those involving ransomware, are caused by a user’s actions? A recent study of information security breaches that have occurred over the past 12 months indicates that 85% of all cyberattacks resulted from a user unknowingly letting the attacker in.

In a small phishing attack, a single user may lose their data, open themselves up to harassment and may also be impacted by a loss of the use of their Mines’ account or personal device for the time it takes to clean up the malware.

In a larger attack, a user may allow an attacker into the Mines network who can then take over the whole Mines IT environment – potentially shutting down all operations including classes for several weeks or even months. If you have any additional questions or issues logging into your account, please contact the Security Team at security@mines.edu 

Do not be the person who lets an attacker into our network! Take your security awareness training when it is assigned and do your part to make Mines a great place to Learn, Work, Live, and do Research.   If you have questions or issues logging into your account, please contact the ITS Security Team at security@mines.edu

Mines Cyber Security Team  
Information and Technology Solutions (ITS)  
1600 Jackson Street  

Please verify the authenticity of this official ITS notice by visiting “https :// its . mines . edu / verify”. Remember to always check messages purporting to be from ITS.