Security Awareness


CALS takes IT security and information protection very seriously. As a result, we’ll be launching a Security Awareness Program this fall. This program will include an online training course and a simulated phishing campaign.

We will be launching a controlled in-house phishing campaign. For those unfamiliar with the term, “phishing” refers to the use of fraudulent messages by scammers to try to steal sensitive information or install malicious software (also known as malware) on a recipient’s computer. To gauge how well we identify phishing attempts, we will send out e-mail messages that resemble real phishing to see if people “take the bait” and click on a link or attachments that could put our network security in jeopardy. Please rest assured that the phishing campaign is not intended to trick or punish you in any way; its purpose is to make you aware of the security issues we face daily and teach you how to identify phishing attempts and respond safely.

We will also be providing college-wide online training that focusing on 3 components, Understanding Threats, Safe Computing and Protecting and Handling data.  The training will take 40 minutes or less and assist all of to keep CALS information and data safe.  To access the training visit:

Thank you in advance for your willingness to participate in the CALS Security Awareness Program, you play an important role in our security and information protection efforts.