Cyber Security Theme for March: Phishing

The Federal Trade Commission defines phishing as “when a scammer uses fraudulent emails or texts, or copycat websites, to get you to share valuable personal information.”

How can you tell when an email is real or an attempt to phish your information? Read our How to Spot Phishing Messages Like Pro article to learn techniques that can help you to resist scam attempts. In another article, we describe specific kinds of phishing attacks called “spear phishing” and “whaling.”

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The UC Davis Health Information Security Office is focused on providing an environment that protects the privacy and security of the information and electronic resources that support the UC Davis Health institutional commitment to patient care, education, research, and community outreach.

Promoting a culture of technology risk awareness at UC Davis Health we provide cybersecurity guidance as a means to support technology risk reduction throughout the institution. We strive to ensure that UC Davis Health complies with all applicable technology- and security-related laws, regulations, and policies, along with developing resources that our workforce members can reference to safely use technology solutions.