Phishing and Higher Education:

Protecting Students and Faculty

Phishing is problematic for colleges and universities. Recent analysis shows that 90% of U.S. campuses fail to protect their own domains from phishing.

Hackers create spoof websites that look like the real thing, then send highly-convincing emails to their intended targets that include a link to the spoof URL. They often contain a message urging the victim to log on or change their password due to a security threat or policy change. Once the victim clicks that link and visits the phony web domain, the scam is in motion.

Everyone on campus is at risk

Colleges and universities strive to educate their students about email phishing scams, but it’s often not enough to protect them. Hackers are getting better at launching spoof sites and sending realistic-looking emails. Even trained security professionals can miss a phishing email or spoof site.

Hackers target university faculty in phishing scams to gain access to intellectual property or pre-publication technical writings belonging to the school. Adversaries target staff in phishing campaigns to steal credentials that help them gain access to the university’s financial systems.

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A better way to shut down phishing

Information security teams that protect college and university systems need a better way to shut down phishing attacks before they impact students, employees, and faculty. Allure is here to help. We detect phishing attacks in real-time, preventing them from impacting your campus and destroying the trust users have in your university’s systems.

We use advanced machine learning models to identify phishing sites, or spoof URLs, as they are constructed. Only Allure instantly finds phishing campaigns, identifies any victims, and deceives attackers with fake credentials. This makes it virtually impossible for hackers to make a profit.

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