Phishing Awareness Training Campaign

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The purpose of the phishing awareness training campaign is to raise security awareness and educate UVic faculty and staff on the dangers of phishing scams, how to avoid malicious hackers, how to protect your personal information, how to avoid sending email that may look like phishing to others, and how to minimize the risk of phishing to the university.

Nav Bassi, Director of Academic & Admin Services, breaks down cybersecurity by answering five common questions about this important topic. For more details see the full InsideIT blog article.

Information sessions

To arrange an information for your department or group, please send a request to, or you can view this short video (16 mins).

Note:  The information in the video is the same as what is presented at the information session.

Online training via CourseSpaces

UVic faculty and staff can click on the registration button below to self-register for online phishing awareness training:

Register for online training in CourseSpaces

Privacy notice:

To deliver phishing awareness training, UVic will provide the targeted audience's business contact information (first name, last name, and UVic email address) to Wombat Security Technologies for the sole purpose of contacting you as part of this training. This information is stored outside of Canada. Upon completion of this initiative or by university request, the vendor will permanently delete all data collected. Any questions about this privacy notice can be directed to Marcus Greenshields, Computer Help Desk Manager at