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Information Security Training

At Mosaic, safety is one of our organizational values. Safety involves more than just physical safety; it also means protecting personal and sensitive information. Our goal is to keep safe and secure the personal and sensitive information of anyone who share our mission of service and advocacy – the people we serve, employees, business partners, donors and volunteers.

IT will be offering monthly webinar training on Information Security. The webinars will cover confidential information and access privileges, user ids and passwords, Mosaic computer equipment and workstation security, software, email and internet access, as well as what to do in case of a security incident.

Training webinars will be held every third Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. CST and will last no longer than 1 hour.

To sign up for a webinar check the IT Training Calendar. If you have any questions please contact the IT trainers at

Online Safety Resources for Internet Safety


Phishing and spear phishing are a psychological attacks used by cyber criminals to trick you into giving up information or taking an action. These attacks begin with a cyber-criminal sending a message pretending to be from someone or something you know, such as a friend, your bank or a well-known store. These messages then entice you into taking an action, such as clicking on a malicious link, opening an infected attachment, or responding to a scam.

With spear phishing the cyber attacker sends a targeted message to a few individuals. The cyber criminals research their targets with sites like LinkedIn or Facebook. The attackers then create a highly customized email that appears relevant to the intended targets. This way, the individuals are more likely to fall victim.

Helpful Hints: At the bottom of each "e-mail", on the status bar, there is the URL of the active link - the one being pointed to in the e-mail. You can decide if what is displayed is "real" or fake.For this test, assume that you are "John Doe" or "Jane Doe" - in other words that you received the e-mail in your inbox addressed to you.

Sonicwall Phishing IQ Self-Test

Instructions: To begin click the "Start the Test" button below. Each question will be displayed one at a time in a browser window and you decide if the e-mail is a "Phish" or "Legitimate." When you have completed the test you'll get a score along with a chance to see "why" a question was a phish or legitimate.

How to Spot a Phish