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Preventing Phishing Attacks in Academic Institutions

Phishing attacks on academic institutions pose severe threats, including identity theft, financial fraud, reputation damage, and loss of sensitive research data. Preventive measures include regular training sessions, mock drills, visual aids, reporting channels, external expertise, and promoting peer learning. Technical defenses involve multi-factor authentication, email filtering, email authentication, data backups, firewalls, intrusion detection systems, endpoint protection platforms, and security information and event management systems. A comprehensive anti-phishing strategy helps reduce risks associated with such attacks.

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