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Results of December email phishing campaign

(01/19/2024) In December, the technology and information department conducted an email phishing campaign for all staff. The initiative aimed to assess the effectiveness of staff members in identifying potential emails or shared documents designed to elicit unsafe behavior. Eight email phishing templates were selected, and one of those emails was sent to all district staff over nine days. 

The district phishing rate has decreased from 30% to 10% since the last phishing campaign. Technology and information department staff believe the recent training and education have helped reduce the overall phishing rate.

Were you phished?
Approximately 782 were phished during the last blind campaign. Beginning Jan. 29, more training opportunities will be provided for those who were fished. These specific employees will receive an email from AH Cybersecurity Notifications ( with the subject line “Phishing Follow-up Course.” This is NOT spam. 

  • The email will Include a highly recommended training course consisting of two short videos with two activities to complete. 
  • Please take the time to review and complete the training to improve your cybersecurity knowledge to protect yourself both at home and at work. 
  • Training should be completed by March 29, 2024.

Anoka-Hennepin technology and information thank you for your ongoing support in enhancing the cybersecurity posture of the district. Together we contribute to creating a safer digital environment for all.