Cofense for Higher Education

The smart way to protect against phishing attacks.


Intelligent users aren’t always enough to stop complex phishing attacks.

was paid by the University of California, San Francisco to hackers who obtained and threatened to publish sensitive information stolen from UCSF’s School of Medicine.
(Inside Higher Ed)

Many college and university “bring your own device” policies make it hard to implement a unified and secure network. IT teams often struggle to track and manage all the unique devices, with their combination of personal and professional data. This loophole appeals to hackers, who usually use an institution’s network as a way to steal confidential information and extort individuals.


A comprehensive solution to inform your phishing response

Protect Your Users

The constantly changing population of students, researchers, academics, and staff at universities can make it difficult to secure all devices and the network. Our security solution combines Computer Vision and AI with a global network of human sensors, so you can quickly detect and stop phish — and keep threats from ever reaching users’ inboxes.


new or previously dormant malware families in phishing campaigns were identified by Cofense Intelligence in 2020.
(2021 Cofense Annual Report)

Secure Important Information

Education institutions contain a wealth of knowledge such as personal student information to patented, academic research. Attackers are after both, which can lead to compromised research and student trust. Our solution spans all parts of the phishing attack cycle to help IT teams catch complex threats before they compromise institutional integrity.


of higher education phishing attacks target user credentials
(2021 Cofense Annual Report)

Empower IT Teams

To take the burden off overworked and overwhelmed internal IT teams, implement an adaptive, flexible security that spots new and emerging threats. With AI capabilities and a global network of real, human sensors, our solution is designed to get smarter over time, so your IT team can respond quickly and intelligently to any attack.


With Cofense, customers can access the knowledge of a broad global network of more than 27 million users who report suspected phishing emails.
(2021 Cofense Annual Report)

It’s important to get everyone involved in cybersecurity, especially phishing defense. We have a lot at stake.

Head of Information Security
Prominent University

Cofense in Action


Complete Protection

Improve your overall security and stay ahead of emerging threats with end-to-end phishing protection that covers everything from detection and response to threat intelligence.

Explore security solutions


Increased Support

Phishing threats are inevitable and constantly evolving, but you don’t have to fight them alone. Our security solutions provide intelligence and support to help secure institutions of any size.

See the report


Intelligent Response

Beyond securing networks, our solutions can teach users to recognize and report potential phish. A leading university used Cofense training to educate users and reduce susceptibility.

Read the case study

The complete phishing defense package

Phishing emails are unavoidable and constantly changing. That’s why we provide everything you need to catch them quickly. Our combination of technology and unique human insight allows us to detect and stop attacks — before they hurt your business.


Detect and remediate phishing threats that hit the inbox, within minutes.


Reduce security operations burden through automated responses to phishing attacks.


Integrate the crowdsourced intelligence of millions of users into other systems.

Discover how Cofense stops phish and protects your company against evolving threats.