Emails can come with files attached. Unfortunately, this is an all too common way for hackers and criminals to send you viruses, malware, phishing attacks and spyware. This course will expose you to the risks of email attachments.

After completing this online training course, students will be able to:

  • Recognize the threat of interacting with email attachments
  • Recognize higher risk forms of attachments
  • Describe how hypertext attachments and PDFs can be harmful to interact with

Any member of an organization that utilizes email


  1. Understanding the Threat of Email Attachments
  2. Introduction to High Risk Email Attachments
  3. Security Risks in HTM and HTML attachments
  4. Security Risks in Adobe Acrobat Email Attachments