Phishing is a social engineering tactic that is often used as part of a larger security attack. Phishing emails are becoming increasingly aggressive and difficult to separate from legitimate emails.
Since 91% of all cyber security incidents begin with an email, IPSD 204 is committed to providing training and learning opportunities for engaging with e-mail.
PHISHING PREVENTION RECOMMENDATIONS
- Be on the lookout for unsolicited emails looking for your personal information.
- If an email looks suspicious, it probably is.
- Verify the sender and validity of the message before responding.
- Look for the caution header in your IPSD email account for messages that are not from IPSD 204 senders.
- Do not click links or download attachments until you verify the sender and authenticity.
- Do not ignore anti-virus or operating system warnings from your computer. Contact Technology Services at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 630-375-TECH.
- Report phishing email to email@example.com and delete the email.