Cybersecurity Awareness Month: Learn about dangers of phishing for a chance to win prizes!

October 28, 2019  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

Phishing is a fraudulent practice of sending emails that portray reputable companies or people in order to encourage individuals to reveal personal information or to infect your computer with viruses.

Can you beat this week’s Cybersecurity game?  See if you can answer these Phishing related questions. Ten people who complete the game will be randomly selected to win a swag box!

Phishing tips and reminders

  • Read carefully when an email is marked “External Email – Use Caution”
  • Never provide your user name or password in an email.
  • Phishing emails usually have grammatical, typographical, or other errors and are written to create a sense of urgency and an immediate response
  • Watch for emails asking you to by-pass standard processes
  • Never forward a suspected phish to a friend or co-worker: Always report it!

When in doubt, report it!

A new way to report phishing emails is available in Outlook. If you suspect an email is a phishing attempt, click on the Report Phishing button. The email will be reported and deleted from your inbox.

Readers are encouraged not only to view the Cyber Safety poster, but to print it, hang it up and share it with others.

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month! Each week, Michigan Medicine’s Information Assurance team will highlight a different aspect of Cybersecurity. The IA team will be organizing a variety of games and activities with a chance to win some great prizes! Visit National Cybersecurity Awareness Month for more information.