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Dive In to Deepen Your Phishing Knowledge

Posted Date: 12 Apr 2021

Effective Date: 12 Apr 2021

One of the best ways to combat phishing at Northwestern is ensuring students, faculty, and staff have the resources and knowledge they need. Northwestern IT provides the campus community with the information and tools to understand the various types of phishing, how to identify suspicious emails before responding, and where to quickly and securely report phishing to the Information Security Office.

We are pleased to introduce two newly refreshed phishing web pages on the Northwestern IT website, each designed to prepare students, faculty, and staff for cybercriminals' attempts to harvest sensitive University and personal information. 

To make the reporting process as easy as possible, both pages prominently feature a “Report a Phish” button at the top of the page. When clicking the button, users are presented with instructions on how to engage with the Information Security Office.

Northwestern IT continues to monitor and block attempts to attack Northwestern accounts through its Email Defense System. However, we encourage you to stay cybersecurity aware. Study these new pages, read the SecurityInsight blog, and follow the @Northwestern_IT Twitter account for more information security tips.

Visit the Recognizing Phishing Attempts often enough, and you may even see a phishing email you reported featured on the page! For more information security best practices, visit our Secure Northwestern page.

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