Stop phishing with one click

Posted on Friday, May 6, 2022

The Office of the Chief Information Security Officer (OCISO) is responsible for USC-wide information security services, and recently implemented a new anti-phishing feature to protect faculty and staff from cyberattacks.

Phishing is a common type of scam used to elicit confidential information. Most often, phishing comes in an email appearing to be sent from a trustworthy company or person and contains malicious links, requests for information, or harmful attachments.

The OCISO team has enabled a “Report Phish” button for all desktop, mobile, and web versions of Outlook and Google Mail for users with an @usc.edu email.

Users will simply need to click the “Report Phish” button when they see a suspicious email in their inbox. Refer to this this TrojanSecure page for step-by-step instructions.

When reported, the system will automatically quarantine and analyze reported emails for malicious content. If such content is found, it will automatically retrieve the email from all impacted inboxes and mitigate security risks to the user and USC.

 

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