Tech Drop

A new way to report suspected phishing
Kate Masterson

A new way to report suspected phishing scams will be rolling out to all CCS email accounts over the coming days.

Phish Alert Report Button

Look for the Phish Alert Report button in Outlook. You'll find the same option in webmail and in the Outlook app for mobile - details are included in the full presentation embedded below.

Phish Alert Report button in outlook - white envelope with yellow fish hook

If you receive an email that you suspect might be phishing, select Phish Alert Report and then Phish Alert

Phish Alert button

Confirmation Messages

Phishing Training Simulation

  • If the email was sent by the district as a part of a training campaign, you'll see a message that says, "Congratulations! The email you reported was a simulated phishing attack initiated by your company. Good job!"
  • The message will disappear automatically
  • The email will be moved to your deleted items

Potential Phishing Attack

  • If the email was not a part of a training campaign, you'll see a message that says, "Thank you for reporting this email to your security team. Because of people like you, our company is more secure!"
  • The message will disappear automatically
  • The email will be forwarded automatically to phishing@ccs.k12.in.us and moved to your deleted items
  • The tech team will investigate all reported instances of potential phishing and take action as necessary

Report, Report, Report

  • The most important thing you can do to help protect against phishing attacks is to report them as soon as possible
  • If you think you may have clicked on a link or opened an attachment in a phishing email, reset your CCS network password immediately
  • Alert your building technician so that they can run security diagnostics on your machine

Full Presentation

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