Missouri State’s Information Security Office is launching a simulated phishing program to raise awareness of email phishing and assess the preparedness of our staff to respond to this threat.
Phishing attacks often use deceptive email convince you to enter your username and password on a fake web page, then exploit this access to send other phishing messages from your account, change your direct deposit information or steal data. For more information on identifying phishing, access Missouri State’s information security awareness training.
If you are a Missouri State staff member, you may receive an email that is similar to real phishing emails Missouri State staff members have received and reported in the past. If you interact with the message by clicking on a link or entering credentials, you will be directed to education and awareness materials designed to help you avoid phishing in the future.
If you receive an email you suspect to be phishing, real or simulated, please report it by clicking the “Report Message” button in your Outlook toolbar or forwarding the message to InformationSecurity@MissouriState.edu. Reporting phishing helps protect other members of the university community from similar threats.
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