Report Phishing Wherever You Are!

Even though Ohio State has world-class IT and security professionals on staff who are always monitoring our systems, cybercriminals can still get through the defenses. They do this in ever-evolving and increasingly smart ways.

One of the ways you can help is by reporting any suspicious email messages you receive. While there are a few ways to do that, the one that helps the most is by using the Report Phishing button in your email client. With Enterprise Security’s recent change to a new email security solution, the Report Phishing button is now available in all versions of Outlook (web, desktop client, and mobile app).

By using the button to report your messages, you will be utilizing the university’s security tool to its highest potential. The Report Phishing button will automatically wrap up the message and its associated details and send this package on for further processing. Not only will the system automatically review and act on your reported message, but it will also alert an information security professional here at Ohio State to perform additional analysis. This can result in malicious messages being removed from other people’s mailboxes before they take the bait!

Using the button only takes a few seconds of your time, but it can save a fellow Buckeye from having their information compromised or prevent proprietary data from being stolen. Learn more about how to locate and enable the Report Phishing Button

By default, the Report Phishing button is available to all users in the Outlook application on your desktop or laptop computer, Outlook on the web, and Outlook Mobile. Learn more about how to locate and use the Report Phishing tool.

If you receive a suspicious message just click or tap it when you have a suspicious message open in your client of choice. The button will take care of the rest and you can feel good that you’re helping keep us all safe!