October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. During this month the Information Security and Assurance team shares information on safeguarding your data, devices, and more from malicious actors. Earlier this month a phishing campaign was conducted to help raise awareness of tactics utilized to compromise your data.
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It is essential to remain vigilant and identify the signs that may flag an email as illegitimate.
- Always verify the sender of the email
- Do not fill out forms requesting your email address and password without verifying their legitimacy.
- When in doubt check in with your organization’s Information Security or IT department.
- As a precaution, navigate to the website yourself or hover over URLs to see where they redirect you before clicking.
If you believe you have received a phishing email, please do the following:
- Do not respond to the message.
- Do not click on any attachments or links.
- Do not call any number listed.
- Do not provide any private information such as username and password.
- If you did respond to the email and provided sensitive information, please contact Fordham IT Service Desk ASAP at (718) 817-3999 for escalation to Information Security and Assurance. The team will verify that your account is safe.
- Delete the message.
Please note Fordham IT will NEVER ask you for your username and password or ask you to click any links to validate or verify your account or password. If you receive questionable or suspicious emails, contact the IT Service Desk and allow Information Security and Assurance to validate the legitimacy of these emails.
Detailed information regarding phishing and other IT security topics is available on our blog at itsecurity.blog.fordham.edu/.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the IT Service at (718) 817-3999 or via email to: HelpIT@fordham.edu.