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UIT to launch Phish Alert Button for all UMail accounts on August 8

On Monday, August 8, 2022, at 10:00 p.m., University Information Technology (UIT) will deploy KnowBe4’s Phish Alert Button to all UMail accounts at the University of Utah and University of Utah Health. The button enables users to more easily report phishing messages and other suspicious emails to the university’s Information Security Office (ISO) for review and response.

The tool, which is a Microsoft Outlook add-in, will be integrated with current versions of Outlook Web Access (OWA) and Outlook desktop (Windows and Mac) and mobile clients (Android and iOS). The ISO is exploring the option to add the button to the university’s GCloud accounts.

The Phish Alert Button is the preferred method for reporting phishing messages to the ISO’s Security Operations Center (SOC), which will review the suspicious email, notify users whether it is malicious, and act as needed to protect users and the university.

For questions or concerns about the button, please contact the ISO’s Governance, Risk, & Compliance (GRC) team.

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Last Updated: 10/4/22