Chance to Win $100 in Our Monthly Challenge

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The OIS is always looking for ways to improve your security and reward your participation in our efforts. This month, we want to point you to a couple of resources that will help you protect yourself from cybercrime and understand how our office can support you.

We’d like to thank our challenge and giveaways participants. We sent notification emails to our most recent winners earlier this month, and we should be getting the prizes credited to your accounts very soon. We have received over 5,000 entries in our 2022 competitions so far, and we would like to extend our sincere appreciation. Every time you take the opportunity to learn more about information security, our institution becomes a little safer and stronger. Our winners this year come from departments all over the university, including:

  • Physicians Billing
  • Division of Biology & Biomedical Sciences
  • Olin Business – BSBA Program
  • OVCR – Office of Research Development (ORD)
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Neurology
  • Program in Occupational Therapy
  • Maintenance
  • Faculty Practice Plan
  • Surgery Business Office

Guidance for Reporting Phishing

Have you seen the Phish Alert Button? It’s the easiest way for you to report potential phishing attacks while giving our office all the information we need to analyze and neutralize any potential threats. You can find the Phish Alert Button (or PAB) in the interface of the Outlook email clients on desktop and mobile or in the browser-based version of Outlook. Please check out the page below for more information about the PAB and where to find it.

Phish Alert Button (PAB)  | Office of Information Security | Washington University in St. Louis

November Prize Giveaway

If you were selected as a winner of our previous competitions, you will be hearing from us soon with instructions about how to help us distribute your prize to your Bear Bucks account. Thank you to all who have participated so far! Follow this link to complete this month’s quiz for a chance to win $100 in Bear Bucks:

As usual, you can find answers to these questions somewhere in the newsletter or elsewhere on the website. Hints are included in the quiz.