Cybersecurity Awareness Month Newsletter Phishing Social Engineering

Phish Alert Button Video Guide

Phishing is the most common tool used by cybercriminals to steal login credentials, personal information, data, and intellectual property. If you receive a “phishy” email (i.e., an email that demands unexpected quick action, comes from an unknown sender, asks you to supply login credentials or other personal information, etc.), please protect yourself and others at our institution by using the Phish Alert Button (PAB). When you report a phish using the PAB, our office will investigate the threat and take any necessary action, such as removing all similar messages from systems and notifying our community of the threat.

For a detailed guide on where to locate the Phish Alert Button, check out its guidance page: Phish Alert Button (PAB) | Office of Information Security | Washington University in St. Louis (

Cybersecurity Awareness Month Test Your Knowledge Competition

We invite you to show us what you know by entering our Test Your Knowledge: Cybersecurity Awareness Month edition.

Complete this activity to test what you know and receive an entry for a Bear Bucks award.

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