October is Cybersecurity Awareness month and it is also the month when all employees take data security training (which is not only good practice, but is also required by our auditors). On behalf of the College’s Executive Team, I want to thank you for all of your efforts to thwart email phishing attempts. Since 2017 the College has reduced the number of people responding to phishing emails by over 50%. And while each batch of simulated phishing emails has gotten a bit harder than the last, you all have done a great job in recognizing them for what they are and either deleting them or clicking on the Phishalert button. In fact, use of the Phishalert button has increased by over 400% since we started data security training.
We now want to take an additional step to help you better spot potential phishing email messages. Beginning on Monday, October 14, the following message will appear at the top of every email message that you receive from a sender outside of TCC:
Seeing this should make you extra cautious about clicking on any links or opening any attachments that you may find in the message.
Thank you all for your continued efforts in keeping our systems secure from potential hackers.
Vice President for Information Technology
Tallahassee Community College
444 Appleyard Drive
Tallahassee, FL, 32304-2895
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