Phish Alert Button

T&I provides an easy way to report suspicious emails directly from your email desktop or mobile app. Need to report an email and can't find the Phish Alert button? Forward the email to ti@davidson.edu.

Note: This tool is currently available to a small group of users on campus for testing purposes. This tool will become available to the full Davidson community in the summer of 2022.

 

Phishing Basics

Phishing is a cybercrime that relies on deception to influence people into performing an action that compromises personal information or digital security. This could be providing log-in credentials, confidential information or money, or performing an action like inadvertently installing malicious software. Phishing victims are tricked into performing these actions because they trust the source of the request, or engage with the request without taking a critical look. 

Learn more about how to spot a phishing email.

The Phish Alert Button

The Phish Alert button is an easy-to-use tool designed to report suspicious emails directly to the T&I Security Team. 

Phish_Icon_2022.png To use the tool, look for this red email phishing icon in your email application. Depending on the email application you are using, and if you are on a computer, laptop, or tablet, the icon will appear in a slightly different location and may be located in the email preview pane or across a top menu bar. 

 

Easily Submit a Phish Alert
To let T&I know about a suspicious email, simply click on the Phish Alert button. A pop-up box will appear that will provide space for you to confirm that you want to report the phishing email, classify what type of email it is and add any optional comments. If you accidentally tapped the Phish Alert button, you'll have the ability to easily exit the pop-up window without submitting the alert.

Spotting a Simulated Phish Attempt

From time to time Davidson T&I will send simulated phishing emails as part of our overall cybersecurity strategy. These simulated phishing emails are required by our cybersecurity insurance and are helpful tools for the campus to learn how to spot and report suspicious emails. If you report a simulated phishing attempt, you'll receive an immediate notice that you spotted a phish. 

Note: Simulated phishing emails are not currently enabled for the Davidson community. T&I will provide notice to Davidson employees before this feature is enabled.

Congratulations, you spotted a phish! This message was a simulated phishing email sent by Davidson T&I. Thank you for taking the time to report this message. If this email had been a real phishing attempt, your report would have sent an alert to T&I, so thank you! If you have any questions, let us know at ti@davidson.edu or call 704-894-2900.

Spotting a Real Phishing Email

If the email you reported was not sent by T&I as part of a cybersecurity campaign, your Phish Alert will be sent directly to the T&I Security Team who can review the email, and follow up with any questions.  You'll receive an email from T&I confirming your Phish Alert submission with a ticket number included should you need to follow up with any additional information.

Thank you for reporting this email. We rely on reports like this to ensure our Davidson network stays safe, so thank you for taking the time to let us know about this message. If you have any questions, we're here to help! Email ti@davidson.edu or call 704-894-2900.

 

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