[updated June 26, 2020] Phishing attacks use spoofed emails and fake web sites to fool the recipients into divulging personal information such as usernames and passwords, credit card numbers, social insurance numbers, and more. You have likely received phishing emails in your Sheridan account as well as at home. These emails can be difficult to spot, as cybercriminals are getting smarter about tricking people into clicking on fraudulent links or opening up malicious attachments.
We are happy to offer all Sheridan employees comprehensive security awareness training, offered through KnowBe4, that will help you to identify phishing emails and other cyber security attacks. All employees are strongly encouraged to take this training as the lessons learned will be of great benefit to both your professional and personal life.
To register for training go to: https://training.knowbe4.com and sign-in with your Sheridan email address.
As part of this security awareness exercise, ALL Sheridan employees will receive simulated phishing emails on a regular basis to test their phishing awareness. If you happen to ‘bite’ on one of these messages you may be encouraged to take the training, if you haven’t already, or take additional training, if you already have.
To help make reporting phishing emails to IT easy, a new Microsoft Outlook plug-in, Phish Alert, has been made available for you to download and install through AppsAnywhere. Once installed, restart your Outlook client and you’re ready to report any ‘phishy’ emails at the click of a button. If you are not using Outlook, you can still report phishing by forwarding the email as an attachment to the IT Service Desk.
If you have questions or concerns about this security initiative, contact the IT Service Desk at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 905-845-9430 ext. 2150.
Thank you for helping to keep Sheridan safe and secure.