The Office of the Chief Information Security Officer (OCISO) is responsible for USC-wide Information Security services to keep the USC community safe from cyber attacks. Phishing is a common type of scam used to elicit confidential information. Most often, phishing comes in an email appearing to be sent from a trustworthy company or person and contains malicious links, requests for information or harmful attachments.

Recently, the OCISO team implemented a new and simplified process for reporting phishing emails – with a simple one-button solution! The “Report Phish” button will be enabled for all desktop, mobile, and web versions of Outlook and Google Mail for users with an email.

Users will simply need to click the “Report Phish” button when they see a suspicious email in their inbox. The system will automatically quarantine and analyze reported emails for malicious content and if malicious content is found, will automatically clawback (retrieve) the email from all impacted inboxes and mitigate security risks to the user and USC.

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