SD73 Secure Signing

"Phishing is the act of attempting to acquire information such as usernames, passwords, and credit card details (and sometimes, indirectly, money) by masquerading as a trustworthy entity". The IT department will never ask you for such information. However, fake messages appearing to be legitimate occassionally sneek by our spam filters. These messages use social engineering to fool you into trusting the email as it appears to come from someone you know. The consequences for divulging this information can range from degraded email service, embarassment or even indentity theft. We have a developed a "digital signature" method that will allow you to verify whether a message was sent by someone in the IT Department. Please use this simple two step process outlined below whenever you receive an IT Department email BEFORE you perform any tasks asked of you.

Click here for instructions on how to verify the authenticity of a message.

Last modified: Tuesday, 2 April 2013, 11:59 AM