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How to Spot Phishing Messages Like a Pro

We have recently seen an increase in the number of phishing messages being sent to State of Utah employees. The Division of Technology Services has partnered with MS-ISAC to help raise security awareness. Please take a few minutes and read the How to Spot Phishing Messages Like a Pro article from the Center for Internet Security June Newsletter. 

Recommendations to help protect you from becoming a phishing victim:

  • If it seems too good to be true, it probably is
  • Hover your cursor over links in messages to find where the link is actually going
  • Look for misspellings and poor grammar, which can be good signs a message is a fraud
  • Never respond to an email requesting sensitive personal information (birthday, Social Security Number, username/password, etc.)
Thanks for doing your part to help protect the confidentiality, integrity and availability of the State of Utah’s data. Be sure to complete the 2018 Security Awareness Training Course if you haven’t already. Click here for the course.