Due to the rise in email spoofing and phishing attacks, the Office of the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) will be adding a banner to all external emails. The banner will help faculty and staff quickly identify whether a message is from outside the institution or a U of T sender.
To prepare for the External Email Banner roll-out, we have done the following:
Faculty, Staff, and Students at UTSC will start seeing the external email banner as of September 30, 2020. UTSC IITS will liaison with the St. George (Downtown) Campus on any issues at UTSC.
External email banner label helps our community have an easier way to identify a potential phishing attempt or a malicious email. It is a standard industry practice and an additional tool to help our community remain vigilant about information security at the University.
An external email banner (pictured in this artcile) will be added to the beginning of email originating from outside of U of T’s email service. This may include newsletters and notifications.
Protect Yourself: Phishing attacks are becoming increasingly sophisticated, and anyone can fall victim to one. However, the following resources outline steps you can take to protect yourself:
Thank you to UTM IITS for collaborating with UTSC IITS on this communication.