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The Defense Contract Management Agency’s Information Technology Cybersecurity team champions Cybersecurity Awareness Month, or CSAM, to ensure good cyber habits. Phishing attacks have become an increasingly common problem for organizations of all sizes and can be very difficult to spot. It’s important every individual stop and think before clicking on a link or opening an attachment and know how to spot red flags. Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2023 guidance provides the tools needed to recognize and report phishing it to their organization or email provider.
Week Three focuses on the importance of recognizing and reporting phishing.
DCMA Cybersecurity Tips and Advice
Phishing occurs when criminals try to get you to open harmful links or attachments that could steal personal information or infect devices. Phishing messages or “bait” usually come in the form of an email, text, direct message on social media or phone call. These messages are often designed to look like they come from a trusted person or organization, to get you to respond. The good news is you can avoid the phish hook and keep accounts secure!
1. Recognize - Look for these common signs:
2. Report - If you suspect phishing, report the phish to protect yourself and others.
3. Delete - Delete the message. the most important action you can take is DO NOT CLICK ON ANY LINKS OR OPEN ANY ATTACHMENTS. This includes any “unsubscribe” link. Just delete.
4. Protect – Use the following to protect yourself and the DCMA network:
What if I click on a link or open an attachment?
If you have clicked on a link and/or opened an attachment to a suspicious email from your work DCMA-issued computer, tablet or phone, contact the DCMA Service Center as quickly as possible via phone (1-888-576-3262), email ServiceCenter@dcma.mil, or by visiting the Service Catalog Portal online at https://servicecenter.dcma.mil.
Additional Facts and Figures
For more information about phishing and other cybersecurity topics, visit the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency website or the Cybersecurity Awareness Month webpage on DCMA 365 (employee login required).
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