External Email Banner for Students, Faculty and Staff
On September 30, the University of Toronto (U of T) will be rolling out an external email banner for all U of T students, faculty and staff.
Due to the rise in email impersonations and phishing attacks, the Office of the Chief Information Officer (CISO) will be adding a banner to all email from external senders, allowing students, faculty and staff to quickly identify if a message is from a U of T sender. Once in place, any email from outside senders will have the following banner included at the top: "EXTERNAL EMAIL: Treat content with extra caution."
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:
- UTM Anti-Phishing/Fraudulent Resources
- Citizen Lab’s Security Planner
- Canadian Centre for Cyber Security
- U of T Security Matters